Board of Directors
Judith A. Hannaway
Ms. Hannaway has been one of our directors since September 2004. Currently, Ms. Hannaway is a consultant to various financial institutions. Previously, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Scudder Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Asset Management, as a Managing Director. Ms. Hannaway joined Scudder Investments in 1994 and was responsible for Special Product Development including closed end funds, off-shore funds and REIT funds. Prior to joining Scudder Investments, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Kidder Peabody as a Senior Vice President in Alternative Investment Product Development. She joined Kidder Peabody in 1980 as a Real-Estate Product Manager. Ms. Hannaway received her B.A. from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and an M.B.A. from Simmons College Graduate Program in Management.
David T. Hamamoto
Mr. Hamamoto has been one of our directors and our president and chief executive officer since October 2003 and was named chairman in October 2007. Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar Capital in July 1997, having co-founded and previously been a partner and co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 1988, Mr. Hamamoto initiated the effort to build a real estate principal investment business at Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Hamamoto currently serves as co-chairman of the board of directors and co-chief executive officer of NorthStar Capital. Mr. Hamamoto received a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wesley D. Minami
Mr. Minami has been one of our directors since September 2004. Since 2003, he has been President of Billy Casper Golf LLC. From 2001 to 2002, he served as President of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc., a REIT that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In this capacity, Mr. Minami was responsible for the development, construction, acquisition and property management of over 22,000 high-rise apartments in five major U.S. markets. He resigned from this position after completing the transition and integration of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. from an independent public company to a division of Archstone-Smith, an apartment company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Minami worked as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. Prior to 1997, Mr. Minami served in various financial service capacities for numerous entities, including Ascent Entertainment Group, Comsat Corporation, Oxford Realty Services Corporation and Satellite Business Systems. Mr. Minami serves as a director of Ashford Hospitality Trust. Mr. Minami earned his B.A. in Economics, with honors, from Grinnell College and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Louis J. Paglia
Mr. Paglia has been one of our directors since February 2006. From April 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Paglia was the Executive Vice President of UIL Holdings Corporation, an electric utility, contracting and energy infrastructure company. Mr. Paglia was also President of UIL Holdings’ investment subsidiaries. From July 2002 through April 2005, Mr. Paglia also served as UIL Holdings’ Chief Financial Officer. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Paglia was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of eCredit.com, a credit evaluation software company. Prior to 1999, Mr. Paglia served as the Chief Financial Officer for TIG Holdings Inc. and Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Mr. Paglia received a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Charles W. Schoenherr
Mr. Schoenherr has been one of our directors since June 2014. Mr. Schoenherr serves as Managing Director of Waypoint Residential which invests in multifamily properties in the Sunbelt. He has served in this capacity since October 2011 and is responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities and raising capital. Mr. Schoenherr is also an independent director and a member of the audit committee of each of NorthStar Income and NorthStar Income II, positions he has held since January 2010 and December 2012, respectively. From January 2011 through December 2013, Mr. Schoenherr served as Chief Investment Officer of Broadway Partners Fund Manager, LLC, a private real estate investment and management firm that invests in office buildings across the United States. From June 2009 until January 2011, Mr. Schoenherr served as President of Scout Real Estate Capital, LLC, a full service real estate firm that focuses on acquiring, developing and operating hospitality assets, where he was responsible for managing the company’s properties and originating new acquisition and asset management opportunities. Prior to joining Scout Real Estate Capital, LLC, Mr. Schoenherr was the managing partner of Elevation Capital, LLC, where he advised real estate clients on debt and equity restructuring and performed due diligence and valuation analysis on new acquisitions between November 2008 and June 2009. Between September 1997 and October 2008, Mr. Schoenherr served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers’ Global Real Estate Group, where he was responsible for originating debt, mezzanine and equity transactions on all major property types throughout the United States. During his career he has also held senior management positions with GE Capital Corporation, GE Investments, Inc. and KPMG LLP, where he also practiced as a certified public accountant. Mr. Schoenherr currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Iona College and is on its Real Estate and Investment Committees. Mr. Schoenherr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Connecticut in Stamford, Connecticut.