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Ariella Middlebrook joined Avison Young in 2014 to oversee the U. S. Operations accounting function responsible for financial analysis, reporting, governance, risk management and technology. Ariella’s prior experience includes 25 years of financial reporting leadership in the real estate industry, comprising multi business line real estate services, start up and turnaround real estate investment trusts and Big 4 public accounting. Most recently she served as a Senior Director at General Growth Properties, Inc. a S&P 500 REIT (NYSE: GGP). Before joining GGP, Ariella was a Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. where she provided leadership to the firm’s international accounting operations, which included the oversight of the Global Sarbanes Oxley Program. During her six years at JLL, she was also involved in global ERP implementations, shared service center initiatives and acquisition integrations. Prior to JLL, Ariella was the Vice President – Corporate Controller for Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. a $4 billion start up REIT and a Manager at KPMG, LLP. in the real estate assurance practice. Ariella is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University.