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.
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. McClure has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2014 and as the Chief Financial Officer of our advisor since April 2014. Mr. McClure is a real estate business professional, leader, trainer, advisor and entrepreneur. Mr. McClure’s core real estate business experience covers healthcare, residential, office, retail, and industrial asset classes, as well as ground-up development projects. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. McClure served as the accounting manager of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE), the oldest REIT in the country, with an established track record of consecutive dividend distributions. Mr. McClure also served as the CFO/Controller of Quantum Real Estate Management from 2008 to 2014. Mr. McClure brings experience working with the ‘‘Big Four’’ accounting firms, along with many local firms, having been engaged in over 300 client-side quarterly, interim and year-end audits. Mr. McClure holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from North Carolina A&T State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Keller School of Management.
Mr. Leon joined the Company in August 2014 and has served as Chief Investment Officer since July 1, 2015. Mr. Leon is a real estate finance executive with 15 years of acquisition and capital markets experience with approximately 100 completed transactions on behalf of institutional investors valued at $3 billion. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Leon was a Senior Vice President with Cain Brothers & Company, a boutique health care investment banking firm based out of New York and San Francisco, in their real estate M&A and capital markets group. Mr. Leon joined Cain Brothers in 2005 and worked with leading clients across the healthcare spectrum including several health systems, multi-specialty physician groups, senior housing operators, non-traded and NYSE-listed REITs, health care developers, and private equity funds. Prior to Cain Brothers, Mr. Leon was an associate with LaSalle Investment Management, an international investment advisor firm, in their North American acquisition group. Mr. Leon joined LaSalle in 2000 and acquired $800 million in multi-family, office, medical office, and industrial property on behalf of institutional investors that include the nation’s largest pension funds and college endowments and a number of sovereign wealth funds. LaSalle Investment Management is a subsidiary of global consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL).
Mr. Leon’s experience includes managing commercial real estate transactions ranging from $5 million to $500 million, raising capital for developers for projects valued over $100 million, structuring joint ventures between developers and investors, completing large $100 million portfolio investment sales to health care REITs, structuring sale-leasebacks for physician groups, acquisitions and dispositions for separate and commingled funds, corporate real estate M&A, structuring credit tenant lease financing for investment grade health systems, and strategic real estate advisory for health systems. Mr. Leon’s property type expertise within the healthcare sector includes medical office, outpatient facilities, surgical facilities, post-acute facilities, senior housing, and hospitals.
Mr. Leon received his Master’s degree in real estate finance from the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology and his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Holley has served as our chief operating officer since March 30, 2016. Ms. Holley’s business development and management experience spans more than 18 years with an emphasis on working in an international environment. She has extensive experience in international program management, government procurement, and global business roll-outs and start-ups. As Executive Director for Safe Blood International Foundation, from April 15, 2008 to present, she oversaw national health initiatives in Africa and Asia, including an Ebola response project. Ms. Holley has held management positions as the Director of Strategy, Corporate Business Development for WorldSpace, Inc. from 1997 to 2000, Director of Marketing for Corporate and Business at ISI Professional Services from 2000 to 2001, and Director of Administration at Tanzus Development from 1996 to 1997 and SK&I Architectural Design Group, LLC from 2003 to 2007. Ms. Holley has more than a decade of experience managing multinational teams for complex service delivery across disciplines.
She received a B.S.F.S from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in International Law, Politics and Organization, an African Studies Certificate and Arabic Proficiency (May 1994). She studied International Organization at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont and Rabat, Morocco (January − June 1993). She is an ICF certified executive leadership coach and an alumna of Georgetown University’s Graduate Leadership Coaching Program (September 2010).
Mr. Webb joined the Company in December 2014 and has served as Senior Vice President, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting since October 2015. Mr. Webb was appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors as an executive officer of the Company effective June 8, 2016. Mr. Webb has more than 25 years of experience in SEC reporting and technical accounting within multiple industries, including real estate, health care, oil and gas, government contracting, and public utilities. From June 2014 to November 2014, Mr. Webb was an independent consultant. From December 2012 to May 2014, Mr. Webb worked at Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC, one of the largest and most geographically diversified wholesale distributors of motor fuel in the United States. At Empire Mr. Webb served as Director of Financial Reporting from December 2012 to May 2013 and was promoted to Vice President and Corporate Controller from June 2013 to May 2014. Mr. Webb was an independent consultant during October and November of 2012 before joining Empire. Mr. Webb was the Director of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting at Versar, Inc. (NYSE: VSR), a global project management company providing support to federal, state, and local clients worldwide from August 2011 to September 2012. From January 2011 to August 2011, Mr. Webb was an independent consultant. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Accounting at Coventry Health Care, Inc., which was acquired by Aetna (NYSE: AET) in 2013. Mr. Webb joined Coventry in April 2008. Prior to joining Coventry, Mr. Webb was the Assistant Controller for Pepco Holdings, Inc., which merged with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) in 2016. Mr. Webb joined Pepco Holdings in August 1998. Prior to joining Pepco Holdings, Mr. Webb joined the real estate industry group within the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance in March 1997 and joined Arthur Andersen in September 1990 where he served as the engagement manager on several REIT initial public offering engagements.
Mr. Webb’s experience includes initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, the identification, resolution, and documentation of complex technical accounting issues, the implementation of new accounting pronouncements, due diligence for target acquisitions and subsequent post-acquisition integration, oversight of the external audit function and quarterly review functions, building and managing large multi-locational teams; significant involvement in Investor Relation functions, and presenting financial reporting and compliance related matters to Audit Committees and Boards of Directors.
Mr. Webb received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland with Summa Cum Laude honors. Mr. Webb is an active Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland.