At AIMCO, Ferguson Partners Recruits Slate of Six Independent Directors

“The opportunity to partner with AIMCO on such an important Board-building initiative,
strengthening its Board leadership through a diverse group of new directors with a
myriad of industry knowledge, experiences and backgrounds, has been immensely
gratifying”, said William Ferguson, Chairman and CEO of Ferguson Partners. “We are
proud of our partnership with AIMCO, and recruiting such an accomplished Board
roster, certain to make valuable contributions to the company’s future and in helping
drive shareholder value.”

The new Board placements include:

Deborah Smith

Prior to forming The CenterCap Group, LLC, a leading boutique investment bank, Deb
was Co-Head of M&A and a Senior Managing Director with CB Richard Ellis Investors.
Previously, she was a senior investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions
group at Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Deb worked in mergers and
acquisitions with Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley. She has a Bachelor of
Economics, with honors, and a Bachelor of Law, with honors, from the University of

Quincy Allen

Quincy Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arc Capital Partners. He is a 25-
year veteran of real estate development, portfolio management and investing, with
over $8 billion of transaction experience. Prior to forming Arc Capital Partners, he
was Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Canyon Capital Realty
Advisors (“Canyon”). Prior to joining Canyon, Quincy was an executive with Lazard
Frères focused on real estate portfolio management. Earlier, he was a Vice President
of Acquisitions with Archstone Communities. Quincy graduated from Wayne State
University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Summa Cum Laude and holds an
Quincy Allen MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kirk Sykes

Kirk A. Sykes is Managing Director of Accordia Partners, LLC, a Boston based real
estate investment and development company. He currently serves on the following
Boards: The Eastern Bank Board of Trustees & Risk Management Committee, The
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston External Diversity Advisory Board, The Real Estate
Executive Council (Chairman), The City of Boston’s Civic Design Commission, The
Urban Land Institute’s New England Advisory Board. Kirk earned his Bachelor of
Architecture from Cornell University.

Patricia L. Gibson

Pat is a founding principal and CEO of Banner Oak Capital Partners. Before founding
Banner Oak, she was the President of Hunt Realty Investments, where she led the
commercial real estate investment management activities for the Hunt family of
companies. Earlier, Pat held senior positions at Goldman Sachs’ real estate subsidiary,
Archon Group. She is a member of the Board of the National Association of Real Estate
Investment Managers and previously served as its Chairman. She is on the Board of
Directors of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, a private investment company focused on
energy and real estate. She is also a director of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ).

Richard Dary Stone

Dary is a Partner in Hicks Holdings, LLC, Founding Partner in Scout SSG, and President
and Chief Executive Officer of R.D. Stone Interests. Active in real estate and financial
services, Dary is currently serving as a Director of Cousins Properties, Inc., (NYSE: CUZ).
Tolleson Wealth Management and Tolleson Private Bank, and Perry Homes Advisory
Board. Formerly he served as a Director of Parkway Properties, Hunt Companies, Inc.,
Lone Star Bank and as Chairman of the Banking Commission of Texas. Dary earned his
undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate (JD) from Baylor University.

Jay Paul Leupp

Jay Leupp is the Managing Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager on Terra Firma
Asset Management’s Global Real Estate Securities team. He began working in the
investment field in 1989. Prior to Co-Founding Terra Firma in 2019, Jay served as
the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard Asset Management’s
Real Estate Securities team. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a
Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University. He currently serves on the Board of
Directors of Health Care Trust of America (NYSE: HTA).

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