Real estate investment trust NNN REIT announced the appointment of Gina Steffans as executive vice president and general counsel. She will join Nov. 30.

Steffans will succeed Christopher Tessitore, who will retire effective Jan. 1.

She was most recently chief executive officer of PHM Brands. Previously, she was chief legal officer at PHM Brands, general counsel of Real Capital Solutions, assistant general counsel and senior director at Vail Resorts Management Company, and senior counsel and director at Regency Centers Corp.