The candidate serves as Independent Director and Audit Chair of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH). In addition she is an Independent Director of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), and as Board Chair of The Swig Company. She was also recently nominated for the Invitation Homes Board of Directors. Invitation Homes is a single-family home rental company that is owned by Blackstone (NYSE: BX). In addition she recently served as Independent Director and Audit Chairman of BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR) from May 2011 to January 2016. Previously, the candidate held the position of Managing Director, Western Region Head in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities. She was concurrently the San Francisco Market President for Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). Prior to 1999, the candidate was Head of Client Management for Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group in California, where she oversaw client relationships with REITs, homebuilders and opportunity funds. Prior to 1988, she was a Real Estate Economist at both Chemical Bank and Citicorp in New York. The candidate earned a Bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Marketing from the University of Delaware. Her professional activities have included NAREIT, Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors.