Robert M. Jackson is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a data center real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Robert is responsible for providing leadership on legal matters including transactions, governance, compliance, litigation and risk management.
Before joining CyrusOne in 2015, Robert was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Storage Post, a privately held owner and operator of self-storage facilities headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led the legal, accounting and human resources functions.
He also served as senior vice president and general counsel of Cousins Properties Inc., an Atlanta-based REIT (NYSE: CUZ), where he was responsible for the delivery of comprehensive legal services and provided executive leadership to the human resources and information technology departments.
At Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm also headquartered in Atlanta, Robert specialized in partnerships and joint ventures. He advised public and private clients in tax, corporate and real estate matters.
Robert is a frequent speaker at industry panels and conferences, including REIT Spin-Offs and REIT Conversions, REIT-REIT Spins and OpCo-PropCo Separations, PLI Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2016.
He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business,
a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, and a Master
of Laws degree in tax from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.