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Anna Malhari

COOVeris Residential

Jersey City, NJ

Member Since July 2022


Corporate Finance
Real Estate


Anna Malhari serves as chief operating officer. She directly supports the chief executive officer and is responsible for Veris Residential’s operations. Ms. Malhari leads the firm’s ESG efforts and has spearheaded a number of initiatives at the property and corporate levels. Under Ms. Malhari’s leadership, Veris Residential became the first U.S. real estate company to endorse the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and became a signatory to the UN Global Compact and other initiatives. Prior to joining Veris Residential in 2021, Ms. Malhari was a vice president at Colony Capital, Inc., where she was responsible for NorthStar Realty Europe’s capital markets activity and was closely involved in the company’s investment and management activities. Prior to this role, Ms. Malhari held various investment positions at NorthStar and Peakside Capital. During her tenure at NorthStar, Ms. Malhari was involved in the company’s ESG disclosure and other sustainability initiatives. Ms. Malhari is Full Member with IEMA (MIEMA) and a Chartered Evironmentalist (CENv). She has a CEMS Master in International Management degree from the Business University in Prague and the University of Cologne.

Published content

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13 reasons business leaders are ready to resume in-person networking

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Leaders (and their teams) can see significant benefits from participating in industry social settings. In its earliest stages, the Covid-19 global pandemic forced business leaders everywhere to put domestic and international travel plans on hold and cancel their annual in-person conferences until further notice. As creative virtual teams came to the rescue with alternative solutions that went off without a hitch, on-site events eventually returned, slowly, in the process. Although some executives may be hesitant about re-engaging—even after a few years, others are excited about their upcoming speaking engagements or networking prospects alongside longtime industry friends and peers they have missed. Whether it's sharing industry knowledge with the next generation of leaders, landing a feature interview for publication, or identifying a future potential business partner, the following Fast Company Executive Board members below are here to support their reasons for returning to the main stage as a guest panelist and how being back in the building is impacting their continued career growth.

Company details

Veris Residential

Company bio

Veris Residential develops, owns, and manages premier multifamily communities. Beneath that simple statement of fact lies the founding principle of all we do: caring for properties, people, and the planet. Underpinned by high-quality assets and best-in-class technology, we curate holistic places and living experiences that meet the sustainability-conscious lifestyle needs of today’s residents, while empowering our team members, rewarding our partners and investors, and helping to sustain the planet we all share. Veris Residential unifies the vision and expertise of one of the country’s leading real estate investment trusts, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Roseland Residential. With a new name and a new focus, we are creating new possibilities. Actively envisioning a better tomorrow, and doing the work necessary today to go forward together. Diversifying our workforces. Enhancing our communities. Reducing our environmental impact. Increasing our transparency. Making a meaningful difference every way we can. At Veris Residential, our life’s work is making life better.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Real Estate

Company size

501 - 1,000