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KBS Growth & Income REIT
Board of Directors
|NAME||BOARD OF DIRECTORS||CONFLICTS COMMITTEE||AUDIT COMMITTEE|
|Charles J. Schreiber, Jr.||x|
|George R. Bravante, Jr.*||x||x||x|
|Jon D. Kline*||x||x||x|
|Keith P. Russell* $||x||x||x|
* – Independent Directors
$ – Financial Expert
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Charles J. Schreiber, Jr. is our Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and one of our directors, positions he has held since January 2015. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of our advisor and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a director of KBS REIT I, positions he has held for these entities since October 2004 and June 2005, respectively; Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a director of KBS REIT II, positions he has held since August 2007, August 2007 and July 2007, respectively; and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a director of KBS REIT III, positions he has held since January 2010, January 2010 and December 2009, respectively. In addition, Mr. Schreiber is a sponsor of our company and is a sponsor of KBS REIT I, KBS REIT II, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT, KBS REIT III and KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II, which were formed in 2015, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2009 and 2013, respectively. Other than de minimis amounts owned by family members or family trusts, Mr. Schreiber indirectly owns and controls a 33 1/3% interest in KBS Holdings LLC, which is the sole owner of our advisor and our dealer manager.
Mr. Schreiber is the Chief Executive Officer of KBS Realty Advisors LLC and is a principal of Koll Bren Schreiber Realty Advisors, Inc., each an active and nationally recognized real estate investment advisor. These entities are registered as investment advisers with the SEC. The first investment advisor affiliated with Messrs. Bren and Schreiber was formed in 1992. As of December 31, 2015, KBS Realty Advisors, together with KBS affiliates, including KBS Capital Advisors, had been involved in the investment in or management of approximately $21.0 billion of real estate investments on behalf of institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, institutional and sovereign wealth funds, and the investors in KBS REIT I, KBS REIT II, KBS REIT III, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT and KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II.
Mr. Schreiber oversees all aspects of KBS Capital Advisors’ and KBS Realty Advisors’ operations, including the acquisition and management of individual investments and portfolios of investments for KBS-sponsored programs and KBS-advised investors. He also directs all facets of KBS Capital Advisors’ and KBS Realty Advisors’ business activities and is responsible for investor relationships. Mr. Schreiber is a member of the investment committee formed by KBS Capital Advisors to evaluate and recommend new investment opportunities for us.
Mr. Schreiber has been involved in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing for more than 40 years and with the acquisition, origination, management, disposition and financing of real estate-related debt investments for more than 20 years. Prior to teaming with Mr. Bren in 1992, he served as the Executive Vice President of Koll Investment Management Services and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions/Dispositions for The Koll Company. During the mid-1970s through the 1980s, he was Founder and President of Pacific Development Company and was previously Senior Vice President/Southern California Regional Manager of Ashwill-Burke Commercial Brokerage.
Mr. Schreiber graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. During his four years at USC, he did graduate work in the then newly-formed Real Estate Department in the USC Graduate School of Business. He is currently an Executive Board Member for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business/School of Policy, Planning and Development. Mr. Schreiber also serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Public Non-Listed REIT Council for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
George R. Bravante, Jr. is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2016. In 1996, Mr. Bravante founded Biltmore Advisors, LLC, the general partner of Bravante-Curci Investors, L.P., and since 1996, he has served as the Managing Member of Biltmore Advisors, LLC. Bravante-Curci Investors focuses on real estate and agricultural investments in California. Since 2005, Mr. Bravante has been the owner of Bravante Produce, which oversees agricultural land, and since July 2013, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Agriculture Realty, LP, an agricultural real estate fund.
Mr. Bravante has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years. Prior to founding Bravante-Curci Investors in 1996, Mr. Bravante served as: President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Advisors, where he oversaw all aspects of the firm’s operations, including financial and asset management and property management and dispositions; President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Realty Group, where he was responsible for the strategic management, restructuring and disposition of more than $20 billion in real estate-related assets; Chief Financial Officer of RMB Realty, where he was extensively involved with all aspects of numerous commercial real estate transactions; and Manager of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young LLP), where he advised real estate developers and financial institutions as a member of the real estate consulting group. Since December 2014, Mr. Bravante has served on the board of directors and audit committee of Sabre Corp, and from 2004 through 2010, Mr. Bravante served on the board of directors of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., serving as non-executive chairman from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Bravante also served on the board of directors of Sunkist Growers, Inc. from January 2011 through January 2014 and of American Real Estate Group from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Bravante received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1982.
Jon D. Kline is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Kline is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clearview Hotel Capital, LLC, a privately-held hotel investment and advisory company focused on acquiring and providing asset management for hotels in urban and unique locations. Mr. Kline has led Clearview Hotel Capital since its founding in 2007. From 2006 through 2007, he served as President and, from 2003 to 2006, as Chief Financial Officer of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., a public hotel REIT (NYSE:SHO). Prior to joining Sunstone in 2003, Mr. Kline oversaw the U.S. hospitality and leisure investment banking practice at Merrill Lynch & Co., with responsibility for lodging, gaming, restaurants and other leisure industries. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kline was a real estate investment banker at Smith Barney, focused on lodging and other real estate asset classes, and an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Kline has served on the board of directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE), a public REIT, since June 2014, and he is currently the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees. Mr. Kline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Keith P. Russell is one of our independent directors, a position he has held since March 2016. Since June 2001, Mr. Russell has been President of Russell Financial, Inc., a strategic and financial consulting firm serving businesses and high net worth individuals. In March 2001, Mr. Russell retired as Chairman of Mellon West and Vice Chairman of Mellon Financial Corporation, in which capacities he had served since 1996. From 1991 through 1996, Mr. Russell served in various positions at Mellon, including Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of Mellon Bank Corporation and Chairman of Mellon Bank Corporation’s Credit Policy Committee. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Russell served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a director, of Glenfed/Glendale Federal Bank.
Mr. Russell has served on the board of directors of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO), a public REIT, since 2004, and he is currently the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Russell has served on the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HEI) since May 2011, and he is currently a member of the audit committee. Since 2010, Mr. Russell has also served on the board of directors of American Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, and he is currently a member of the audit committee and is the chair of the risk committee. Since December 2014, Mr. Russell has also served on the board of directors of ASB (Hawaii), a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, and he is currently a member of the audit committee. In addition, From 2002 to July 2011, Mr. Russell served on the board of directors of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc., where he served as chair of the audit committee and as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee. Mr. Russell has been a panelist at various conferences and seminars, addressing topics such as corporate governance and the audit committee’s role. Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University.