|Barry S. Sternlicht|
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Sternlicht serves as the chairman of our board of directors. Prior to our conversion into a corporation, he served as chairman of the board of managers of TPH LLC. Mr. Sternlicht has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group since its formation in 1991. He also has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (NYSE: STWD), since its formation in 2009. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $40 billion. From 1995 through early 2005, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company he founded in 1995. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of Société du Louvre. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL), Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) and Mammoth Mountain. Mr. Sternlicht is a Trustee of Brown University. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Robin Hood and is on the boards of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s National Leadership Advocacy Program and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, the World Presidents Organization, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.