Board of Directors
Mr. Butcher has been one of our directors since September 2004. Since 1998, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Partners (formerly known as Lincoln Property Company N.C., Inc.), a real estate and development and management firm, in Foster City, California. Legacy Partners develops and manages income property in the western United States. From 1967 to 1998, Mr. Butcher served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Regional Partner of Lincoln Property Company N.C., Inc. Mr. Butcher co-founded, formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and presently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council, a national trade association whose members are the major apartment owners and managers throughout the United States. He also co-founded and currently serves as a Director of the California Housing Council. He is a director of the Charles Schwab Corp., a securities brokerage and related financial services firm. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen E. Cummings
Mr. Cummings has been one of our directors since December 2009. Mr. Cummings currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Corporate Client Solutions, Americas for UBS Investment Bank, a position he has held since November 2012 and also serves as Chairman for the Investment Bank in the Americas, a position he started in April 2011. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Cummings was Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking and a member of Wachovia Corporation’s Operating Committee. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Cummings served in a number of different leadership roles at Wachovia (and First Union Corporation, a predecessor to Wachovia), including their Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Divisions. Before joining Wachovia, Mr. Cummings served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Cummings began his investment banking career in 1979 in the Corporate Finance Division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in New York. Mr. Cummings has a B.A. in administrative science from Colby College, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
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.
Mr. Junquera has been one of our directors since April 2011. Mr. Junquera is the founder of PanMar Capital llc, a private equity firm specializing in the financial services industry, and has been their Managing Partner since its formation in January 2008. Mr. Junquera worked on matters related to the formation of PanMar Capital llc from July 2007 until December 2008. From 1980 until June 2007, Mr. Junquera was at PaineWebber, which was sold to UBS in 2000. He began at PaineWebber in the Investment Banking Division and was appointed Managing Director in 1988, Group Head—Financial Institutions in 1990, and a member of the Investment Banking Executive Committee in 1995. Following the sale of PaineWebber to UBS in 2000, Mr. Junquera was appointed Global Head of Asset Management Investment Banking at UBS, and was responsible for establishing and building the bank’s franchise with mutual fund, institutional, high net worth and alternative asset management firms, as well as banks, insurance and financial services companies active in asset management. Mr. Junquera is on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and is a supporter of various other charitable organizations. He received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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.
Mr. Sambamurthy has been one of our directors since April 2011. Mr. Sambamurthy is currently Managing Principal and Co-Founder of West Point Partners LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm based in New York and has been acting in that capacity since April 2009. From April 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sambamurthy was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Starwood Capital Group. While at Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Sambamurthy was responsible for corporate, entity level and platform investments in real estate, lodging, leisure, gaming and alternative sectors. Mr. Sambamurthy was also involved with various restructurings and debt transactions. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, from February 2002 until March 2005, Mr. Sambamurthy was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he was the head of the mergers and acquisitions and restructuring practice for the real estate lodging and leisure sectors for the Americas. Mr. Sambamurthy was also an Executive Director in the real estate investment banking group at Morgan Stanley where he served from 1994 until January 2002. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sambamurthy held positions at Vornado Realty Trust, Ernst & Young and AF Ferguson & Co. Mr. Sambamurthy is a member of multiple civic organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, Council of Foreign Relations, U.S. India Business Council and New Jersey SEEDS. He is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Madras and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.