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About Us

About Us

Management Team

Daniel R. Gilbert, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

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.

Frank V. Saracino, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Frank V. Saracino is our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In addition, Mr. Saracino has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of each of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. and NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc. since August 2015. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Saracino was with Prospect Capital Corporation (Prospect) from July 2012 to December 2014, where he concentrated on portfolio management, strategic and growth initiatives and other management functions. In addition, during his tenure at Prospect, Mr. Saracino served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of each of Priority Senior Secured Income Fund, Inc. and Pathway Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. and their respective investment advisers and served as a Managing Director of Prospect Administration, LLC.

Prior to joining Prospect, Mr. Saracino was a Managing Director at Macquarie Group and Head of Finance from August 2008 to June 2012 for its Americas non-trading businesses which included private equity, asset management, lease financing, private wealth, and investment banking. From 2004 to 2008, he served first as Controller and then as Chief Accounting Officer of eSpeed, Inc. (now BGC Partners, Inc.), a publicly-traded subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to that, Mr. Saracino worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank advising clients in the telecom industry. Mr. Saracino started his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he earned a CPA and subsequently worked in internal auditing for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Mr. Saracino holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.

Jenny B. Neslin, General Counsel and Secretary

Jenny B. Neslin has been our General Counsel and Secretary since August 2015, having previously served as our Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2014. Ms. Neslin also serves as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of our sponsor, a position she has held since January 2014. Ms. Neslin joined NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. in July 2013, where she continues to serve as Associate General Counsel and, since April 2014, Assistant Secretary.

In addition, Ms. Neslin has served as NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc’s General Counsel and Secretary since August 2015, having previously served as its Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2014. She also serves as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of each of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. and NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc., positions she has held since April 2014.

Ms. Neslin began her legal career at Clifford Chance US LLP, a global law firm, where she was an associate in its Capital Markets group from October 2007 to July 2013. During her tenure at Clifford Chance, Ms. Neslin primarily advised REITs and investment banks in public and private capital markets transactions. This experience included advising non-traded REITs and other direct participation programs in continuous offerings, ongoing disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and other corporate governance matters.

Ms. Neslin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from New York University in New York, New York and a Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York.

Daniel R. Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and President

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.

Frank V. Saracino, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Frank V. Saracino is our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In addition, Mr. Saracino has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of each of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. and NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc. since August 2015. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Saracino was with Prospect Capital Corporation (Prospect) from July 2012 to December 2014, where he concentrated on portfolio management, strategic and growth initiatives and other management functions. In addition, during his tenure at Prospect, Mr. Saracino served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of each of Priority Senior Secured Income Fund, Inc. and Pathway Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. and their respective investment advisers and served as a Managing Director of Prospect Administration, LLC.

Prior to joining Prospect, Mr. Saracino was a Managing Director at Macquarie Group and Head of Finance from August 2008 to June 2012 for its Americas non-trading businesses which included private equity, asset management, lease financing, private wealth, and investment banking. From 2004 to 2008, he served first as Controller and then as Chief Accounting Officer of eSpeed, Inc. (now BGC Partners, Inc.), a publicly-traded subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to that, Mr. Saracino worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank advising clients in the telecom industry. Mr. Saracino started his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he earned a CPA and subsequently worked in internal auditing for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Mr. Saracino holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.

Jenny B. Neslin, General Counsel and Secretary

Jenny B. Neslin has been our General Counsel and Secretary since August 2015, having previously served as our Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2014. Ms. Neslin also serves as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of our sponsor, a position she has held since January 2014. Ms. Neslin joined NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. in July 2013, where she continues to serve as Associate General Counsel and, since April 2014, Assistant Secretary.

In addition, Ms. Neslin has served as NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc’s General Counsel and Secretary since August 2015, having previously served as its Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since April 2014. She also serves as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of each of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. and NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income, Inc., positions she has held since April 2014.

Ms. Neslin began her legal career at Clifford Chance US LLP, a global law firm, where she was an associate in its Capital Markets group from October 2007 to July 2013. During her tenure at Clifford Chance, Ms. Neslin primarily advised REITs and investment banks in public and private capital markets transactions. This experience included advising non-traded REITs and other direct participation programs in continuous offerings, ongoing disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and other corporate governance matters.

Ms. Neslin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from New York University in New York, New York and a Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, 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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