Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Darrell W. Crate
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Darrell W. Crate, 52, serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Crate founded Easterly Capital, LLC in 2009 and holds various titles in its related entities. Since 2015, Mr. Crate has been the Managing Principal of Easterly Partners Group. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Crate was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that combined with Sirius International Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SG).

From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG), a global asset management holding company. Mr. Crate was previously the Managing Director of the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focusing exclusively on investment management firms. Mr. Crate served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 2003 to 2007. He subsequently served as Treasurer and on the executive committee of Romney for President during each the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.

Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Bates College, as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and on the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club. Mr. Crate is also on the Advisory Board of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, an organization that advocates for children encumbered in the juvenile justice system.

Mr. Crate earned his BA from Bates College and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Michael P. Ibe
Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President—Development and Acquisitions
Michael P. Ibe, 72, serves as our Executive Vice President - Development and Acquisitions and as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Ibe co-founded Western Devcon, Inc. in 1987 and has since then served as president, where he has been primarily responsible for all phases of acquisition and development in each endeavor, including build-to-suit GSA-leased properties of Western Devcon, Inc. and its affiliates. His experience related to construction dates back to 1980, when he served as vice president of construction at Ibe Investments, a family-owned real estate company specializing in high-density residential developments in Phoenix, Arizona and luxury single-family developments in San Diego, California. From 1970 to 1980, Mr. Ibe served as a contract administrator and later a vice president and general manager, of Lampco Industries, a San Diego, California manufacturer of precision components for jet engines and nuclear reactors.

Mr. Ibe attended Mesa College and San Diego State University.
William C. Trimble III
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
William C. Trimble, III, 57, serves as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a director.

Mr. Trimble co-founded Easterly Partners, LLC and had been its chief executive officer and managing partner from August 2011 until our initial public offering completed in February 2015. Prior to joining Easterly Partners, LLC, Mr. Trimble served from April 2009 to August 2011 as the chief operating officer and as a member of the Investment Committee of PRP, LLC, an investment management firm that managed funds that invested in properties leased to the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA. Mr. Trimble also spent ten years as head of client relations for Red Comb, LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based asset management firm specializing in domestic, small capitalization equity securities. Mr. Trimble previously spent five years as head of marketing and a member of the Investment Committee of Winston Capital Management in McLean, Virginia. In 1994, he co-founded the Winston Growth Fund, a long-short equity fund of funds.

Mr. Trimble’s board memberships presently include serving as chairman of the board of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, and as a member of the boards of Bessemer Securities Corporation and The Bessemer Trust Company, N.A.

Mr. Trimble earned his MBA and BA from Duke University.
William H. Binnie
Lead Independent Director
William H. Binnie, 61, is the Lead Independent Director.

Since 1996, Mr. Binnie has served as president and chief executive officer of Carlisle Capital Corporation, a private investment and management company with a focus on media and real estate businesses. Mr. Binnie served as chairman of the board, founder and chief executive officer of Carlisle Plastics, Inc., a NYSE listed company that was a consumer company producing products made from plastic, from 1984 until its acquisition by Tyco International Ltd. in 1996. Mr. Binnie is the chairman of NH1 News as well as president of 19 radio stations in the Carlisle Media organization. Mr. Binnie was also a candidate for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire in 2010. Mr. Binnie currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Inc., a mail order company specializing in furniture and consumer products for the home based in Portland, Maine.

Mr. Binnie earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his AB from Harvard University and is a former member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.
Cynthia A. Fisher
Cynthia A. Fisher, 58, is a director.

In 2011, Ms. Fisher founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. She is an independent investor and consultant to corporate boards and executive management teams. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as chairman and chief executive officer of Viacord, Inc. from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company, and served as its president and as a member of the board of directors. ViaCell, the successor to ViaCord, went public in 2005 (Nasdaq: VIAC) and was subsequently sold to PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI) in 2007.

Ms. Fisher also serves on the board of directors of another public company, the Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM), and on the board of directors of several not-for-profit businesses including the National Park Foundation, Patient Rights Advocate, and Ms. Fisher co-founded and is Chairman of which provides curriculum for K-12 financial literacy. She previously served on the board of directors of

Ms. Fisher holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS and honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College.
Emil W. Henry, Jr.
Emil W. Henry, Jr., 58, is a director.

Mr. Henry is a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions and currently is the chief executive officer of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm he founded that is focused on infrastructure investment opportunities. Prior to founding Tiger Infrastructure Partners in 2009, Mr. Henry was head of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Infrastructure businesses, where he oversaw infrastructure investments. In 2005, Mr. Henry was appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions by the President of the United States. Until his departure in 2007, he was a key advisor to two Treasury secretaries on economic, legislative and regulatory matters affecting U.S. financial institutions and markets. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Henry was a partner of Gleacher Partners LLC, an investment banking and investment management firm, where he served as chairman of asset management and managing director, and where he oversaw the firm’s investment activities. Before attending business school, Mr. Henry was a member of the principal investing arm of Morgan Stanley, where he was involved in the execution of leveraged buyouts on the firm’s behalf.

Mr. Henry’s board memberships presently include StoneCastle Financial Corp, a NASDAQ listed company, as well as the boards of a number of private portfolio investments of Tiger Infrastructure Partners. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Henry earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Yale University.
James E. Mead
James E. Mead, is a director.

Mr. Mead is a former chief financial officer with over two decades experience in executive management within the REIT industry. From 2017 through 2018, Mr. Mead served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a NYSE listed REIT and the largest grocery anchored retail owner and fourth largest private land owner in Hawaii, where he was responsible for guiding the company’s repositioning as a REIT and had oversight of financial operations, technology and certain administrative functions. From 2010 until 2015, Mr. Mead served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500, NYSE listed REIT, where he was responsible for accounting, capital markets, investor relations and administration. Before joining SL Green Realty Corp., from 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mead was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a NYSE listed hotel REIT with properties in the United States, Mexico and Europe. From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Mead was at the California-based apartment REIT, Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., where in addition to his responsibilities as chief financial officer, he headed the company’s property management division. Mr. Mead also worked as head of capital markets for The Irvine Company, a 150 year-old California land development company, where he directed the initial public offering of Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., an affiliate of The Irvine Company. Mr. Mead previously worked at JP Morgan in investment banking in New York.

Mr. Mead earned his MBA from the University of Virginia Colgate Darden School of Business Administration and his BSE from Tulane University.