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About Us

About Us

Board of Directors

Daniel R. Gilbert

Daniel R. Gilbert is our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and is responsible for the vision, strategy and overall guidance of the company. Mr. Gilbert also serves as a 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 a Chief Investment and 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. In addition, Mr. Gilbert serves as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., and as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., NorthStar's other public, non-traded REIT offerings. In addition, Mr. Gilbert serves as Co-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, 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 NorthStar Realty, 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. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Jonathan T. Albro

Jonathan T. Albro has served as one of our directors since April 2013. Mr. Albro also serves as a director of NorthStar Income, a position he has held since January 2010. He is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Penn Square Real Estate Group, LLC, which he founded in September 2006. At Penn Square Real Estate Group, LLC, he is responsible for strategy, operations, marketing, finance and fundraising.

From April 2005 to August 2006, Mr. Albro served as Executive Vice President, National Sales Manager of Cole Capital Markets, Inc., or CCM, and Senior Vice President of Cole Capital Corporation, or CCC. He was responsible for the growth and management of CCM, a distribution company focused on Cole’s suite of real estate offerings in addition to serving on CCC’s executive committee. From September 2001 to April 2005, Mr. Albro served as Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager of MetLife Investors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., where he was responsible for sales and distribution of MLI Retirement products through financial intermediaries. In all, Mr. Albro has over 25 years of experience in the broker-dealer industry.

Mr. Albro holds a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York in Fredonia, New York.

Justin P. Meagher

Justin P. Meagher is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2017. Mr. Meagher has been a Managing Director, Regulatory Solutions, of SS&C Technologies, a third party provider of software and fund administration to the global alternative asset management industry, since May 2015.

Previously, from May 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Meagher was a Principal at TPG Special Situations Partners (TPG), focusing on regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Meagher was a Managing Director in the legal and compliance departments at various affiliates of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. from January 2009 to May 2013. From February 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Meagher served as a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer at Diamond Lake Investment Group, LP, a proposed multi-strategy hedge fund. Mr. Meagher began his career at the Clinton Group, Inc., an alternative asset manager, where he served as Legal Counsel and Deputy Chief of Compliance from June 2001 to October 2007.

Mr. Meagher has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, a Masters in Administration, Leadership and Technology from New York University in New York, New York and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in New York, New York.

Chris S. Westfahl

Chris S. Westfahl is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Westfahl is a Managing Director of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners where he focuses on providing general partnership equity on a strategic basis to experienced sponsors for acquisitions of residential, office and retail properties throughout the United States.

Previously, Mr. Westfahl was a founder and principal in Elevation Advisors, a real estate advisory firm based in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Westfahl was a Managing Director with Lehman Brothers’ Principal Transaction Group for 10 years where he directly invested equity and mezzanine capital and originated first mortgage debt. Previously, Mr. Westfahl worked for nine years at GE Capital Real Estate where he was responsible for all new business origination in the Northeast region.

Mr. Westfahl has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Winston W. Wilson

Winston W. Wilson is one of our independent directors and the chairman and financial expert of our Audit Committee. Mr. Wilson most recently worked for Grant Thornton’s New York office, from August 2008 until December 2012 as Partner in Charge and Financial Services Industry Leader and from August 2011 until December 2012 as National Asset Management Sector Leader. Mr. Wilson joined Grant Thornton in October 2000 and left in December 2012 to pursue personal interests.

Mr. Wilson has over 23 years of experience with financial services companies including, among others, mortgage and equity REITs, broker-dealers, mutual funds and registered investment advisors. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mr. Wilson worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Credit Suisse First Boston and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Mr. Wilson is a certified public accountant in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Wilson was also recently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Investment Company Expert Panel as well as a member of the Strategic Partners Advisory Committee for Managed Funds Associations (MFA).

Mr. Wilson has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business in New York, New York and a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York.

Daniel R. Gilbert

Daniel R. Gilbert is our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and is responsible for the vision, strategy and overall guidance of the company. Mr. Gilbert also serves as a 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 a Chief Investment and 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. In addition, Mr. Gilbert serves as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., and as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., NorthStar's other public, non-traded REIT offerings. 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 NorthStar Realty, 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. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Jonathan Albro

Jonathan T. Albro has served as one of our directors since December 2012. Mr. Albro also serves as a director of NorthStar Income, a position he has held since January 2010. He is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Penn Square Real Estate Group, LLC, which he founded in September 2006. At Penn Square Real Estate Group, LLC, he is responsible for strategy, operations, marketing, finance and fundraising.

From April 2005 to August 2006, Mr. Albro served as Executive Vice President, National Sales Manager of Cole Capital Markets, Inc., or CCM, and Senior Vice President of Cole Capital Corporation, or CCC. He was responsible for the growth and management of CCM, a distribution company focused on Cole’s suite of real estate offerings in addition to serving on CCC’s executive committee. From September 2001 to April 2005, Mr. Albro served as Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager of MetLife Investors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., where he was responsible for sales and distribution of MLI Retirement products through financial intermediaries. In all, Mr. Albro has over 25 years of experience in the broker-dealer industry.

Mr. Albro holds a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York in Fredonia, New York.

Chris S. Westfahl

Chris S. Westfahl is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Westfahl is a Managing Director of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners where he focuses on providing general partnership equity on a strategic basis to experienced sponsors for acquisitions of residential, office and retail properties throughout the United States.

Previously, Mr. Westfahl was a founder and principal in Elevation Advisors, a real estate advisory firm based in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Westfahl was a Managing Director with Lehman Brothers’ Principal Transaction Group for 10 years where he directly invested equity and mezzanine capital and originated first mortgage debt. Previously, Mr. Westfahl worked for nine years at GE Capital Real Estate where he was responsible for all new business origination in the Northeast region.

Mr. Westfahl has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Winston W. Wilson

Winston W. Wilson is one of our independent directors and the chairman and financial expert of our Audit Committee. Mr. Wilson most recently worked for Grant Thornton’s New York office, from August 2008 until December 2012 as Partner in Charge and Financial Services Industry Leader and from August 2011 until December 2012 as National Asset Management Sector Leader. Mr. Wilson joined Grant Thornton in October 2000 and left in December 2012 to pursue personal interests.

Mr. Wilson has over 23 years of experience with financial services companies including, among others, mortgage and equity REITs, broker-dealers, mutual funds and registered investment advisors. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mr. Wilson worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Credit Suisse First Boston and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Mr. Wilson is a certified public accountant in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Wilson was also recently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Investment Company Expert Panel as well as a member of the Strategic Partners Advisory Committee for Managed Funds Associations (MFA).

Mr. Wilson has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business in New York, New York and a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York.

This website is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. An offering is made only by the prospectus. This website must be read in conjunction with the prospectus in order to fully understand all of the implications and risks of the offering of securities to which the prospectus relates. A copy of the prospectus must be made available to you in connection with any offering. No offering is made except by a prospectus filed with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Attorney General of the State of New York nor any other state securities regulator has approved or disapproved of our common stock, determined if the prospectus is truthful or complete or passed on or endorsed the merits of this offering. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Consult the prospectus for suitability standards in your state. NorthStar Income II is not available to residents of OH. Securities offered through NorthStar Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, an affiliate of and the dealer manager for NorthStar Income II. NorthStar Securities, LLC is doing business as NorthStar BD Securities, LLC (DE) in the following states: FL, GA, TX and WA.

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