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Hollis M. Greenlaw
Chairman of Board of Trustees
Mr. Greenlaw has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of trustees since our formation in May 2008. Mr. Greenlaw also has served as Chief Executive Officer of UMTH LD since March 2003 and served as its president from March 2003 until July 2011. He also has served as partner, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UMT Holdings and as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of UMT Services since March 2003. Mr. Greenlaw is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of UDF I, UDF II, and UDF III, affiliated real estate finance companies that provide custom financing and make opportunistic purchases of land for residential lot development and home construction. As Chief Executive Officer of the United Development Funding family of entities, Mr. Greenlaw has directed the funding of more than $2 billion in loans and equity investments through United Development Funding products, receiving more than $946 million in repayments to date. From March 1997 until June 2003, Mr. Greenlaw served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of a multi-family real estate development and management company owned primarily by The Hartnett Group, Ltd., a closely-held private investment company managing more than $40 million in assets. There he developed seven multi-family communities in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana with a portfolio value exceeding $80 million. Prior to joining The Hartnett Group, Mr. Greenlaw was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm, Williams & Connolly, where he practiced business and tax law. Mr. Greenlaw was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Bowdoin College and received his Juris Doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law in 1990. Mr. Greenlaw is a member of the Maine, District of Columbia, and Texas bars. Our board of trustees selected Mr. Greenlaw to serve as a trustee because he is our Chief Executive Officer and has served in various executive roles with our sponsor or its affiliates since 2003. He has expansive knowledge of the public homebuilding and real estate industries, and has relationships with chief executives and other senior management at a multitude of real estate companies. His demonstrated leadership skills, business expertise and extensive REIT executive experience provide him with the skills and qualifications to serve as a director.

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