The candidate has served as an Independent Director of iStar, Inc. (NYSE: STAR) since 1998 and now serves as the Lead Director. She is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2005 to 2007, the candidate was a Managing Director of Starwood Capital Group LP, a private equity firm specializing in real estate investments. Prior to that, she was a Senior Executive with Goldman Sachs & Co. (NYSE: GS) from 1986 to 1996 in various capacities. In addition the candidate currently serves as a Director and member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (NYSE: PCL), which conducts operations in the land, wood products, natural resource and energy businesses, as a Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA), which is primarily engaged in investing in residential mortgage-backed securities, and as a Director and member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), a vertical marketing and online media company. The candidate received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School and an MBA from Columbia University.
iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR) is a real estate investment trust that acts as a private banker for owners of high-end commercial real estate in the US and abroad. Its financing activities include first mortgages, senior and mezzanine real estate debt and corporate capital, net lease financing, and equity investments. The REIT’s loans typically range in size from $20 million to $150 million and are mainly secured by apartments or other residential properties, office complexes, land, hotels, or industrial, retail, entertainment, or mixed-use properties. Office or industrial properties make up 25% of its secured assets, while land makes up another 20%. Market Cap: $770 million.
Candidate ID: 66847