Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Bryce Blair
Chairman of the board
Bryce Blair has served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors on Invitation Homes since November 2017 and, from January 2017 to November 2017 as the Executive Chairperson. Prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes, Mr. Blair served on the Boards of Invitation Homes’ predecessor entities, Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P., since September 2013 and as Executive Chairperson thereof since November 2014. Mr. Blair currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), one of the largest home builders in the U.S. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE: REG), one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the U.S., where he chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Blair also currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston College Center for Real Estate and Urban Action and the Advisory Board of Home Start, a non-profit focused on ending homelessness in the greater Boston area. Mr. Blair is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (“AvalonBay”) (NYSE: AVB), a real estate investment trust focused on the development, acquisition and management of multifamily apartments throughout the U.S., where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2012 and Chairman from 2002 through 2013. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, he served as AvalonBay’s President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of Development, Acquisitions and Construction. Prior to the formation of Avalon Properties in 1993, Mr. Blair was a Partner with Trammell Crow Residential. Mr. Blair also previously served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Co. and as a part time faculty member at Boston College. Mr. Blair is the past Chairman of National Association of Real Estate Investment trusts, where he also served on the Executive Committee and on the Board of Governors. He is a past member of the Urban Land Institute, where he served as a Trustee and was past chairman of the Multi-Family Council. Mr. Blair is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization and a former member of the World Presidents Organization.

Jana Cohen Barbe
Director
Jana Cohen Barbe has joined the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes in November 2017. Ms. Barbe is a senior partner and the former Global Vice Chairman of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Ms. Barbe joined Dentons' predecessor firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, in 1995 and became the first woman appointed to Dentons’ global board in 2010. Ms. Barbe also leads the Tax-Oriented Investments Practice, which she founded and where she advises many of the nation's leading financial institutions and insurance companies in connection with affordable housing and community development investments. Previously, she chaired the firm's Real Estate Practice and Financial Institutions Sector. Equally committed to serving her community, Ms. Barbe is the president emerita of Thresholds and is an impassioned advocate for women in law and business.

Richard D. Bronson
Director
Richard D. Bronson has served on the Board of Directors on Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2016 to November 2017, Mr. Bronson served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SWH”) and, from January 2014 to January 2016, served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SWH’s predecessor. Mr. Bronson has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development company, since 2000 and has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the U.S. Mr. Bronson currently serves on the Board of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) and was previously a director of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPH) and Mirage Resorts Inc.. He also previously served as President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts Inc., where he oversaw many of the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside Nevada, and was Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers, an association representing 50,000 industry professionals in more than 80 countries. Mr. Bronson currently serves on the Board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center and is a member of the Western Real Estate Business Editorial Board.
Kenneth A. Caplan
Director
Kenneth A. Caplan has served on the Board of Directors on Invitation Homes since May 2018. Mr. Caplan is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Blackstone’s real estate group. Prior to this, Mr. Caplan served as Global Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone’s real estate group and, prior to that, as Blackstone’s Head of Real Estate Europe. Before joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Caplan worked for Lazard Frères & Co. in the real estate banking group. Mr. Caplan currently serves on the Board of Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) and on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep. Mr. Caplan previously served on our Board from January 2017 following the initial public offering of Invitation Homes until the consummation of the merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes in November 2017.
Michael D. Fascitelli
Director
Michael D. Fascitelli has served on the Board of Directors on Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2016 to November 2017, Mr. Fascitelli served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SWH”) and, from January 2014 to January 2016, served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SWH’s predecessor. Since June 2013, Mr. Fascitelli has been the owner and principal of MDF Capital LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Fascitelli is also a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Imperial Companies, a real estate investment and development company. Mr. Fascitelli has served as member of the Board of Trustees of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) since 1996. He served as the President of Vornado Realty Trust from 1996 to April 2013 and its Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to April 2013. Mr. Fascitelli served as the President of Alexander’s Inc., a real estate investment trust and an affiliate of Vornado Realty Trust, from August 2000 to April 2013. Prior to joining Vornado Realty Trust in 1996, from December 1992 to December 1996, Mr. Fascitelli was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., an investment banking firm, in charge of its real estate practice. Mr. Fascitelli also serves as the chairman of the investment committee and a board member of Cadre, a real estate technology company. He serves as a board member of Child Mind Institute, The Rockefeller University, Urban Land Institute and University of Rhode Island. Mr. Fascitelli is a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a past Chairman of the Wharton Real Estate Center where he served on the executive committee.
Robert G. Harper
Director
Robert G. Harper has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017. Mr. Harper currently serves as the Head of U.S. Asset Management for Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Harper has been involved in analyzing Blackstone’s real estate equity and debt investments in all property types. Mr. Harper has previously served as Head of Europe for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies business and, prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Harper worked for Morgan Stanley’s real estate private equity group.
Jeffrey E. Kelter
Director
Jeffrey E. Kelter has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2016 to November 2017, Mr. Kelter served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SWH”) and, from January 2014 to January 2016, served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SWH’s predecessor. Mr. Kelter is a founding partner of KSH Capital, which provides real estate entrepreneurs with capital and expertise to grow their platform. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Kelter was the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of KTR Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America, until its May 2015 sale to Prologis, Inc. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Kelter was President and Chief Executive Officer and served on the Board of Keystone Property Trust (“Keystone”), an industrial real estate investment trust. Mr. Kelter founded the predecessor to Keystone in 1982, and took the company public in 1997, where he and the management team directed its operations until its sale in 2004. Prior to forming Keystone, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Square Properties, Inc., a real estate company which he founded in 1982. Mr. Kelter currently serves on the Board of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) and is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Westminster School and Trinity College.
John B. Rhea
Director
John B. Rhea has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017 and, prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes, from October 2015 to January 2017, served on the Boards of our predecessor entities, Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. Mr. Rhea has served as President, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm, since June 2017. Mr. Rhea is also Managing Partner of RHEAL Capital Management, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm he founded in March 2014, specializing in multifamily rental housing and mixed-use projects. Mr. Rhea previously served as a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, a worldwide management consulting firm from July 2014 to September 2017. From May 2009 to January 2014, Mr. Rhea was a senior appointee of Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority. Prior to his service with the Bloomberg Administration, Mr. Rhea was Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer and Retail investment banking at Barclays Capital (and its predecessor firm Lehman Brothers) from May 2005 to April 2009. Previously, Mr. Rhea served as Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from May 1997 to April 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rhea worked at PepsiCo, Inc. and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Rhea has served on and chaired several non-profit boards and is currently a director of Wesleyan University, Red Cross Greater New York and University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
Janice L. Sears
Director
Janice L. Sears has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017. Ms. Sears serves on the Board and is the Audit Committee Chairperson of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), a fully integrated real estate investment trust, and as the Board Chairperson of The Swig Company, LLC, a corporate owner of office properties nationwide. From March 2014 to January 2016, Ms. Sears served as a Director and as the Audit Committee Chairperson of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. and, from 1998 to 2009, was a Managing Director, Western Region Head in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities where she was also the San Francisco Market President for Bank of America. From 1988 to 1998, Ms. Sears was Head of Client Management for Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group in California, where she oversaw client relationships with real estate investment trusts, homebuilders and opportunity funds. From September 1982 to June 1988, Ms. Sears was a Real Estate Economist at both Chemical Bank and Citicorp in New York. Her professional activities have included the National Association of Real Estate Investment trusts, the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Sears is the past President and past Treasurer of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Charity League and most recently sat on the Boards of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the San Francisco Economic Development Council and Leadership San Francisco. She acts as an advisor to the Audit Committee of the education non-profit San Francisco Art Institute.
William J. Stein
Director
William J. Stein has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017 and, prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes, from October 2012 to January 2017, served on the Boards of our predecessor entities, Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. Mr. Stein has been a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone since January 2006. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has been involved in the direct asset management and asset management oversight of Blackstone’s global real estate platform. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stein was a Vice President at Heitman Real Estate Advisors and JMB Realty Corp. Mr. Stein currently serves on the Board of Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), where he serves on the Audit Committee, and on the Board of BRE Select Hotels Corp (a voluntary filer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). He previously served on the Board of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT), Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: STAY), La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LQ) and Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX). Mr. Stein is a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Advisory Board and the University of Michigan Real Estate Fund Advisory Board.
Barry S. Sternlicht
Director
Barry S. Sternlicht has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2016 to November 2017, Mr. Sternlicht served as one of the two Co-Chairmen of the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SWH”) and, from 2012 to January 2016, served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SWH’s predecessor. Mr. Sternlicht has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate, since its formation in 1991. During this time, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $84 billion. From September 1997 to May 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was the Chairman of the Board of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) until its acquisition by Marriott International, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer from January 1999 to October 2004. Mr. Sternlicht has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) since its inception in 2009. From January 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Sternlicht served as Chairman of the Board of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPH). Mr. Sternlicht is currently the Chairman of the Board of Baccarat, S.A. and serves on the Board of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE: EL). From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Sternlicht served on the Board of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) and is a former Trustee of Brown University on whose Board he served for 12 years. He also currently serves on the Boards of The Robin Hood Foundation, the Real Estate Roundtable, the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute.