Crescent Park, Greer, SC
KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT
Closed On March 31, 2014
Board of Directors
|NAME||BOARD OF DIRECTORS||CONFLICTS COMMITTEE||AUDIT COMMITTEE|
|C. Preston Butcher||x|
|Peter M. Bren||x|
|Michael L. Meyer* $||x||x||x|
|Gary T. Kachadurian*||x||x||x|
|Ronald E. Zuzack*||x||x||x|
* – Independent Directors
$ – Financial Expert
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C. Preston Butcher is our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, positions which he has held since our inception. Mr. Butcher is also the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Partners Residential, Inc. (“LPRI”). He joined Lincoln Property Company in 1968 and was President of the Western Region until 1998 at which time he became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LPRI. In 1999, Mr. Butcher purchased the interests of the other Lincoln Property Company shareholders in the Western Region operations and continued these operations under the new “Legacy Partners” name. Mr. Butcher indirectly through a trust owns and controls 100% of LPRI and 60% of Legacy Partners Residential Realty LLC. As Chief Executive Officer of LPRI, Mr. Butcher oversees the management and operations of the Legacy Residential entities, including setting company strategy and monitoring performance.
Mr. Butcher is also the Chairman of the Board of Legacy Partners Commercial, LLC, a position he has held since 2003, as well as a director of various other of the Legacy Commercial entities involved in the ownership of Legacy Partners Realty Fund I, LLC, Legacy Partners Realty Fund II, LLC and Legacy Partners Realty Fund III, LLC. As a member of the Investment Committee for all of the Legacy Residential and Legacy Commercial affiliated entities, he reviews and approves the acquisition, financing, and disposition of multifamily and commercial real estate investments, respectively. Mr. Butcher routinely reviews significant asset management related issues and the status and progress of properties under development. He also shares responsibility for investor relationships.
Mr. Butcher has been involved exclusively in real estate acquisitions, development, financing, management, and dispositions for over 40 years. Over the course of his career he has overseen the acquisition/development, financing, and management of over 68,000 residential units exceeding $5.3 billion in cost across 276 multifamily assets. He has also overseen the acquisition/development, financing, and management of over 68 million square feet of office and industrial space exceeding $8.7 billion in cost across 379 commercial assets. In terms of sales of real estate assets, Mr. Butcher has overseen the sale of 237 multifamily assets with nearly 57,000 units and exceeding $3.3 billion in cost, and 310 commercial assets with over 54 million square feet of space and exceeding $4.4 billion in cost.
Since 2002, Mr. Butcher, through Legacy Residential and Legacy Commercial affiliated entities, has been integral to the sponsorship of four real estate funds and raising nearly $1.5 billion of equity from institutional investors for the funds. Mr. Butcher has also been a key figure in Legacy Residential’s real estate investment, management, and disposition activities as a sub-advisor to institutional clients. Mr. Butcher has been involved in entities, as a sub-advisor, that raised over $2 billion since 1995 from large institutional clients such as the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp., BlackRock Realty Advisors, Inc., Capmark Investments, LP, a subsidiary of Capmark Financial Group Inc. (formerly known as GMAC Commercial Holding Corp.), Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. (now Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.), Equity Residential, and Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Butcher is a co-founder and past Chairman of the Board and presently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council. He was a co-founder of the California Housing Council. Mr. Butcher is also a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1991, Mr. Butcher was invited to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute. He is a Director of the Charles Schwab Corporation and NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation. Mr. Butcher was a founding board member of BRIDGE, a non-profit housing corporation created to provide low to moderate income housing. Mr. Butcher received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Peter M. Bren served as President, a position he held since our inception. He also served as the President of our advisor, KBS Capital Advisors, and President of KBS REIT I, KBS REIT II and KBS REIT III. Mr. Bren served as President of these entities since their formations in October 2004, June 2005, July 2007 and December 2009, respectively.
Mr. Bren also served as a principal of KBS Realty Advisors, LLC and Koll Bren Schreiber Realty Advisors, Inc., each an active and nationally recognized real estate investment advisor. These entities were first registered as investment advisors with the SEC in 2002 and 1999, respectively. The first investment advisor affiliated with Messrs. Bren and Schreiber was formed in 1992. KBS Realty Advisors, together with KBS affiliates, including KBS Capital Advisors, has been involved in the investment in or management of over $10.0 billion of real estate investments on behalf of institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, and the investors in KBS REIT I and KBS REIT II. These investments have included investment in and/ or management of real estate-related debt investments such as mortgage loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Mr. Bren was involved in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing for 40 years and with the acquisition, origination, management, disposition and financing of real estate-related debt investments for more than 16 years as the President of The Bren Company; a former Senior Partner of Lincoln Property Company; President of Lincoln Property Company, Europe; and Chairman of the Board and President of KBS Realty Advisors and KBS Capital Advisors. Mr. Bren was also a founding member of The Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Michael L. Meyer is one of our independent directors. Mr. Meyer is a private real estate investor and since 1999 has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Michael L. Meyer Company. The Michael L. Meyer Company is a principal of and/or manager of real estate entities that provides those entities with property acquisition, financing and management services and advice. Since June 2006, Mr. Meyer has also been a principal of AMG Realty Investors, LLC, a commercial real estate investment company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Meyer was a principal in Advantage 4 LLC, a provider of telecommunications systems for real estate projects. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Meyer was also a principal of Pacific Capital Investors, which acquired non-performing loans secured by real estate in Japan. From 1974 to 1998, Mr. Meyer was Managing Partner—Orange County of the E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group of Ernst & Young LLP and its predecessor. Mr. Meyer is a director of City National Bank, City National Corporation and Paladin Realty Income Properties, Inc.
Mr. Meyer was inducted into the California Building Industry Foundation Hall of Fame in June of 1999 for outstanding achievements in the real estate industry and community. Mr. Meyer was also the recipient of the University of California Irvine Graduate School of Management Real Estate Program Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Meyer is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Gary T. Kachadurian is one of our independent directors. Mr. Kachadurian has 30 years of real estate experience specializing in land and asset acquisition, construction, development, financing, and management. Since August 2007, Mr. Kachadurian has served as Chairman of Apartment Realty Advisors, the nation’s largest privately owned multihousing investment advisory company. Also, as President of Kach Enterprises LLC from October 2006 to the present, he has been retained as consultant on apartment acquisition and development transactions.
He was formerly Senior Managing Director for Global Business Development for Deutsche Bank Real Estate. His responsibilities included raising equity in Japan, Germany, and other countries for new real estate products. Until May 2005 he was also a senior member of the Policy Committee of RREEF, a leading pension fund advisor, in addition to being a member of RREEF’s Investment Committee for 14 years. He was in charge of RREEF’s National Acquisitions Group and Value-Added and Development lines of business from 1999 to 2002, and also had oversight in the acquisition and management of RREEF’s 24,000 unit apartment investment portfolio. Prior to joining RREEF, he was the Midwest Regional Operating Partner for Lincoln Property Company, developing and managing apartment communities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kachadurian is a founding Board Member of the Chicago Apartment Association, was formerly Chairman of the National Multi Housing Council and serves as Board Member of the Multifamily Council of the National Association of Home Builders. He has been a featured speaker and panelist at many apartment industry events. He is on the Board of Managers and co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Chicago YMCA, is Chairman of the Village Foundation of Children’s Memorial Hospital, and serves as Director of Leaders Bank in Oak Brook, Illinois. Mr. Kachadurian received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Ronald E. Zuzack is one of our independent directors. Since January 2008, Mr. Zuzack has been Global Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock Realty Advisors, Inc.’s Real Estate Equity Business. BlackRock Realty is a division of BlackRock, Inc., a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services. Blackrock Realty is a leading real estate equity investment manager and, in his capacity as Global COO, Mr. Zuzack is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a platform in the Americas, the UK, Continental Europe, Australia and Asia with total assets under management of approximately US$26 billion. The firm manages a variety of separate accounts, closed-end funds and open-end funds with a focus on core, value-added and opportunistic investment strategies. Since January 2008, Mr. Zuzack has been Chairman of Blackrock Realty’s Operating Committee and a member of the Executive, Investment and Leadership Committees for the firm’s Real Estate Group.
Mr. Zuzack joined BlackRock Realty’s predecessor, SSR Realty Advisors, Inc., in 1981 as a Portfolio Manager, serving as Executive Vice President and Director of Portfolio Services from 1988 to 1997 and Chief Investment Officer from 1996 to 1997, Head of Acquisitions, Dispositions and Financing from 1997 to December 2005 and Head of BlackRock Realty Americas from January 2006 to January 2008. Prior to joining SSR Realty Advisors, he held positions as Vice President and Real Estate Manager with Union Bank and as Vice President, Development and Property Manager for Inter-Cal Real Estate Corporation.
Mr. Zuzack earned a BS in Finance and Economics in 1969 and an MBA in 1970 from the University of Missouri. He also was recognized as a Willis Bryant Scholar in Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University in 1972. He is currently a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the University of California, Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. He has also served as Chairman of the Multi-Family Gold Council of the Urban Land Institute, as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council, as Chairman of the Rent Control Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council, and as a board member of the Mid-Penninsula Housing Authority.