J. Taggart Birge, Director

J. Taggart Birge became a director on the Washington Prime Group Inc. Board of Directors on May 18, 2017. Mr. Birge has twenty years of healthcare real estate development, leasing and sales experience. Mr. Birge currently serves as President and Principal of Cornerstone Companies, Inc. (“Cornerstone”), a healthcare real estate development, leasing, property management, consulting, and investment company, and has held this position since 2008.

Prior to serving in this role with Cornerstone, Mr. Birge served from 2004 to 2006 as Senior Vice President of Healthcare at Lauth Property Group, an Indiana based commercial real estate development company. Additionally, in March 2008, Mr. Birge co-founded Birge & Held (“B&H”), national apartment real estate, private equity and investment firm, and has served as B&H’s Chief Executive Officer since 2008.

From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Birge practiced real estate law with the law firm of at Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP in its Indianapolis, Indiana office. Mr. Birge’s practice focused on representing private real estate developers with office and medical sales and development across the United States.

Mr. Birge graduated cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Birge has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bowen Engineering since 2002, the Board of Directors of Tindley School since 2015, and the Board of Directors of the Indiana Sports Corp. since 2004.

Member of the Audit Committee

Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee

Member of the Sustainability Committee