It was announced by Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., that Ketan Patel is their new executive vice president, secretary, and general counsel. Forest City is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with headquarters in Cleveland. It develops and manages a portfolio of premier retail, office, apartment, and mixed-use properties across the United States.

Patel moves from FirstEnergy Corp. where he was vice president, corporate secretary, and chief ethics officer. While there he managed the real estate and facilities, corporate, and records and information compliance departments. Previously he was associate general counsel at DDR Corp., a national real estate investment trust and in prior years was with the law firm McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber. Patel received his BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1992 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1995.