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Mary L. Ricks

President and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe

Years in Real Estate: 27 years
Years with Firm: 24 years

Mary Ricks is president and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe. She joined Kennedy Wilson in 1990 and before assuming her current role in 2011, headed Kennedy Wilson’s commercial investment group since 2002.

Kennedy Wilson Europe was established in 2011 and since its inception, Ms. Ricks has led Kennedy Wilson Europe in acquiring, with its equity partners, real estate related assets in Europe with a value of approximately £2.5 billion as of December 31, 2013.

In 2013, Ms. Ricks was nominated by PERE as Industry Figure of the Year, Europe. She was also previously named by the L.A. Business Journal as one of the top women in commercial real estate and was featured on the covers of Forum Magazine and Real Estate California, recognizing women at the top of the field. Ms. Ricks received a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, where she was an All-American athlete and is a founding board member of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA.