Shell Vacations Appoints Bernard Freibaum CFO
Bernard Freibaum has joined timeshare developer Shell Vacations as chief financial officer (CFO). Freibaum will work closely with Shell Vacations chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Sheldon Ginsburg and president and chief operating officer (COO) Tracy Sherles in evaluating new growth opportunities and enhancing business operations within the company’s many divisions.
During his more than three decades as a financial professional, Freibaum has worked for large public accounting firms as a real estate and tax consultant and for a host of real estate-oriented companies spanning all property types and disciplines. He has skills in development, management, acquisition, disposition, finance, tax and accounting.
Most recently, he was the CFO of General Growth Properties, which focused on regional shopping malls, where he was awarded ‘Best CFO’ in the public Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sector by Institutional Investor Magazine for three consecutive years, from 2004 to 2006.