Marcel Verbaas is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previous to this role, Mr. Verbaas served as President and Chief Executive Officer with Xenia or its affiliated entities from 2007 until November 2017. Mr. Verbaas has also served as a director of Xenia since August 2014 and was elected Chairman in November 2017. From December 2004 to the successful sale of the company in April 2007, Mr. Verbaas was Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a real estate investment trust. In that capacity, he was responsible for the company's investment activities, acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Verbaas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for CNL Retirement Corporation from June 2003 to December 2004, during which time he oversaw more than $2.5 billion in acquisitions in the seniors housing and medical office segments. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Verbaas held the positions of Vice President of Real Estate Finance and Senior Vice President of Project Finance with CNL Hospitality Corporation, the former advisor to CNL Hotel and Resorts, Inc. Prior to joining CNL in 2000, Mr. Verbaas served as Director of Corporate Finance for Stormont Trice Development Corporation, a private hotel development company. Mr. Verbaas also held positions in real estate finance with GE Capital Corporation and Ocwen Financial Corporation where he primarily focused on the financing of lodging properties. Mr. Verbaas received his Master's Degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Mr. Donahue has served on the Board since our listing on the NYSE in February 2015 and currently serves as Lead Director. Mr. Donahue previously served as Chairman of the Board from February 2015 until November 2017 when he was elected Lead Director. Mr. Donahue has served as Independent Lead Director of Welltower Inc. since March 2014, as Chairman since April 2014, and has served as a Director of Welltower Inc. since 1997. Mr. Donahue was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., a provider of affordable housing, from January 2003 to April 2009, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Rouse Company, a real estate development and operations company, from December 1998 to September 2002. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Donahue served as a Director of Bentall Kennedy, an institutional real estate investment advisor, and currently serves as a Director of the National Development Company, a commercial development and property company. Mr. Donahue has also previously served on the board of T. Rowe Price Savings Bank from 2010 to 2013 and the boards of four T. Rowe Price mutual funds, as well as numerous charitable boards. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Mr. Donahue was commissioned as a naval officer at the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and later served for two years on the USS Enterprise.
Mr. Alschuler has served on the Board since our listing on the
NYSE in February 2015. Mr. Alschuler serves as Lead Independent Director and Chair
of the Compensation Committee of SL Green Realty Corporation, an office property
REIT focused on Manhattan real estate, where he has served as a Director since 1997.
Mr. Alschuler serves as a Director for The Macerich Company, a mall REIT focused
on regional malls throughout the United States, where he has served since May 2015.
Mr. Alschuler is the Chairman of HR&A Advisors Inc., a real estate, economic development
and resiliency consulting firm. Mr. Alschuler served as Board Chair and is currently
Emeritus Chair of Friends of the High Line Inc. He is also an Adjunct Associate
Professor at Columbia University, teaching real estate development at the Graduate
School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and a Board Member of Center for
an Urban Future. Mr. Alschuler received a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University
and an EdD degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Mr. Bass has served on the Board since our listing on the NYSE in February 2015. Mr. Bass served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCI Communities, Inc., a lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder of single-and multi-family homes in Florida, from December 2012 until February 2017 and as a member of its board of directors from March 2012 until February 2017. From 2011 to November 2012, Mr. Bass was President of Pinnacle Land Advisors. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Bass was an executive with The Ryland Group, and most recently, from 2008 to 2011, served as Senior Vice President of The Ryland Group and President of the South U.S. Region. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bass held the various titles at The Ryland Group of SE U.S. Region President, Orlando Division President and Vice President, Land Resources—SE U.S. Region. Prior to Ryland, Mr. Bass was President of the Florida Region of Taylor Woodrow from 1997 to 2003. He received a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Mr. Gartland has served on the Board since our listing on the
NYSE in February 2015. Mr. Gartland serves as Director of ABM, a publicly traded
provider of facility solutions, where he has served since October 2015. Mr. Gartland
was President, North America for Avis Budget Group, a provider of vehicle rental
services, from October 2011 until December 31, 2014. Mr. Gartland served as Executive
Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Customer Care at Avis Budget Group, Inc. from
April 2008 through October 2011, as a senior executive of JohnsonDiversey, Inc.’s
from 1994 to 2008, including most recently as President of the North American Region
from 2002 to 2008, and at Ecolab, Inc. from 1980 to 1994, most recently as Vice
President and Director of National Accounts. He received a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration/Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,
Ms. Goulet has served on the Board since our listing on the NYSE in February 2015. Ms. Goulet served as Senior Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of American Airlines Group Inc. from 2013 to November 2015 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer from December 2015 until June 2017. Ms. Goulet served as Chief Restructuring Officer of American Airlines from 2011 to 2013, and as Vice President—Corporate Development and Treasurer from 2002 to 2013. Prior to joining American Airlines, Ms. Goulet practiced corporate and securities law for 13 years. She received a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.
Mary Beth McCormick has served on the Board since our listing on the NYSE in February 2015. Ms. McCormick has extensive experience in real estate, capital markets, and corporate governance and brings that expertise to Board discussions. Ms. McCormick is currently the Executive Director for the Center for Real Estate at The Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University. From 2010 to 2016, Ms. McCormick was a Senior Advisor with Almanac Realty Investors, LLC. She served the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 1989 through 2005, where she was most recently responsible for directing the $64 billion fund's real estate investments. Ms. McCormick has held a number of leadership positions for a variety of national and regional real estate associations, including Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association. Ms. McCormick has served as a Director of EastGroup Properties, an industrial REIT, since 2005, as a director of Broadstone Net Lease, a private REIT, from 2013 to 2016, and as a Director of Mid-America Apartment Communities from 2006 to 2010. Ms. McCormick is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has a Bachelor's degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Mr. Oklak has served on the Board since our listing on the NYSE in February 2015. Mr. Oklak served as Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, a REIT focused on industrial and office properties, from April 2004 through December 2015, and served as a director from April 2004 and Chairman of the board of directors of Duke Realty Corporation from 2005 until April 2017. Mr. Oklak serves on the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Oklak serves on the Executive Committee of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, the Board of Trustees of the Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America Foundation and the Dean’s Advisory Board for Ball State University’s Miller College of Business. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Oklak was a member of the Board of Directors of Monaco Coach Corporation, a recreational vehicle manufacturer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.