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About Us

Board of Directors

Daniel R. Gilbert | Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Gilbert has been our Co-Chairman since August 2015, and our Chief Executive Officer and President since March 2014. Mr. Gilbert is also a member of our advisor’s investment committee. He has also served as Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSAM and parent company of our advisor, since June 2014, and of NorthStar Realty since January 2013.

Mr. Gilbert also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of each of NorthStar Income and NorthStar Income II, positions he has held since their inceptions, in January 2009 and December 2012, respectively, and as Chairman of the board of directors of each of those companies since August 2015. Mr. Gilbert has also served as Executive Chairman of NorthStar Healthcare since January 2014, having previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from August 2012 to January 2014.

Previously, Mr. Gilbert served as Co-President of NorthStar Realty from April 2011 until January 2013 and in various other senior management positions since its initial public offering in October 2004. Mr. Gilbert served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Mezzanine Lending of NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., a predecessor company of NorthStar Realty. Prior to that role, Mr. Gilbert was with Merrill Lynch & Co. in its Global Principal Investments and Commercial Real Estate Department and prior to joining Merrill Lynch, held accounting and legal-related positions at Prudential Securities Incorporated.

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

Scott H. Rechler | Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Rechler is Co-Chairman of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of our sub-advisor.  Mr. Rechler also serves as Chairman of the advisory board and Chief Executive Officer of RXR, a position he has held since its founding in 2007.  From 1989 until January 2007, Mr. Rechler held a variety of positions at Reckson, including serving as its President from 1997 until 2001 and from 2003 until 2006, Chief Operating Officer from 1995 until 1999, as Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until 2003 and as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2007. In addition, Mr. Rechler was a member of Reckson’s Board of Directors from 1995 until 2007 as well as its Chairman from 2004 until 2007. 

Mr. Rechler is the Chairman and CEO of RNY (ASX: RNY), a public real estate company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Additionally, Mr. Rechler is a co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC), one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality student housing communities. Mr. Rechler is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York.  In June 2011, Mr. Rechler was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he serves as the Vice Chair. Mr. Rechler is actively involved with the Real Estate Roundtable, for which he is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of its Political Action Committee.

Mr. Rechler is a graduate of Clark University. He earned a Master of Finance degree from New York University in New York, New York.

Dianne Hurley | Independent Director

Dianne Hurley is one of our independent directors and a member of our audit committee. Ms. Hurley has also served as an independent director and audit committee chair of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. since February 2016, as an independent director and audit committee chair of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Income since March 2016, and as an independent director of NorthStar Realty Europe since August 2016.

Ms. Hurley works as a consultant to startup asset management firms and is currently the startup Chief Operating Officer of Stonecourt Capital, a middle-market growth private equity firm since September 2016. From August 2015 to September 2016, she consulted as the Chief Operating Officer of Imperial Companies, a startup real estate private investment firm, and from January to June of 2015 she was the startup Chief Administrative Officer of RedBird Capital Partners, a growth private equity firm.

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, Ms. Hurley 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 and fundraising, human capital management, compliance policy implementation, joint venture real estate investments and corporate real estate. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hurley 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 the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.

Lawrence J. Waldman | Independent Director

Mr. Waldman is one of our independent directors and a member of our audit committee. Mr. Waldman has over thirty-five years of experience in public accounting. 

Mr. Waldman currently serves as an advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island since September 2011. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. 

Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the board of directors of Bovie Medical Corporation, a public company specializing in the development and manufacturing of medical products and devices since 2011, and has served as chair of its audit committee since 2012. Mr. Waldman is also a member of Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. He is currently a member of the board of directors and Treasurer of each of the Long Island Association, the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business.  Mr. Waldman also serves as a member of the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman is a certified public accountant in New York State. He is a member of the American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA's. He previously served as the Chairman of the board of trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as Chair and a member of the finance and audit committee of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

Winston W. Wilson | Independent Director

Mr. Wilson is one of our independent directors and serves as chairman and financial expert of our audit committee. Mr. Wilson also serves as a director of NorthStar Income II and as chairman of its audit committee, a position he has held since May 2013. 

Mr. Wilson most recently worked for Grant Thornton LLP’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 LLP 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 is currently a doctoral student in business at Pace University. Mr. Wilson also 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 | Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Gilbert has been our Co-Chairman since August 2015, and our Chief Executive Officer and President since March 2014. Mr. Gilbert is also a member of our advisor’s investment committee. He has also served as Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSAM and parent company of our advisor, since June 2014, and of NorthStar Realty since January 2013.

Mr. Gilbert also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of each of NorthStar Income and NorthStar Income II, positions he has held since their inceptions, in January 2009 and December 2012, respectively, and as Chairman of the board of directors of each of those companies since August 2015. Mr. Gilbert has also served as Executive Chairman of NorthStar Healthcare since January 2014, having previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from August 2012 to January 2014.

Previously, Mr. Gilbert served as Co-President of NorthStar Realty from April 2011 until January 2013 and in various other senior management positions since its initial public offering in October 2004. Mr. Gilbert served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Mezzanine Lending of NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., a predecessor company of NorthStar Realty. Prior to that role, Mr. Gilbert was with Merrill Lynch & Co. in its Global Principal Investments and Commercial Real Estate Department and prior to joining Merrill Lynch, held accounting and legal-related positions at Prudential Securities Incorporated.

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

Scott H. Rechler | Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Rechler is Co-Chairman of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of our sub-advisor.  Mr. Rechler also serves as Chairman of the advisory board and Chief Executive Officer of RXR, a position he has held since its founding in 2007.  From 1989 until January 2007, Mr. Rechler held a variety of positions at Reckson, including serving as its President from 1997 until 2001 and from 2003 until 2006, Chief Operating Officer from 1995 until 1999, as Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until 2003 and as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2007. In addition, Mr. Rechler was a member of Reckson’s Board of Directors from 1995 until 2007 as well as its Chairman from 2004 until 2007. 

Mr. Rechler is the Chairman and CEO of RNY (ASX: RNY), a public real estate company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Additionally, Mr. Rechler is a co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC), one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality student housing communities. Mr. Rechler is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York.  In June 2011, Mr. Rechler was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he serves as the Vice Chair. Mr. Rechler is actively involved with the Real Estate Roundtable, for which he is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of its Political Action Committee.

Mr. Rechler is a graduate of Clark University. He earned a Master of Finance degree from New York University in New York, New York.

Dianne Hurley | Independent Director

Dianne Hurley is one of our independent directors and a member of our audit committee. Ms. Hurley has also served as an independent director and audit committee chair of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. since February 2016, as an independent director and audit committee chair of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Income since March 2016, and as an independent director of NorthStar Realty Europe since August 2016.

Ms. Hurley works as a consultant to startup asset management firms and is currently the startup Chief Operating Officer of Stonecourt Capital, a middle-market growth private equity firm since September 2016. From August 2015 to September 2016, she consulted as the Chief Operating Officer of Imperial Companies, a startup real estate private investment firm, and from January to June of 2015 she was the startup Chief Administrative Officer of RedBird Capital Partners, a growth private equity firm.

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, Ms. Hurley 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 and fundraising, human capital management, compliance policy implementation, joint venture real estate investments and corporate real estate. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hurley 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 the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.

Lawrence J. Waldman | Independent Director

Mr. Waldman is one of our independent directors and a member of our audit committee. Mr. Waldman has over thirty-five years of experience in public accounting. 

Mr. Waldman currently serves as an advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island since September 2011. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. 

Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the board of directors of Bovie Medical Corporation, a public company specializing in the development and manufacturing of medical products and devices since 2011, and has served as chair of its audit committee since 2012. Mr. Waldman is also a member of Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. He is currently a member of the board of directors and Treasurer of each of the Long Island Association, the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business.  Mr. Waldman also serves as a member of the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman is a certified public accountant in New York State. He is a member of the American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA's. He previously served as the Chairman of the board of trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as Chair and a member of the finance and audit committee of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

Winston W. Wilson | Independent Director

Mr. Wilson is one of our independent directors and serves as chairman and financial expert of our audit committee. Mr. Wilson also serves as a director of NorthStar Income II and as chairman of its audit committee, a position he has held since May 2013. 

Mr. Wilson most recently worked for Grant Thornton LLP’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 LLP 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 is currently a doctoral student in business at Pace University. Mr. Wilson also 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.

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