Mr. Mays joined Cedar Realty Trust in June 2011 after six years with Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he initially served as the controller beginning in May 2005 and was subsequently promoted to chief accounting officer in September 2006 and vice president, chief accounting officer in February 2007. Prior to Federal Realty, Philip was vice president of finance and corporate controller for CRIIMI MAE, Inc. for a period of one year. Earlier in his career, Philip held various accounting and finance positions, including seven years as an accountant at Ernst & Young LLP, achieving senior manager status at its office in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. At Ernst & Young LLP, he supervised audits and assisted clients in real estate, construction and hospitality, including public REITs. Philip has been a C.P.A. since 1993 and has a B.S. degree with a double major in accounting and finance from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.