Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO | Starwood Capital Group

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a leading diversified finance company.

For the past 30 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investments with an asset value of $225B+. Starwood Capital’s investment vehicles have invested in approximately 250,000 residential units, 4,000 hotels, 100M SF of office properties, 56M SF of retail and 70,000 lots of land in residential subdivisions. The Firm currently manages $120B+ of assets on behalf of its high net worth and institutional partners. Starwood Capital, its affiliates and externally managed public companies encompass over 4,000 employees. The Firm maintains offices in Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Greenwich, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., and affiliated offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Sydney and Tokyo.

From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company he founded in 1995. During his tenure, he built Starwood Hotels into one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, employing more than 120,000 people with 895 properties in 100 countries. Mr. Sternlicht created W Hotels, perhaps the world’s most successful “boutique” brand, and built the St. Regis Hotels brand from a single hotel to a global brand.

In 2016, Mr. Sternlicht was the recipient of PERE’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, he was named the Global Industry Figure of the Year by PERE, received the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Hotel Investment Forum. In 2013, Mr. Sternlicht was named the Most Important Person in Commercial Real Estate Finance by The Mortgage Observer. In 2010, Mr. Sternlicht was named Executive of the Year and Investor of the Year by Commercial Property Executive. Mr. Sternlicht was also named America’s Best Lodging CEO by Institutional Investor Magazine. He is a member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. He has received the Preston Robert Tisch Distinguished Industry Leadership Award from New York University, the CEO Diversity Award from Diversity Best Practices/Business Women’s Network, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Travel Marketing Executives, the Hospitality Heritage Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Marketer of the Year Award from Brandweek. Mr. Sternlicht’s humanitarian efforts have garnered prestigious national honors such as JDRF’s Man of the Year, JDRF’s Living and Giving Award and JDRF’s Chairman’s Award.

Mr. Sternlicht serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable. Additionally, he formerly served as Chairman of the Board and is currently a Board member of The Robin Hood Foundation, and also serves on the Boards of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute.

Barry Sternlicht received his BA, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Richard D. Bronson, Lead Director

Richard D. Bronson has been a director of the Company since its inception in 2009. Since 2000, Mr. Bronson has been the Chairman of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development, investment and advisory company based in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the United States. Mr. Bronson serves as a director of both Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“SREIT”), a public non-listed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused on acquiring stabilized, income-oriented commercial real estate and debt secured by commercial real estate in both the U.S. and Europe, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder, and Invitation Homes Inc., a publicly traded REIT focused on the single-family residential business based in Dallas, Texas, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder (“Invitation Homes”). Mr. Bronson previously was the President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw the New City Development’s new business initiatives and activities outside of Nevada. For over 30 years, Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of myriad commercial properties throughout the United States. Mr. Bronson previously served as a director of Mirage Resorts and as a director of TRI Pointe Group, Inc., a homebuilding and design company based in Irvine, California, in which an affiliate of the Company was a stockholder and which, after a 2015 reorganization, became the successor issuer to TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. (“TRI Pointe Group”). Mr. Bronson is on the Advisory Board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and he and his wife, Edie Baskin Bronson, were the recipients of the department’s 2018 “Visionary Award”. Mr. Bronson has also served as a Trustee and Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers, an association representing more than 70,000 industry professionals in 100 countries. Mr. Bronson is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut, and the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.

Jeffrey G. Dishner, President and Chief Operating Officer | Starwood Capital Group

Jeffrey Dishner is President and Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Capital Group. In this capacity, he works in conjunction with the Firm’s Chief Executive Officer in the day to day management and operations of the business with a particular focus on strategy. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing all international debt and equity investing, capital markets, portfolio management, and investor relations. Mr. Dishner is a member of the Firm’s Executive and Investment Committees, and also serves on the Investment Committee and board of trustees of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of Starwood Capital that is the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 1994, Mr. Dishner worked in the commercial mortgage finance group at J.P. Morgan & Co., where he focused on whole-loan dispositions and securitizations for various thrift institutions. Before that, Mr. Dishner was a member of the acquisitions group at JMB Realty.

Mr. Dishner received a BS degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently on the Athletic Board of Overseer’s. He also received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Dishner is a member of the Class of 1983 (P 15’) of the Lawrenceville School and on the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2017.

Camille J. Douglas has been a director of the Company since 2010. Ms. Douglas is a Senior Managing Director, Acquisitions and Capital Markets, at LeFrak, a family owned real estate company which owns, develops and manages properties in the New York, Miami and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, among others. Ms. Douglas previously held positions as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at LeFrak. Previously, Ms. Douglas was the Founder and Principal of Mainstreet Capital Partners, a private firm focusing on global real estate financial advisory services and transactions for clients in the United States, the U.K., Brazil and India. From 1982 to 1994, Ms. Douglas was Senior Vice President, Finance, at Olympia & York (US), and from 1977 to 1982 she was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co. Ms. Douglas is also currently an Adjunct Professor in Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Master in Urban Planning degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Ms. Harmon is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners (“Artemis”), a real estate private equity firm with more than $9 billion of capital raised since inception across core, core plus, value-add and opportunistic strategies. Ms. Harmon co-founded Artemis Real Estate Partners in 2009. She has oversight responsibility for the firm, establishing and managing the firm’s strategic direction. Prior to co-founding Artemis, Ms. Harmon spent 17 years establishing and leading the principal investing business at J.E. Robert Companies, Inc., a global real estate investment firm where she was President and Chief Investment Officer from 1997 until her departure in 2007.

Ms. Harmon currently serves as Chairperson of the Pension Real Estate Association Foundation, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Alliance and Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO). She serves on the Advisory Council for the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Harmon was previously appointed by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner for the White House Fellows program and was a member of the Board of Directors for Forest City Enterprises and Avis Group Holdings [NYSE: AVI]. She is a former Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association and Women for Women International. Ms. Harmon was recognized in 2020 by Barron’s on its inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, and was recognized by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award winner and National Finalist.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kumin is Co- President of Leucadia Asset Management LLC. Prior to Leucadia, Mr. Kumin was CEO of Folger Hill Asset Management, which merged with Schonfeld Securities in 2018. Previously, he worked at SAC Capital Advisors for 10 years serving as Chief Operating Officer for the last 5 of them. Mr. Kumin also worked at Sanford Bernstein and Lazard Asset Management. Mr. Kumin currently serves as a director on the board of Starwood Property Trust (“STWD”). He also serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, The Fessenden School in Newton, MA, The Trust Board at Boston Children’s Hospital and Team Impact in Quincy, MA. He is currently serving as Chairman of the US Lacrosse Foundation Board and is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Lacrosse Advisory Board. Mr. Kumin is also a member the Breeders’ Cup Board, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Board, and the Belmont Child Care Association Board. Mr. Kumin holds a BA in political science from Johns Hopkins University.

Fred Perpall is the chief executive officer of The Beck Group, one of the world’s largest integrated design-build firms. Mr. Perpall is a registered architect, and leads the firm’s domestic and international design, planning and construction business. Within the Dallas community, he is Chairman of the Dallas Citizens Council and serves as a Director for Triumph Bancorp. He also serves on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center, a member of the United States Golf Association Executive Committee, and, most recently, co-chair of Dallas’ COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. Mr. Perpall is also a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and a former Americas Fellow at The Baker Institute at Rice University. Mr. Perpall received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Fred S. Ridley has been a director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Ridley has been a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, an international law firm (“Foley”), since February 2001. He is the former national chair of Foley’s Real Estate Practice, a member and former co-chair of the Hospitality & Leisure Team and a member of the Sports Industry Team. Mr. Ridley also is a former member of Foley’s Management Committee. Prior to becoming a partner at Foley, Mr. Ridley was a partner at Annis Mitchell Cockey Edwards & Roehn, a law firm that was based in Tampa, Florida (“Annis”), from November 1986 to January 2001 and an associate at Annis from 1984 to 1986. Before joining Annis, Mr. Ridley was a partner at Bucklew, Ramsey & Ridley, a law firm that was based in Tampa, Florida (“Bucklew”), from 1982 to 1984 and an associate at Bucklew from 1980 to 1982. From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Ridley worked at IMG, a sports management firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Ridley has over 35 years of experience in representing financial institutions and developers of single-family and multifamily real estate projects, including coordination of acquisition and financing issues, environmental and coastal permitting, and negotiations of entitlements with local and state governmental entities. Mr. Ridley was recognized by Chambers and Partners for his work in real estate law in its annually published Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Lawyers each year from 2004 through 2017. In 2006 – 2016, Mr. Ridley was recognized by The Legal 500 in the area of real estate, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for real estate law. Mr. Ridley received a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977 and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1974.

Strauss Zelnick has been a director of the Company since its inception in 2009. Mr. Zelnick is a founder of ZelnickMedia Corporation (“ZMC”), a media enterprise which manages and holds interests in an array of businesses in the United States and Canada. Mr. Zelnick currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (“Take-Two”), a video game holding company. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two since 2011 and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. Mr. Zelnick is also the Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation and represents ZMC as a director of Education Networks of America, Inc., a private company. Prior to forming ZMC in 2001, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment, a music and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Zelnick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment’s North American business unit from 1995 to 1998. Before joining BMG Entertainment, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics, a producer and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20 th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of Fox Inc.’s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc., two of which as Vestron Inc.’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelnick also served as Vice President, International Television, at Columbia Pictures. Previously, Mr. Zelnick was on the boards of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, Alloy, LLC and Naylor LLC. He also previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Music Entertainment, Chairman of ITN Networks and Chairman of Direct Holdings Worldwide and OTX. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.