EastGroup Properties

Hayden C. Eaves III

Mr. Eaves has served as a director of the Company since 2002. Mr. Eaves’ leadership and experience in the real estate, real estate development and real estate operations business, particularly in the California and Arizona real estate markets, are valuable to the Board. Mr. Eaves has extensive experience in the real estate industry. He is currently President of Hayden Holdings, Inc., a family investment management company, and an advisor to IDS Real Estate Group, where he served as a Managing Director until 2006. Previously, Mr. Eaves was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Region of Trammell Crow Company until 1995, where he was responsible for 52 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Watson Land Company, a private developer, owner, and manager of industrial properties located in Southern California and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Mr. Eaves received a BS in Accounting from California State University of Los Angeles.