Benjamin S. Butcher
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
Benjamin S. Butcher serves as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Butcher has overseen growth of STAG Capital Partners, LLC and its affiliates over the last seven years, serving as a member of their Board of Managers and Management Committees from 2003 to 2011. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Butcher was engaged as a private equity investor in real estate and technology. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Butcher served as a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he sourced and executed transactions for the Principal Transactions Group (real estate debt and equity). From 1993 to 1997, he served as a Director at Nomura Asset Capital, where he focused on marketing and business development for its commercial mortgage-backed securities group. Mr. Butcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Stephen C. Mecke
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Stephen C. Mecke serves as our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Mecke served as Chief Investment Officer for the STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for all asset acquisition and asset management activities. Mr. Mecke ran the acquisitions groups for M--P--A, a private real estate fund that represented a large east coast endowment fund, from June 2001 to November 2004. Mr. Mecke also worked at Meditrust Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, as Vice President of Acquisitions and various other positions from June 1992 to December 2000. Mr. Mecke received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University.
Gregory W. Sullivan
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Gregory W. Sullivan serves as our Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Sullivan served on the Investment Committees and Boards of Managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC and its affiliates from 2004 to 2011. From 2002 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development for New England Development LLC (NED), where his role was to expand and diversify NED's real estate and non-real estate private equity activities. Mr. Sullivan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trizec Hahn Corporation from 1994 to 2001, a public real estate company headquartered in Toronto. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Sullivan served in various capacities at AEW Capital Management in Boston, including overseeing investments for its real estate opportunity fund and heading its capital markets group. In addition, from 1982 to 1987, he served as a senior finance officer at M/A-COM, Inc., a Boston based telecommunications company, and, from 1980 to 1982, he served as an investment banker at Smith Barney in New York. Mr. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Kathryn Arnone serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Arnone served as General Counsel for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2006 to 2011, where she was responsible for all of its legal matters, including supervising real estate matters, property sales, corporate governance matters and employment issues. From January 2003 to February 2006, Ms. Arnone was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at La Quinta Corporation, a lodging REIT, where she specialized in acquisitions and sales matters. Ms. Arnone served first as Associate General Counsel and then as General Counsel-Healthcare Division at Meditrust Corporation, a healthcare REIT, from October 1997 to December 2002, where she supervised a portfolio of first mortgage loans and sale-leaseback leases. Prior to these positions, Ms. Arnone worked for several private law firms from 1988 to 1997. Ms. Arnone received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
David G. King
Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Operations
David G. King serves as our Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Operations. Mr. King served as a Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2005 to 2011, where he was responsible for portfolio management for the company. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. King worked for AMB Property Corporation, a publicly traded REIT, as Regional Management Officer where he had primary responsibility for leasing, management, development, acquisition sourcing and dispositions of the firm's industrial and office portfolios in the Mid-Atlantic region and in various other positions. Mr. King received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and his Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University.
Bradford F. Sweeney
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Bradford F. Sweeney serves as our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Sweeney served as Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for managing an acquisition team in the sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and closing of deals with a territory of approximately half the country. Mr. Sweeney was employed at Fidelity Investments Real Estate Group from June 1995 to October 2004 in various capacities, most recently as an Investment Officer where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, underwriting and closing private equity and mezzanine debt investments in various real estate asset types. Mr. Sweeney received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Michael's College and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Michael C. Chase
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Michael C. Chase serves as our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Chase served as Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2003 to 2011, where he was responsible for managing an acquisition team in the sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and closing of deals with a territory of approximately half the country. Mr. Chase was the Vice President of Acquisitions at Paradigm Properties, where he was responsible for originating, underwriting, analyzing and closing new investments from March 1999 to June 2002. He also was a broker in the Boston office of Grubb & Ellis focusing primarily on investment sales from June 1996 to February 1999. Mr. Chase received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont.
We intend to continue to maintain a diversified mix of markets andtenants to limit our exposure to any single tenant, industry, or geographic location.
STAG is actively seeking opportunities to acquire industrial property in markets across the U.S. We target the acquisition of individual Class B, single tenant industrial properties predominantly in secondary markets throughout the United States with purchase prices as low as $5 million.
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