The candidate has served as an Independent Director of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA) since August 2007. He is a Principal of Haviland Capital, LLC, an investment company. The candidate served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Faison Enterprises, Inc., a real estate development and investment company, from 1994 until his retirement in March 2013. Prior to joining Faison Enterprises, Inc., he held several positions for Trammell Crow Company. The candidate is a Member of several real estate associations and serves on the Board of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University, a Master’s degree from Duke University and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law.