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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

William Albert Ackman
William Albert Ackman
Chairman
William Albert Ackman William Ackman is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser founded in 2003. Pershing Square is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental value investor in long and occasionally short investments in the public markets.

Prior to forming Pershing Square, Mr. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., LLC, an investment adviser that managed public and private equity hedge fund portfolios. Prior to Gotham Partners, Mr. Ackman began his career in real estate investment banking at Ackman Brothers and Singer, Inc. Mr. Ackman received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College.

In 2006, William and Karen Ackman founded The Pershing Square Foundation which supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues. Mr. Ackman's board memberships include Chairman of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP), and the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Harvard Business School.
Adam R. Flatto
Adam R. Flatto
Adam R. Flatto Adam Flatto is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Company, a privately-held real estate investment and development company based in New York City. He has been with The Georgetown Company since 1990, and since that time has been involved with the development, acquisition and ownership of over 20 million square feet of commercial real estate projects throughout the United States.
Jeffrey Davis Furber
Jeffrey Davis Furber
Jeffrey Davis Furber Jeffrey Furber is the Chief Executive Officer of AEW Capital Management, L.P. (“AEW”) and Chairman of AEW Europe. AEW provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. AEW and its affiliates manage $50 billion of real estate assets and securities on behalf of many of the world's leading institutional and private investors.
Allen J. Model
Allen J. Model
Allen J. Model Allen Model is the Co-Founder of Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (“OSC”), and has been Treasurer and Managing Director since 1992. OSC is an international consulting firm that provides public information services to a number of clients worldwide, including the United States Agency for International Development, The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank and host governments.
R. Scot Sellers
R. Scot Sellers
R. Scot Sellers Scot Sellers served as Chief Executive Officer of Archstone, one of the world's largest apartment companies, from January 1997 until his retirement in February 2013. Prior to that, he was Archstone's Chief Investment Officer from 1995 to 1997. Under his leadership, Archstone moved from being a mid-sized owner of apartments in secondary and tertiary cities to becoming the largest publicly traded owner of urban high-rise apartments in the nation’s premier cities. During his 34-year career in the apartment business, Mr. Sellers has been responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of over $40 billion of apartment communities in over 50 different cities across the United States. Mr. Sellers served as the Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts from November 2005 to November 2006.
Steven H. Shepsman
Steven H. Shepsman
Steven H. Shepsman Steven Shepsman is an Executive Managing Director and Founder of New World Realty Advisors, a real estate investment and advisory firm specializing in real estate restructurings, development and finance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shepsman, a CPA, was a Managing Partner of Kenneth Leventhal and Company, and of Ernst and Young's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Shepsman is a Trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, and a member and former chair of the Dean's Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Mary Ann Tighe
Mary Ann Tighe
Mary Ann Tighe Mary Ann Tighe has been credited with transforming New York's skyline during her more than 30 years in the real estate industry. She has been responsible for over 90 million square feet of commercial transactions, and her deals have anchored more than 13.7 million square feet of new construction in the New York region. Ms. Tighe has been CEO of CBRE's New York Tri-State region since 2002, a region of approximately 2,300 employees. In January 2010, Ms. Tighe was named Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York, the first woman to hold this position in REBNY's 114-year history and the first broker in 30 years.
Beth J. Kaplan
Beth J. Kaplan
Beth J. Kaplan Beth Kaplan is a Managing Member at Axcel Partners, where she advises and invests in emerging, high-growth consumer businesses. Most recently, Kaplan served as President and COO of Rent the Runway, where she still serves on the Board. Kaplan’s past experiences include President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer at General Nutrition Corporation; EVP and General Manager of Bath and Body Works; Senior Executive VP of Marketing, Merchandising and Distribution of Rite Aid; and President of Procter and Gamble’s U.S. Cosmetics Division. Kaplan is currently on the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a leading publicly traded media and marketing services company. Kaplan earned both Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Business Administration degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and currently sits on its Board of Overseers.
Paul H. Layne
Paul H. Layne
Paul H. Layne Paul H. Layne is the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Howard Hughes Corporation. Previously, Mr. Layne served as President of the Central Region, responsible for the master planned communities of The Woodlands and Bridgeland in Houston, TX and provided strategic oversight for Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV and Columbia, MD along with other assets within HHC portfolio.