Mr. Busch has been an active investor in the real estate industry since 1985. Since 2013, Mr. Busch has served as President of our advisor. Mr. Busch also has served as a director of our Company since September 2014 and served as Chairman and President of our Company from August 2015 to the present. From October 2014 to the present, Mr. Busch has served as Director and Vice Chairman of American Housing REIT Inc. (f/k/a On Target 360), which is also externally managed by our advisor, and from October 2014 to the present has served as its Chairman. His experience includes developing numerous properties in various asset classes, owning and managing real estate in several states, including rental housing, and a wide variety of commercial real estate. Since 2001, Mr. Busch has also served as President of Safe Blood International Foundation, where he oversees the establishment of medical facilities in 35 developing nations, funded by the CDC and USAID, Exxon Mobil, and the Gates Foundation. Mr. Busch has had presidential appointments in two presidential administrations, one in the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs and the other at the United Nations in Geneva, where he served as a United States delegate. Mr. Busch is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business, holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Emory University.
Mr. Young has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2014 and as a director of the Company since September 2014. He has served as Executive Vice President of our advisor since June 2016. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Young was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at GE Capital from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to September 2014, Mr. Young served as an independent healthcare real estate consultant. While at GE Capital, Mr. Young organized, co-launched and grew GE Capital’s first acute medical real estate financing initiative. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Young was Vice President-Acquisitions at Windrose Medical Properties Trust, which was acquired by Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) in 2006 and changed its name to Welltower Inc. in 2015. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Young was an executive officer responsible for business development and acquisitions at Healthcare Property Investors, Inc. (NYSE: HCP). From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Young served as Associate Professor and Assistant Hospital Director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He served as Vice President, Corporate Marketing of Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) from 1985 to 1988 and as Director of Corporate Planning and Business Development of American Hospital Supply Corporation (NYSE: AHSC) from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Young holds a B.S. from the University of Iowa and an MBA in finance from Suffolk University.
In July 2012, Dr. Cypher joined the faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as the director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative (since April 2015, the Steers Center for Global Real Estate). He serves as a professor of real estate at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and tailors coursework to teach the Four Quadrants of the real estate capital markets— public, private, debt and equity. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a director at Invesco Real Estate where he was responsible for oversight of the underwriting group, which acquired $10.2 billion worth of institutional real estate during his leadership tenure. Dr. Cypher personally underwrote $1.5 billion of acquisitions culminating with the purchase of 230 Park Avenue in New York, which Invesco acquired on behalf of its client capital in June 2011. He also oversaw the valuations group, which marked to market Invesco’s more than $13 billion North American portfolio, and served as a member of the firm’s investment committee and investment strategy group. He has held positions as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University and a Visiting Professor at University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Cypher received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and both his Master’s and Doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Harrington began his career at Meahl, McNamara & Co. in Boston and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Washington, D.C. From 1980 to 1990, he served in a number of senior financial accounting, reporting, and business planning positions at MCI Communications Corporation and Marriott Corporation. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Jupiter National, Inc., a publicly-traded, closed-end, venture capital company until 1997, when he joined Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (formerly Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.), publicly traded, mortgage investment company, becoming the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2000, a position he held until March 2015. During his eighteen year tenure at Arlington Asset he also served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Arlington’s publicly-traded, institutional broker/dealer, FBR Capital Markets, from 2000 to 2008.
Mr. Harrington has over forty years of experience managing the financial functions for large and small publicly traded companies. He has overseen investor, banking, and lender relationships, established and maintained Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control systems and certifications, and directed strategic planning and corporate development initiatives throughout his career. He directed the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and disclosures filed with the SEC and IRS, and also developed budgets, forecasts, and financial statements highlighting performance and corrective actions for boards of directors and executive management teams. He has executed numerous IPO, secondary, and other debt and equity capital raising transactions, and has overseen significant corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Harrington earned a B.S. in Accounting from Nichols College in 1974, and received his Certified Public Accountant certification in 1978. Throughout his career, he has attended programs in Executive Education at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. He has served as a trustee and treasurer of Nichols College since October 2014. Mr. Harrington also serves as a director of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ: WHLR), a position he has held since June 2015.
Mr. Zhang has approximately 20 years of experience in real estate development in China. Mr. Zhang currently serves as President of Henan Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (March 2010 until present), Vice-President of Industry & Commerce Association of the Henan Province (July 2012 until present), as a graduate tutor of Zhengzhou University (May 2011 until present) and as a member of the Henan Provincial Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2012 until present). From 1994 to 2001, he worked at Xingye Real Estate as general manager, where he was responsible for its overall operations. Mr. Zhang co-founded Henan Zensun Real Estate Co., Ltd., one of the top 100 property development companies in China. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Zhang held various positions at the then Light Industry Bureau of Henan Province, the governmental authority in charge of the light industry in the Henan Province and its associated collectively-owned enterprises. Mr. Zhang was awarded ‘‘Outstanding Real Estate Developer of Henan Province’’ by the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Henan Province in 2011 and ‘‘Outstanding Real Estate Developer of Zhengzhou’’ by the Housing Security and Real Estate Administration Bureau of Zhengzhou in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Mr. Zhang was named ‘‘Individual with Outstanding Contribution to Market Economy of Henan Real Estate Industry’’ by Henan Daily and the Private Economy Research Association of Henan Province.
Mr. Zhang received a Bachelor’s degree in radio science from Zhengzhou University in July 1983 and an Executive MBA degree from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in July 2013. Mr. Zhan received his senior engineer qualification from the People’s Government of Henan Province in December 1996 and his first class construction engineer qualification from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in May 2012.
The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Zhang in recognition of his abilities to assist our company in expanding its business and the contributions he can make to our strategic direction.
Mr. Marston has more than 30 years of experience in international healthcare and is known as an international authority on healthcare systems and trends. In 1973, Mr. Marston joined HCA International (now Health Care Corporation of America), a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America and was employed there through 1990. In 1987, he was promoted to President and CEO of HCA International Company with responsibility for all development and operations internationally. Under Mr. Marston’s leadership, HCA International Company grew to include 10 hospitals and 7 nursing homes in the United Kingdom; 10 hospitals in Australia; 5 hospitals and 55 clinics in Central and South America; a management contract for the restructuring of the Singapore General Hospital; a commissioning and management contract for the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the longest standing recruitment contract in the Saudi Arabia. Hospital Corporation of America sold HCA International in 1989 after the company elected to go private. After the sale, Mr. Marston and his management team acquired certain assets and management contracts and he became the founder, Chairman, and CEO of the resulting privately held company, Health Care Corporation of America, a position he held until 2004 when he started two companies of his own, Southern Manor Living Centers LLC and HCAA Management Company. Mr. Marston is the founder and serves as CEO of Southern Manor Living Centers LLC, three assisted living facilities in Tennessee, and HCCA Management Company, the manager and 52% owner of Southern Manor Living Centers LLC.
Mr. Marston’s previous experience was with Vanderbilt University and Medical Center from 1968 to 1973. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was responsible for the training and administration of the 400 bed, Twelfth Evacuation Hospital located in Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam. Mr. Marston holds a Bachelor Degree from Tennessee Technological University; a Certificate in Healthcare Administration from the Academy of Health Service; and a Ph.D. in Management from California Western University.
Until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. served with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and was responsible for the last twelve years of his career for global development support within the Office of the Secretary, HHS, with primary emphasis on Continental Africa and other less developed countries. Dr. Moore was a career officer within the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service entering with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and rising to the rank of Assistant United States Surgeon General within the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. Dr. Moore served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). He was with the Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, before becoming Senior Epidemiologist within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC. Dr. Moore has conducted clinical research on infectious diseases, has evaluated the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, and has conducted relevant epidemiological research on the utilization experience and human health effects of medical devices and radiation.
Dr. Moore served on the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board of Directors, NIH from 2009 to 2013. He served on the Alumni Board of Directors, School of Public Health, University of Michigan from 1987 to 1993. Dr. Moore served on the Dean’s Alumni Council, Bloomberg School of Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University from 1998 to 2002. He has also served as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Environmental Health for the University of Washington, Seattle from 1994 to 2003 and as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, for the Medical University of Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa from 1999 to 2002. He served on the Board of Directors for the Africa Center for Health and Human Security, at George Washington University from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Moore served as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, at University of Hanoi, Vietnam from 1999 to 2002. Dr. Moore is the Founder and President of PH RockWood Corporation, which is focused on the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases worldwide. Dr. Moore has served on the Board of Directors for Biodefense Gamma LLC since 2009, a company that specializes in purified gamma globulin therapy for a number of infectious diseases. Dr. Moore serves on the Board of Trustees for Friends of the University of Stellenbosch Foundation, a position he has held since 2005, the Board of Directors for the Safe Blood for China Foundation, a position he has held since 2004, and the Board of Directors for Constituency for Africa since 2004, and is its Interim Chairman.
Dr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Tuskegee Institute; his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan; and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Cole serves as President of Global Development International, LLC, a position he has held since 2007, where he provides development support, management and oversight for companies and varied program initiatives in medical and healthcare programs and products, including — Instant Labs Medical Diagnostics, Inc. (molecular diagnostics, hospital based infections), MedPharm, Inc. (global and developing country hospital and clinic support), MPRC Group, LTD (medical equipment, medical system planning and support throughout the Middle East), and various others. Mr. Cole previously served from 1989 to 2005 as President and Corporate Officer at Futures Group International and Futures Group Holdings. Under his direction, corporate programs expanded to offices in over 40 countries.
Mr. Cole has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Millennium Project from 1996 to 2006; the Futures Institute for Sustainable Development from 2001 to 2005; Foundation Against HIV and AIDS from 2007 to 2011; Kids Save International from 2006 to 2012; Triple Win International from 2008 to 2013; and others. He has worked in over 28 countries, with in-depth experience in Egypt, Turkey, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Sudan, Sahelian Africa, Haiti, Trinidad, Bahamas, Philippines, Indonesia and India. His undergraduate studies were from Yale University and graduate studies from Johns Hopkins University, both in economics.
Zhang Huiqi, was appointed as a Director on March 30, 2016. Ms. Zhang is currently the supervisor for Henan Hongguang Real Estate Limited, a company primarily engaged in property development in China, and Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited, a company mainly engaged in property construction and management. She has held such supervisory position since January 2013 for Henan Hongguang Real Estate Limited and September 2013 for Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited. These companies are controlled by Mr. Zhang Jingguo. Ms. Zhang is the daughter of Mr. Zhang Jingguo.
Prior to Heng Hongguang Real Estate Limited and Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited, Ms. Zhang was a full-time student. Ms. Zhang graduated from the University College London and obtained a Master of Science in Project and Enterprise Management in 2015. She holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Leicester (2013) and a Bachelor of Management in Business Administration (Information Management