– USA, IN – Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE:SKY) today announced that Michael Berman has joined its board of directors, effective today and will also serve as its Audit Committee chair. Mr. Berman brings over 30 years of combined experience in the real estate and financial industries to Skyline Champion.
“We are extremely excited to have Michael join our board,” said Timothy Bernlohr, Skyline Champion’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Michael’s strong financial background in the real estate industry will help drive Skyline Champion towards future growth.”
About Michael Berman
Mr. Berman served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of GGP since December of 2011 until he retired from the company in 2018. He was responsible for GGP’s capital markets, finance, accounting, tax, technology and external communications functions. GGP was a member of Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index and one of the world’s largest real estate companies.
Prior to his role as CFO of GGP, Mr. Berman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties. His role with ELS, a leading owner and operator of manufactured home communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America, will bring additional industry experience, from a customer’s perspective, to the Board of Skyline Champion.
Mr. Berman has been an associate professor at the New York University Real Estate Institute and was in the investment banking department at Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1989 until 2002. During his time at Merrill Lynch he participated in numerous capital market and advisory transactions including the initial public offerings of Equity Residential Properties, Vornado, Inc. and Equity Office Properties, all current or former members of the S&P 500.
Mr. Berman currently serves as chairman of the Audit Committee for Brixmor Property Group, Inc. (BRX).
Mr. Berman holds a master’s of business administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a law degree from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Binghamton University in New York.
About Skyline Champion Corporation
Skyline Champion Corporation was formed in June of 2018 as the result of the combination of Skyline Corporation and the operating assets of Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC. The combined company employs more than 6,800 people and is the largest independent factory-built housing company in North America. With more than 65 years of homebuilding experience and 36 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and western Canada, Skyline Champion is well positioned with a leading portfolio of manufactured and modular homes, park-models and modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, senior and workforce housing sectors.
In addition to its core home building business, Skyline Champion operates a factory-direct retail business, Titan Factory Direct, with 21 retail locations spanning the southern United States, and Star Fleet Trucking, providing transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries from 10 dispatch locations across the United States.
Skyline Champion builds homes under some of the most well know brand names in the factory-built housing industry including Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the U.S. and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada.
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