Officers & Trustees

Officers & Trustees

Executive Officers

Frederick C. Tuomi
Frederick C. Tuomi
Chief Executive Officer
Frederick C. Tuomi

Frederick C. Tuomi has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016 and has served as a trustee of the Company since March 2017. Mr. Tuomi served as co-president of CAH from March 2015 and chief operating officer from July 2013 until the closing of the Internalization (as defined below) and the Merger. He was responsible for setting CAH’s strategic direction and leading the operations of CAH’s single-family rental operations including construction/renovations, marketing, leasing, property management, asset management, human resources and information technology. Prior to joining CAH, Mr. Tuomi was executive vice president and president—property management for Equity Residential, which he joined in 1994. He led the development of Equity Residential’s property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion to become the largest multi-family real estate investment trust (“REIT”) in the United States, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform. Prior to Equity Residential, he was president of Residential Asset Management Group, a subsidiary of Post Properties. Throughout his 35-year career, he has served on numerous multi-family industry boards and executive committees, including the National Multi-Housing Council, California Housing Council, California Apartment Association and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Since September 2014, Mr. Tuomi also serves as a director of Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE: TRC), a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. Mr. Tuomi serves on the board of directors and as treasurer of the National Rental Housing Council. Mr. Tuomi is a graduate of Georgia State University, with degrees in Business Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration.

Charles D. Young
Charles D. Young
Chief Operating Officer
Charles D. Young

Charles D. Young has been our Chief Operating Officer since March 2015. He was also the senior vice president – west division of the Manager until the closing of the Internalization. He has also served as regional vice president, eastern region of Waypoint Real Estate Group HoldCo, LLC (the “Waypoint Manager”) since February 2013. He joined the Waypoint Manager as regional director for Chicago in 2012. Mr. Young brings 20 years of real estate development, investment and management experience to his role. Prior to joining the Waypoint Manager, Mr. Young was executive vice president at Mesa Development from 2003 to 2012, a national real estate developer, investor and service provider with a focus on complex mixed-use residential opportunities. Before Mesa, Mr. Young worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their Real Estate Principal Investment Area (Whitehall) and Goldman’s Investment Banking Division, in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Young also created and managed two entrepreneurial ventures. He co-founded and was a managing director of The Kaleidoscope Group, L.L.C., a strategic diversity and management consulting firm, and he managed K.G. Holdings, LLC, a real estate holding and management firm. Before starting his career in real estate and investment banking, Mr. Young spent several years as a professional football player in the National Football League and the World Football league. He is a board member of SPARK, a non-profit organization that provides apprenticeships to middle school students from disadvantaged communities. Mr. Young holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Arik Prawer
Arik Prawer
Chief Financial Officer
Arik Prawer

Arik Prawer has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. Mr. Prawer was at CAH since its inception in March 2012 and served as co-president from March 2015 and chief financial officer since December 2012 until the closing of the Internalization and the Merger. Mr. Prawer was responsible for all of CAH’s financial, capital raising and treasury functions. Prior to being appointed chief financial officer of CAH, Mr. Prawer devoted his efforts to acquisitions, developing third-party affiliate partner relationships and capital markets activities. Prior to joining CAH in 2012, Mr. Prawer spent 12 years at Credit Suisse Securities, LLC where he led the West Coast Real Estate investment banking practice focusing on capital formation and mergers and acquisitions for public and private real estate companies. Mr. Prawer also has nine years of private equity and corporate experience in the real estate and energy sectors. Mr. Prawer received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S.E. in Finance and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan A. Berry
Ryan A. Berry
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY
Ryan A. Berry

Ryan A. Berry has been our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since joining us in March 2016 after serving as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC), a net lease REIT, from July 2013 to March 2016. At Spirit, Mr. Berry oversaw the legal, governance and compliance functions of the company and managed the execution of corporate finance and strategic transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Berry was in private legal practice, focusing on strategic corporate and finance transactions, securities laws compliance and corporate governance. Mr. Berry practiced most recently as a shareholder of the law firm of Polsinelli PC from 2010 to 2013 and previously as an associate of the law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP from 2005 to 2010, before which he held management positions in business development and operations for public and privately held international corporations. Mr. Berry earned a B.A. from Yale University and a JD, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona, and is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California.

Lawrence P. Gorman
Lawrence P. Gorman
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Lawrence P. Gorman

Lawrence P. Gorman serves as our Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. He joined us in November 2016 after 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions to the hospitality industry, where he served in various technical and leadership roles in property management systems development. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gorman served as the chief technology evangelist for the SkyTouch Technology business division of Choice Hotels International, focusing on SkyTouch Technology’s long-term technology strategy, innovation and business development efforts. Mr. Gorman was also responsible for the initial launch of the SkyTouch Technology cloud platform, where he led the architecture, development, and infrastructure teams. Prior to his role at SkyTouch Technology, Mr. Gorman headed property systems development for Choice Hotels International, where he was responsible for the architecture, design, and development of the hospitality industry’s first large-scale, cloud-based property management system that supported the mission-critical business operations for Choice Hotels International’s portfolio of more than 6,000 hotels worldwide. The success of this property management system within Choice Hotels International resulted in the launch of SkyTouch Technology in 2012 to commercialize this platform for use by the broader hospitality industry. Prior to his leadership roles at Choice Hotels International and SkyTouch Technology, Mr. Gorman served in senior-level programming and architecture roles at Choice Hotels International. Prior to joining Choice Hotels International, Mr. Gorman served as an engineering systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Gorman holds a B.S. degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Oregon State University.

Justin M. Iannacone
Justin M. Iannacone
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION
Justin M. Iannacone

Justin M. Iannacone has been our Executive Vice President, Construction since January 2016. Mr. Iannacone served as CAH’s executive vice president-construction management from March 2012 until the closing of the Internalization and the Merger. Mr. Iannacone was responsible for CAH’s construction operations. Prior to joining CAH in March 2012, Mr. Iannacone was the vice president of finance and operations for Vineyard Homes, LLC from March 2011 to March 2012 where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of over 100 employees in Arizona, California and Nevada. Before joining Vineyard, Mr. Iannacone was a founding partner at Cadence Homes, LLC, a privately held production homebuilding company in Phoenix, Arizona, and served as vice president and designated broker from October 2007 to February 2011. Mr. Iannacone has more than 15 years of experience in finance and construction roles including assisting in the executive management of both small start-up operations as well as large homebuilding companies. Mr. Iannacone has also worked for several homebuilding companies in both operational, financial and land acquisition roles. Mr. Iannacone received his B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona. Mr. Iannacone is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds an active designated real estate broker’s license in Arizona.

Joshua Swift
Joshua Swift
Senior Vice President, Investments
Joshua Swift

Joshua Swift has been our Senior Vice President of Investments since January 2016. Mr. Swift served as CAH’s vice president of asset management and property management, senior vice president of asset management and most recently as senior vice president of investments from May 2012 until the closing of the Internalization and the Merger. Mr. Swift was responsible for the development and implementation of CAH’s property management and asset management teams and starting in February 2015 had overseen the investments department with responsibility for acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and revenue management. Prior to joining CAH in May 2012, Mr. Swift served as the chief operating officer of Green Zebra Adventures from May 2009 to May 2012, a start-up adventure tourism company doing business in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States, including Hawaii. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Swift held various positions with the Loreto Bay Company, a sustainable development real estate company, partnered with the Federal Government of Mexico, building single-family homes, hotels, golf courses and a variety of other vacation property amenities. Mr. Swift has over 12 years of experience in leadership roles focused on operations, asset management and investment management in start-up companies in the real estate and tourism sectors. Mr. Swift received a Bachelor degree in Economics and Spanish from DePauw University.

Trustees

Barry S. Sternlicht
Chairman of the Board

Barry S. Sternlicht has served as one of the Company’s two Co-Chairmen of the Board since January 2016. From 2012 until January 2016, he served as the chairman of the board of trustees of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, our predecessor company. Mr. Sternlicht has been the president and chief executive officer of Starwood Capital since its formation in 1991. Over the past 26 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $84 billion. He was the Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or Starwood Hotels, a NYSE-listed company, from September 1997 to May 2005 and the chief executive officer of Starwood Hotels from January 1999 to October 2004. He has been the chairman of the board of directors and the chief executive officer of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009. Since January 2013, Mr. Sternlicht has served as chairman of the board of TRI Pointe Homes, a position he resigned on March 27, 2017. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of Baccarat, S.A. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE: EL). From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Sternlicht served as a director of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH). Mr. Sternlicht is a former Trustee of Brown University on whose Board he served for 12 years. He is also 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. Mr. Sternlicht received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned a M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sternlicht’s extensive experience in both the real estate markets and as a senior executive and director of other publicly traded corporations enables him to provide our Board with leadership and financial expertise as well as insight into the current status of the global financial markets.

Thomas M. Bowers

Thomas M. Bowers serves as a trustee of the Company. Mr. Bowers is a managing director and head of corporate strategy and development at Starwood Capital. He serves on Starwood Capital’s executive and Investment committees and was formerly the lead independent trustee of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust’s board. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2015, Mr. Bowers was co-head of Asset and Wealth Management-Americas at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for managing the U.S. and Latin American wealth management businesses, and jointly responsible for the integration of Deutsche Bank’s wealth and institutional asset management businesses in the Americas. Mr. Bowers was a member of Deutsche Bank’s Global Asset and Wealth Management Executive Committee and a board member of Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. Bowers previously held a number of senior roles at Citigroup Private Bank, including global chief operating officer; head of strategy and corporate development; chief operating officer-Europe, Middle East and Africa; chief operating officer-U.S.; and head of banking and structured lending. Mr. Bowers holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the Boston University School of Management and a J.D. and LL.M. (taxation) from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Bower’s knowledge, skill, expertise and experience as described above provide valuable perspectives to our Board.

Richard D. Bronson

Richard D. Bronson has served as an Independent Trustee of the Company since January 2016. He served as a member of the Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust Board from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Bronson has been the chief executive officer of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development company, based in Beverly Hills, California since 2000. 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 Starwood Property Trust and previously was a director of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. and Mirage Resorts. He was president of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw many of the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside Nevada. Mr. Bronson is on the board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center. He is a member of the Western Real Estate Business Editorial Board. Mr. Bronson has also served as vice president of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), an association representing 50,000 industry professionals in more than 80 countries. Mr. Bronson’s experience and knowledge in the real estate industry provides our Board with valuable insight into potential investments and the current state of the real estate markets.

Michael D. Fascitelli

Michael D. Fascitelli has served an Independent Trustee of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Fascitelli was a member of the Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust board from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Fascitelli has been a managing member of MDF Capital LLC, an investment firm, since April 2013. Mr. Fascitelli has served as a member of the board of trustees of Vornado Realty Trust, an NYSE-listed REIT, since December 1996. He served as Vornado Realty Trust’s president since December 1996 and as its chief executive officer since May 2009 until his resignation from both positions effective April 15, 2013. From December 1992 to December 1996, Mr. Fascitelli was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in charge of its real estate practice and was a vice president prior thereto. From 2004 until 2013 he also served as a director of Toys “R” Us, Inc. In addition, from August 2005 through June 2008, Mr. Fascitelli was a member of the board of trustees of GMH Communities Trust, a REIT. Mr. Fascitelli holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a M.B.A. from the Harvard University School of Business Administration. Mr. Fascitelli’s executive experience as president and chief executive officer of Vornado Realty Trust and his extensive knowledge of and experience in the real estate industry provide our Board with valuable experience and insight.

Renee Lewis Glover

Renee Lewis Glover has served an Independent Trustee of the Company since February 2017. Ms. Lewis Glover is the founder and has been the managing member of The Catalyst Group, LLC, a national consulting firm focused on urban revitalization, real estate development and community building, urban policy and business transformation since May 2014. From September 1994 to September 2013, Ms. Lewis Glover served as president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority and its affiliates. She served as a consultant for the Atlanta Housing Authority from September 2013 to November 2013 to facilitate the transition of leadership upon her retirement. Ms. Lewis Glover also served as a commissioner of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission from October 2011 to September 2014. The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission was responsible for coming up with a set of bipartisan recommendations concerning federal housing policy and housing finance. Ms. Lewis Glover currently serves on the board of directors of Fannie Mae and the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Ms. Lewis Glover has served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity International from November 2006 to November 2015, including serving as its chairman from 2013 to 2015. She has also served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank "of Atlanta from January 2009 to December 2014 and is currently serving on" the board of advisors of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Urban Research. Ms. Lewis Glover has practiced corporate and corporate finance law at various firms from 1975 to 1994. Ms. Lewis Glover was recommended for membership on the Board by Mr. Terwilliger, an independent trustee and chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Lewis Glover’s extensive experience as a senior executive and board member for housing focused enterprises, public policy and public-private partnerships provides our Board with unique perspectives and valuable insight.

Jeffrey E. Kelter

Jeffrey E. Kelter has served as an Independent Trustee of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Kelter was a member of the Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust board from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Kelter is a partner of KSH Capital. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Kelter was the founding partner and chief executive officer of KTR Capital Partners (“KTR”), a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Kelter was president and chief executive officer and a trustee of Keystone Property Trust (“Keystone”) (NYSE: KTR), an industrial REIT. 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. (“Penn Square”) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a real estate company which he founded in 1982. Mr. Kelter serves on the Board of Directors of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT), and he is a trustee of The Urban Land Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Westminster School, and Trinity College. Mr. Kelter’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his executive experience as president and chief executive officer of Keystone and Penn Square and his extensive experience of over 20 years in commercial real estate.

Thomas W. Knapp

Thomas W. Knapp has served as an Independent Trustee of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Knapp served on the board of directors of CAH until the closing of the Internalization and the Merger. Mr. Knapp is the academic director for the Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is an associate professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and former associate director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he has lectured since 2008. In addition to his role at the University of Southern California, Mr. Knapp is also a national educator as a lead instructor for the National Science Foundation I-Corps program. Mr. Knapp also serves as president of Club Sportswear, Inc., a leader in the beach apparel industry, which he founded in 1984. He has consulted for Billabong International, LTD, an Australia-based company engaged in the wholesaling and retailing of surf, skate, snow and sports apparel, where he previously served as president of GSM Investments for three years. Prior to his time at Billabong and Club Sportswear, Mr. Knapp founded and held senior management roles with other successful companies in the apparel industry such as Honolua Surf Co., where he served as president, and True Textiles, Inc., where he served as chairman. Mr. Knapp was also a partner of Mad Dog Enterprises, LLC, a start-up eyewear and sunglass manufacturer. Mr. Knapp currently serves on the board of trustees of the Institute for Shipboard Education Semester at Sea and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charity providing grants to athletes with physical disabilities. Previously, he served on the board of directors of the Orange County Marine Institute and the American Oceans Campaign. Mr. Knapp’s many years of experience as president of Club Sportswear, Inc., along with his wide-ranging corporate experience in other senior leadership, advisory and academic positions, allow him to provide seasoned insight and business acumen to our Board as we position ourselves for future growth and development. Mr. Knapp graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. and Masters in Business Administration. Mr. Knapp’s extensive business background also lends our Board perspective on our corporate objectives and governance matters.

J. Ronald Terwilliger

J. Ronald Terwilliger has served as an Independent Trustee of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Terwilliger served on the board of directors of CAH until the closing of the Internalization and the Merger. Mr. Terwilliger currently serves as non-executive chairman of Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners, a firm that focuses on rental apartment development. Mr. Terwilliger currently serves as chairman emeritus of the board of Trammell Crow Residential Company, the largest developer of multi-family housing in the United States, which he joined in 1979 and served as chief executive officer from 1986 to 2008. In addition to his post at Trammell Crow Residential Company, Mr. Terwilliger is both the chairman of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a not-for-profit organization geared toward building and preserving affordable rental and for-sale housing, and vice chair of an affiliated company. Mr. Terwilliger’s current leadership roles also include chairman emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center, chairman of the board of directors of I Have a Dream Foundation.. Previously, Mr. Terwilliger served as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission and was the chairman of the international board of directors of Habitat for Humanity; he currently serves as an ex-officio member of the board and chairs Habitat for Humanity’s $4 billion Global Capital Campaign. Mr. Terwilliger has also served as chairman of the Urban Land Institute and remains a trustee, and previously served as chairman of the National Association of Homebuilders multifamily leadership board. Mr. Terwilliger is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy and after serving five years in the Navy, he received his MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Mr. Terwilliger’s years of experience with Trammell Crow Residential Company both as chief executive officer and as chairman enhance our Board’s awareness of the residential real estate market and experience with managing a large portfolio of real estate assets. Mr. Terwilliger’s service on the boards of other real estate-based organizations also provide our Board with important perspectives into the real estate industry generally.

Frederick C. Tuomi

Frederick C. Tuomi has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016 and has served as a trustee of the Company since March 2017. Mr. Tuomi served as co-president of CAH from March 2015 and chief operating officer from July 2013 until the closing of the Internalization (as defined below) and the Merger. He was responsible for setting CAH’s strategic direction and leading the operations of CAH’s single-family rental operations including construction/renovations, marketing, leasing, property management, asset management, human resources and information technology. Prior to joining CAH, Mr. Tuomi was executive vice president and president—property management for Equity Residential, which he joined in 1994. He led the development of Equity Residential’s property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion to become the largest multi-family real estate investment trust (“REIT”) in the United States, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform. Prior to Equity Residential, he was president of Residential Asset Management Group, a subsidiary of Post Properties. Throughout his 35-year career, he has served on numerous multi-family industry boards and executive committees, including the National Multi-Housing Council, California Housing Council, California Apartment Association and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Since September 2014, Mr. Tuomi also serves as a director of Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE: TRC), a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. Mr. Tuomi serves on the board of directors and as treasurer of the National Rental Housing Council. Mr. Tuomi is a graduate of Georgia State University, with degrees in Business Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration.