Benjamin S. Butcher
Mr. Butcher served as our executive chairman of the board of directors from 2022 until 2023, as our chief executive officer and chairman of the board from 2010 until 2022 and as our president from 2010 to 2021. Prior to the formation of our company, Mr. Butcher oversaw the growth of our predecessor business, serving as a member of the board of managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC, STAG Capital Partners III, LLC, and their affiliates 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). Prior to that, he served as a director at Nomura Asset Capital from 1993 to 1997, where he focused on marketing and business development for its commercial mortgage-backed securities group. Mr. Butcher serves as a member of the board of trustees and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and compensation committee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE), an owner of office, multi-family and retail properties in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Mr. Butcher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Dr. Jit Kee Chin
Dr. Jit Kee Chin has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Suffolk Construction Corporation Inc. (“Suffolk”), a national privately-held general contractor, since 2017 and additionally as Chief Innovation Officer since 2019. In her roles, Dr. Chin is responsible for building a new capability for Suffolk, setting vision and strategy, driving business insight through analytics and operationalizing the data transformation. At Suffolk, she served on the enterprise steering committee from 2018 to 2020, which governs development and implementation of strategic initiatives. She is also part of the leadership team focused on disruptive technologies, leading Suffolk Technologies and its corporate venture program, which she set up in 2019. In that capacity, she served as a Board Observer at EquipmentShare, a privately held construction solutions technology company. Before joining Suffolk, from 2008 to 2017, she served in various positions with McKinsey & Company, a global strategy consulting company, including as Senior Expert in Analytics from 2016 to 2017, where she specialized in the design and implementation of end-to-end analytics transformations, and as Associate Principal from 2013 to 2016, where she focused on strategic, commercial and analytics consulting for transport, travel, hospitality and logistics clients. Dr. Chin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology.
Virgis W. Colbert
Mr. Colbert served in a variety of key leadership positions with Miller Brewing Company from 1979 until his retirement in 2005, including executive vice president of worldwide operations from 1997 to 2005 and senior vice president of operations from 1993 to 1997. As executive vice president, Mr. Colbert was responsible for plant operations, international operations, brewing, research and quality assurance, engineering, procurement, order production/planning and logistics. Since his retirement, he continues to serve as a senior advisor to MillerCoors LLC. In addition, Mr. Colbert currently serves on the board, including the audit committee thereof, of Drive Shack Inc. (NYSE: DS), an owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses, and on the boards of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC and several affiliates. Mr. Colbert also serves on the board of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University (since 2013). He previously served on the boards of Lorillard, Inc. from 2008 to 2015 (including as lead director from 2013 to 2015), The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation) from 2006 to 2013, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) from 2008 to 2013, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from 2006 to 2008, Stanley Black & Decker from 2003 to 2012 and The Manitowoc Company, Inc. from 2002 to 2012. He is the former chairman and current chairman emeritus of the board for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the former chairman of the board for Fisk University. Mr. Colbert received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Fisk University in 2005 and from Kentucky State University in 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.
William R. Crooker
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Mr. Crooker has served as our chief executive officer and a member of our board of directors since 2022 and as our president since 2021. Previously, Mr. Crooker served as our chief financial officer and treasurer from 2016 to 2022, executive vice president from 2016 to 2021, chief accounting officer from 2011 to 2016 and senior vice president of capital markets from 2015 to 2016. Prior to the formation of our company, Mr. Crooker served as the chief accounting officer for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2010 to 2011. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Crooker worked for KPMG LLP in its real estate practice, focusing primarily on publicly traded real estate investment trusts. He held various positions with KPMG LLP, including most recently as senior manager. Mr. Crooker is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University.
Michelle Dilley has served as the chief executive officer of Awesome Leaders, NFP since 2020. AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) is the supply chain industry’s most active and prominent organization focused on advancing and transforming the future of supply chain leadership. Prior to joining AWESOME, Ms. Dilley served as chief supply chain transformation officer and additionally as chief operating officer at DSC Logistics, Inc. (“DSC”), a logistics and supply chain management organization, from 2017 to 2020. In these roles, she led the vision for the company’s operating platform, implemented strategic initiatives to deliver continuous improvement and was directly responsible for DSC’s network of logistics centers and supply chain packaging operations throughout North America. From 2014 to 2017, she served as senior vice president, operations at LaSalle Bristol, LP, a product distributor and manufacturer for factory-built housing, recreational vehicles and other markets, where she was accountable for supply chain operations and transportation throughout the United States and Canada. From 2009 to 2014, she served as vice president, supply chain at Ascension Health, a non-profit health system, where she led the supply chain business transformation and operational redesign. Ms. Dilley started her career at Whirlpool Corporation, where she served in a variety of roles, including general manager, global indirect goods & services sourcing from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Dilley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
Jeffrey D. Furber
Jeffrey D. Furber serves as the global chairman of AEW. As one of the leading real estate investment advisors, AEW currently manages $75 billion of real estate assets and securities on behalf of a global client base of public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and high net worth investors. Mr. Furber has oversight responsibility for all of AEW’s operating business units in the United States, Europe and Asia. He chairs AEW’s management committee, which is responsible for AEW’s strategic direction and for managing the firm’s resources, and is a member of the firm’s risk management committee and the investment committees in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Furber joined AEW in 1997 from Winthrop Financial Associates (“Winthrop”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Advisors, where he served as managing director of Winthrop and as president of Winthrop Management. In these capacities, he was responsible for acquisitions, asset management and capital markets activity, including the sourcing of equity and mezzanine debt investments. Mr. Furber is a member of the board of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust and the board of the Ogunquit Playhouse and served as a member of the board of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) from 2010 to 2022. Mr. Furber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Larry T. Guillemette
Independent Chairman of the Board
Mr. Guillemette served as chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer and president of Amtrol Inc., a multi-national pressure vessel manufacturer (“Amtrol”), from 2006 to 2017. Mr. Guillemette also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Amtrol from 2000 to 2006 and as executive vice president of marketing and business development from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Amtrol, Mr. Guillemette served as chief executive officer and president of Balcrank Products, Inc., a manufacturer of lubrication equipment for the automotive service market and other industrial product lines from 1991 to 1998. From 1990 to 1991, he served as senior vice president and senior financial officer of The O’Connor Group, a real estate investment, management and development firm. Prior to that, from 1986 to 1990, Mr. Guillemette served as a vice president for Hampton Partners/G.M. Cypres & Co., Inc., an investment banking partnership. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. Guillemette served in various management positions with units of the Henley Group and its predecessors, including Allied-Signal, The Signal Companies and Wheelabrator-Frye. Mr. Guillemette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Francis X. Jacoby III
Since 2016, and from 1995 to 2001, Mr. Jacoby has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Leggat McCall Properties, LLC, a real estate development company. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Jacoby served as an independent consultant providing real estate finance, development and disposition related services. From 2008 to 2013, he served as president of Kensington Investment Company, Inc., the wealth management office for a family that owns travel-related businesses and passenger ships and makes investments in real estate, private equity and venture capital. In addition, in 2012, Mr. Jacoby served as the chief financial officer of Grand Circle Corporation, an affiliate of Kensington Investment Company, Inc. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Jacoby served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for GID Investment Advisers LLC, a family wealth management office whose primary focus is developing, acquiring and managing apartment communities, suburban office properties and flex industrial business parks throughout the United States for its own account and for joint ventures with institutional investors. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Jacoby held a variety of senior management positions in the acquisitions, asset management and finance departments of Winthrop Financial Associates, a real estate investment company which owned and managed multiple property types. Mr. Jacoby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
Christopher P. Marr
Mr. Marr has served as chief executive officer and member of the board of trustees of CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a real estate company that acquires, owns, operates and develops self-storage facilities in the United States, since 2014 and as president of CubeSmart since 2008. Previously, he served as chief operating officer of CubeSmart from 2012 to 2014 and as chief financial officer from June 2006 to November 2008 and as treasurer from 2006 to 2012. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Marr served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), an office real estate investment trust. Prior to joining Brandywine Realty Trust, Mr. Marr served as chief financial officer of Storage USA, Inc., a publicly-traded self-storage real estate investment trust, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Marr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University.
Hans S. Weger
Mr. Weger provides consulting services to real estate and other companies. Prior to that, Mr. Weger served as chief financial officer of Focus Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of restaurants and cafes in the United States, Puerto Rico and 63 foreign countries, from 2014 to 2016. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Weger served as chief financial officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group, a privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality company. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Weger served as chief financial officer, executive vice president and treasurer of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO), a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership, redevelopment and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels. In addition, Mr. Weger served as secretary of LaSalle Hotel Properties from 1999 to 2011. Mr. Weger was responsible for all of the company’s financial, accounting, human resources and information technology activities. Prior to joining LaSalle Hotel Properties, Mr. Weger served as vice president and treasurer for La Quinta Inns, Inc. where he was responsible for all financing activities. From 1992 until 1997, Mr. Weger served in various management roles with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. where he was responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and project financing. Mr. Weger holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.