Vici Properties hands new senior roles to Florio and McCloskey

Casino real estate investment trust Vici Properties has appointed Kellan Florio as senior vice president and chief investment officer and also named Moira McCloskey as vice president for capital markets.


Reporting to Vici president and chief operating officer John Payne, Florio will be responsible for leading Vici’s expansion across experiential real estate investments with operators.

Florio joins Vici from Goldman Sachs, where he spent the last 15 years in the real estate investment banking group advising public and private companies on over $100bn (£79bn/€93bn).

His experience at Goldman Sachs spanned the real estate, gaming and lodging spectrum, and he most recently served as managing director and global head of lodging and leisure investment banking.

“I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Vici since its formation and couldn’t be more excited to join this world class experiential real estate platform at this unique inflection point in the company’s growth and at a time of growing demand for differentiated, out-of-home experiences,” Florio said.

McCloskey will be responsible for leading Vici’s capital markets initiatives and continuing to expand the business’s relationships and access to capital across domestic and international debt and equity markets.

McCloskey has over 15 years of public markets and capital markets experience and joins Vici from Bank of America Securities, where she was a managing director in the Equity Capital Markets group.

Prior to this, McCloskey was also a trader and risk manager for Bank of America Securities' Equity Cash Trading group, specialising in the real estate and financial services sectors.

In her new role at Vici, she will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer David Kieske.

“I'm thrilled to be joining a VICI Team that has raised more than $29bn in capital since the company’s inception in 2017; it is very exciting to be joining at a time when the company will be defining its next chapter, having recently closed its acquisition of MGP,” McCloskey said.