Board of Directors
Mr. O’Connor, age 55, has served on our Board since August 2011. Mr. O’Connor is a private investor and serves as managing partner of High Rise Capital Partners, LLC and Non-Executive Co- Chairman of HighBrook Investment Management, LP, a real estate private equity firm. He was the cofounder and Senior Managing Partner of High Rise Capital Management, L.P., a real estate securities hedge fund manager which managed several funds from 2001 to 2011. From 1994 to 2000, he was Principal, Co-Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee Member of European Investors, Inc., a large dedicated REIT investor. Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and has an M.S. degree in Real Estate from New York University. Mr. O’Connor is an experienced and successful real estate securities investor as well as hedge fund manager. He has extensive knowledge and experience in real estate securities and capital markets. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston College, the investment committees of endowments for Boston College and Columbia University (Teacher’s College), serves on the executive committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and is a National Trustee of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. He is a frequent speaker at REIT investment forums and conferences and has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Real Estate at New York University. Mr. O’Connor serves as director of Prologis, Inc., a global leader in industrial real estate and previously served as director of Paramount Group, Inc., an owner-operator and manager of high-quality office properties. He has not held any other public company directorships during the past five years.