Murray McQueen has been named to the newly created position of president, real estate, to oversee Tribune's (NYSE:TRCO) "valuable portfolio of more than seven million square feet of real estate assets," the company announced today. McQueen will take over his new role effective immediately.

Responding to McQueen's appointment, Tribune President and CEO Peter Liguori said, "Tribune's real estate holdings are significant assets for the company and Murray will make sure that we are maximizing their value for our shareholders."

Before co-founding real estate advisory firm Channel West Group in 2011, McQueen held real estate portfolio management positions with Cerberus Capital Management, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Citicorp (now known as Credit Suisse and Citigroup).