The candidate most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) until November 2017. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and was a Senior Partner in and the Co-Head of the Ares Real Estate Group. From May 2007 to September 2010, he was Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of AllBridge Investments, a portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation. The candidate founded WMC Management Company, a privately held real estate operating company. The candidate took Walden private as Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and sold it in March 2006 to a subsidiary of Dubai Investment Group. From December 1995 to October 1999, the candidate served as the Chief Executive Officer and President for Lexford, f/k/a Cardinal Realty, a publicly traded, fully integrated multifamily real estate investment trust. Lexford merged with Equity Residential Properties Trust in 1999. Before Lexford, the candidate served as Director of the Real Estate Products Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to Credit Suisse First Boston, the candidate served as an Executive Vice President of NHP Incorporated. The candidate’s previous professional experience also includes Trammell Crow Residential, as a Development Principal, and Mellon Bank, N.A. as a Vice President of the Commercial Mortgage Banking Group. The candidate has served on the Board of Directors of APGM, the Children’s Hospital Research for Ohio State University, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Leadership Forum on Pension Fund and Endowment Investments in Domestic Emerging Markets, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association of Columbus, OH and the NMHC Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served on the Executive Council for the National Multi Housing Council. Currently, the candidate is a Member of Real Estate Round Table and on the Board of Directors of Texas Real Estate Council. He is also the President Emeritus of the National Rental Home Council. The candidate won the BBB Business Integrity Award for Lexford, Inc. in 1996 and was a judge for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The candidate received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA.