8-K 1 americanrealty8k.htm





Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 14, 2020                                                            




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)








(State or other

jurisdiction of incorporation)


File No.)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1603 LBJ Freeway, Suite 800

Dallas, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 469-522-4200                                                                   


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:




Title of Each Class



Trading Symbol


Name of Each Exchange

on which Registered


Common Stock, par value $0.01




New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


(b)      Effective August 14, 2020, Daniel J. Moos, age 69, President [since April 2007] and Chief Executive Officer [since March 2010] of American Realty Investors, Inc. (the “Company" or the “Issuer”), ceased to be and resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as all positions with any United States subsidiary entities. Mr. Moos noted that his resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company, its management, the Board of Directors or any committee of the Board with respect to procedures, policies or operations of the Issuer.


Mr. Moos will continue as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Southern Properties Capital LTD, a British Virgin Islands Company (“SPC”), wholly owned by Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. (“TCI”), which is over 78% owned by the Issuer and its subsidiaries. SPC has series of debentures listed and traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (“TASE”). He will also continue as the Manager of Victory Abode Apartments LLC (“V Abode”), which is equally owned and controlled 50% by SPC and 50% by an indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Bank of Australia. Mr. Moos will be concentrating his management efforts on the assets and operations of SPC and V Abode for the next few months.


(c)      Effective as of August 17, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Erik L. Johnson, age 52, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Johnson most recently was Vice President of Financial Reporting of The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) in Santa Monica, California, a position he held for more than the past five years, from 2005 through June 2020. Mr. Johnson, a certified public accountant (“CPA”) from 2001-2005, was controller/Chief Accounting Officer of North American Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: NASI), based in Los Angeles, California, and from 2000- 2001, he was the controller of Launch Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUN) in Santa Monica, California.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.



  Dated: August 18, 2020    
By: /s/ Louis J. Corna
    Louis J. Corna
    Executive Vice President,
    General Counsel/Tax Counsel and Secretary