About Us

About Us

Board of Directors

Daniel R. Gilbert, Executive Chairman

Mr. Gilbert is our Executive Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Gilbert has served as the Head of the Retail Platform of Colony NorthStar, Inc. since the formation of the company in January 2017 and previously served as Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and parent company of our advisor, from June 2014 to January 2017, and of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from January 2013 to January 2017.

Mr. Gilbert also serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of each of NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. and NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. In addition, Mr. Gilbert serves as Co-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, Inc.

Mr. Gilbert has also been an Interested Trustee, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Income Master Fund and its two feeder funds, since October 2015 (and, with respect to one of the feeder funds, December 2015) and Chairman since March 2016. Additionally, Mr. Gilbert has served as Director of NorthStar/Townsend Real Estate Fund Inc. since inception and has served as Director of the REIT subsidiary since inception.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Gilbert has extensive expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate investing through changing market conditions and has played a central role in the formation, development and vertical integration of NorthStar’s organization. He previously served as NorthStar Realty Finance’s Co-President from April 2011 until January 2013 and in various other senior management positions since its initial public offering in October 2004. Prior to joining NorthStar Realty Finance, Mr. Gilbert served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Mezzanine Lending of NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., a predecessor company to NorthStar Realty Finance. Prior to that role, Mr. Gilbert spent 10 years with Merrill Lynch & Co. in its Global Principal Investments and Commercial Real Estate Department. Mr. Gilbert currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Investment Program Association.

Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Robert C. Gatenio, Vice Chairman

Mr. Gatenio has been Vice Chairman of the board of directors since March 2016. Mr. Gatenio serves as Managing Director and Co-Head of Investments for NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NorthStar; NYSE: NSAM), a position he has held since June 2014. He previously served as Managing Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NorthStar Realty) beginning in 2010.

Mr. Gatenio has overseen acquisitions of healthcare investments for NorthStar since 2013 and has had a lead role in building the healthcare platform across NorthStar’s managed companies, which currently includes a diversified portfolio of equity and debt healthcare real estate investments in excess of $9 billion. Prior to joining NorthStar Realty in 2006, Mr. Gatenio was with Goldman Sachs in its commercial mortgage origination and distribution group and, prior to that position, was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management on its Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team.

Mr. Gatenio holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University Business School.

Daniel J. Altobello, Independent Director

Mr. Altobello has been one of our independent directors and a member of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Since October 2000, Mr. Altobello, as the Chairman of Altobello Family LP, has been a private investor investing in public securities, gas and oil, mutual funds and private equity ventures.

From September 1995 until October 2000, Mr. Altobello was the Chairman of Onex Food Services, 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 Services, 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. Mr. Altobello is a member of the board 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. Mr. Altobello is a trustee of Loyola Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Altobello 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.

Gregory A. Samay, Independent Director

Mr. Samay has been one of our independent directors and a member of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Mr. Samay served as Chief Investment Officer for the Fairfax County Retirement Systems consisting of three public pension systems with a combined $6 billion of assets from July 2013 (having previously served as an Investment Officer since July 2011) to July 2016.

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 Corporation 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.

Jack F. Smith, Jr., Independent Director

Mr. Smith has been one of our independent directors and the chairman and financial expert of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Mr. Smith is also a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of NorthStar Income, a position he has held since January 2010.

Mr. Smith was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, or Deloitte & Touche, from June 1984 until August 2009. He served as the head of the firm’s real estate industry practice for Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast from June 1996 to June 2007. Mr. Smith began his career as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1973, where his responsibilities included audits, due diligence on acquisitions and mergers, business and accounting advice and assistance in problem resolution. During the course of his career, Mr. Smith has served clients of varying sizes in many different industries, including public and private REITs, real estate developers, merchant builders, real estate investment funds, real estate operating companies and hotels.

Mr. Smith is a member of the American Diabetes Association Leadership Council of Georgia, the Tennessee Technological University College of Business Foundation, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee and Georgia Societies of Certified Public Accountants. Subsequent to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Smith has engaged in investing in and management of personal real estate and other assets.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniel R. Gilbert, Executive Chairman

Mr. Gilbert is our Executive Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Gilbert also serves as Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of our sponsor, NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NorthStar; NYSE: NSAM). Mr. Gilbert also serves as Chief Investment & Operating Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NorthStar Realty; NYSE:NRF), a company managed by our sponsor. He has previously served as NorthStar Realty’s Co-President from April 2011 until January 2013 and has served in various other senior management positions since NorthStar Realty’s initial public offering in October 2004.

Mr. Gilbert also serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar’s other public, non-traded REIT offerings: NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. and NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. In addition, Mr. Gilbert serves as Co-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc., a public, non-traded REIT offering co-sponsored by NorthStar.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Gilbert has extensive expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate investing through changing market conditions and has played a central role in the formation, development and vertical integration of NorthStar’s organization. Prior to co-founding NorthStar Realty, Mr. Gilbert spent 10 years with Merrill Lynch & Co. in its Global Principal Investments and Commercial Real Estate Department.

Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Robert C. Gatenio, Vice Chairman

Mr. Gatenio has been Vice Chairman of the board of directors since March 2016. Mr. Gatenio serves as Managing Director and Co-Head of Investments for NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NorthStar; NYSE: NSAM), a position he has held since June 2014. He previously served as Managing Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NorthStar Realty) beginning in 2010.

Mr. Gatenio has overseen acquisitions of healthcare investments for NorthStar since 2013 and has had a lead role in building the healthcare platform across NorthStar’s managed companies, which currently includes a diversified portfolio of equity and debt healthcare real estate investments in excess of $9 billion. Prior to joining NorthStar Realty in 2006, Mr. Gatenio was with Goldman Sachs in its commercial mortgage origination and distribution group and, prior to that position, was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management on its Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team.

Mr. Gatenio holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University Business School.

Daniel J. Altobello, Independent Director

Mr. Altobello has been one of our independent directors and a member of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Since October 2000, Mr. Altobello, as the Chairman of Altobello Family LP, has been a private investor investing in public securities, gas and oil, mutual funds and private equity ventures.

From September 1995 until October 2000, Mr. Altobello was the Chairman of Onex Food Services, 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 Services, 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. Mr. Altobello is a member of the board 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. Mr. Altobello is a trustee of Loyola Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Altobello 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.

Gregory A. Samay, Independent Director

Mr. Samay has been one of our independent directors and a member of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Mr. Samay has served as Chief Investment Officer for the Fairfax County Retirement Systems consisting of three public pension systems with a combined $6 billion of assets since July 2013 (having previously served as an Investment Officer since July 2011).

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 Corporation 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.

Jack F. Smith, Jr., Independent Director

Mr. Smith has been one of our independent directors and the chairman and financial expert of our Audit Committee since June 2011. Mr. Smith is also a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of NorthStar Income, a position he has held since January 2010.

Mr. Smith was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, or Deloitte & Touche, from June 1984 until August 2009. He served as the head of the firm’s real estate industry practice for Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast from June 1996 to June 2007. Mr. Smith began his career as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1973, where his responsibilities included audits, due diligence on acquisitions and mergers, business and accounting advice and assistance in problem resolution. During the course of his career, Mr. Smith has served clients of varying sizes in many different industries, including public and private REITs, real estate developers, merchant builders, real estate investment funds, real estate operating companies and hotels.

Mr. Smith is a member of the American Diabetes Association Leadership Council of Georgia, the Tennessee Technological University College of Business Foundation, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee and Georgia Societies of Certified Public Accountants. Subsequent to his retirement in 2009, Mr. Smith has engaged in investing in and management of personal real estate and other assets.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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