|Owen D. Thomas|
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Thomas has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2, 2013. Mr. Thomas served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ("LBHI") from March 2012 until March 2013 and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of LBHI.
From 1987 until 2011, Mr. Thomas held various positions at Morgan Stanley, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Managing Director. Mr. Thomas was also a member of Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 to 2011. He is a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, a director of the Urban Land Institute, an officer and a member of the Executive Board of Nareit, a director of the Real Estate Roundtable and the former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association.
Mr. Thomas received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.