Mr. Traenkle has been Chairman, an Interested Trustee, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Capital and the Funds since December 15, 2017, and a member of the Advisor’s investment committee since January 2017.Click here to read more >>
Kevin P. Traenkle | Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Traenkle also serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (NorthStar Income) and NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. (NorthStar Income II), positions he has held since December 15, 2017. Mr. Traenkle is also expected to be the Chief Executive Officer of Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc., which is expected to be the surviving company in the combination of NorthStar Income with NorthStar Income II and a select portfolio of assets and liabilities of Colony NorthStar, Inc. (Colony NorthStar).
Mr. Traenkle has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Colony NorthStar since January 2017, the same position he has held since June 2009 at the preceding company, Colony Capital, Inc. (Colony Capital), prior to the Mergers. Mr. Traenkle served as an Executive Director of Colony Capital from April 2015 to January 2017. Mr. Traenkle also served as a Principal of Colony Capital, where he was involved in many facets of the firm’s activities including: distressed debt initiatives, investment and divestment decisions, business development and global client relations.
Prior to becoming a Principal at Colony Capital in January 2005, Mr. Traenkle served as a Vice President of Acquisitions at Colony Capital and was responsible for the identification, evaluation, consummation,and management of investments. Before rejoining the Colony Capital business in 2002, Mr. Traenkle worked for a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for real estate-related investment and management activities. Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 1993, Mr. Traenkle worked for an investment bank, First Albany Corporation, in its Municipal Finance department.
Mr. Traenkle received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Daniel J. Altobello | Trustee
From September 1995 until October 2000, Mr. Altobello was the Chairman of Onex Food Service, Inc., a subsidiary of private equity investor Onex Corp., where he was responsible for board meetings and special client relations. From December 1989 to September 1995, Mr. Altobello served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caterair International Corporation, an in-flight food service provider that was acquired by Onex Food Service, Inc. in September 1995. From November 1979 to December 1989, he held various managerial positions with the food service management and in-flight catering divisions of Marriott Corporation (NYSE: MAR), including Executive Vice President of Marriott Corporation and President of Marriott Airport Operations Group.
Mr. Altobello began his management career at Georgetown University as Vice President of Administration Services. He is a member of the boards of directors of Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI), a principal investment firm that invests in mortgage-related and other assets, DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH), a lodging focused real estate company, Mesa Air Group, Inc., a regional airline and MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc., a wholesale food manufacturer. Mr. Altobello also served on the advisory board of Hidden Creek Partners until February 2013 and is a trustee of Loyola Foundation, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. and Master of Business Administration from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dianne P. Hurley | Trustee
Previously, Ms. Hurley served from November 2011 to January 2015 as Managing Director of SG Partners, an executive search firm, where her responsibilities included business development and execution of private equity, hedge fund and real estate recruiting efforts. From September 2009 to November 2011, she served as the Chief Operating Officer, Global Distribution, of Credit Suisse Asset Management, where she was responsible for overall management of the sales business, strategic initiatives, financial and client reporting, and regulatory and compliance oversight. From 2004 to September 2009, Ms. Hurley served as the founding Chief Administrative Officer of TPG-Axon Capital, where she was responsible for investor relations, fundraising, human capital management, compliance policy implementation, joint venture real estate investments and corporate real estate.
Prior to 2004, Ms. Hurley served in the Office of the President at the Rockefeller University, where she provided staff analysis and direction for all major administrative projects, including real estate development. Additionally, in early 2015, Ms. Hurley worked as CAO of growth equity firm RedBird Capital Partners during its startup phase, and earlier in her career worked in real estate and corporate finance at Edison Schools Inc. and in the real estate department at Goldman Sachs.
Ms. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut.
Gregory A. Samay | Trustee
Mr. Samay served as Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer for Arlington County Employees’ Retirement System, a $1.3 billion public pension plan, from August 2005 to September 2010. Mr. Samay served as Assistant Treasurer for YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), a quick service restaurant company, from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc., a publicly traded REIT that merged with Archstone Communities of Denver in 2001 to form Archstone-Smith Trust, a publicly-traded REIT until acquired by Tishman Speyer and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in October 2007. Mr. Samay served as Senior Manager, Capital Markets and Investments, for MCI Corporate from 1996 to 1998. From 1987 to 1996, he held various positions, progressing from Senior Financial Advisor-Corporate Treasury to Assistant Treasurer-Corporate Treasury, for COMSAT Corporation, a global telecommunications company.
Mr. Samay holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.