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Columbia Property Trust Inc (CXP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Dixon

74 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

E. Nelson Mills

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Fleming

58 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Wendy Gill

42 2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Operations and Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Hoover

52 2016 Senior Vice President - Portfolio Management

Carmen Bowser

62 2016 Independent Director

Charles Brown

78 2003 Independent Director

Richard Carpenter

80 2003 Independent Director

David Henry

69 2016 Independent Director

Murray McCabe

49 2013 Independent Director

Constance Moore

61 2017 Independent Director

Michael Robb

69 2015 Independent Director

George Sands

71 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Wattles

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Dixon

Mr. John L. Dixon serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Columbia Property Trust Inc. Mr. Dixon was appointed Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2012. Among the most important factors that led to the Board of Directors’ recommendation that Mr. Dixon serve as our Chairman of the Board are Mr. Dixon’s integrity, judgment, leadership, knowledge of the securities brokerage industry, management and prior director experience, familiarity with our Company, and independence from our management. two years and as Chairman of the Council for one year. Mr. Dixon is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is qualified as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Dixon received a four-year Certificate of Christian Education from Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta, Canada. He is a graduate of The American College where he earned M.S. degrees in Financial Services and Management. He also met the qualifications for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designations.

E. Nelson Mills

Mr. E. Nelson Mills serves as an President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Columbia Property Trust Inc. Mr. Mills is responsible for the Company’s overall strategy, capital transactions, operations, and performance of its portfolio of investments. Since 2010, he has led the Company in the establishment of an internal management team, a substantial repositioning of the portfolio, enhanced and expanded access to more efficient capital resources, and the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan and growth strategy for the future. Among the most important factors that led to the Board of Directors’ recommendation that Mr. Mills serve as our director are Mr. Mills’ integrity, judgment, leadership, accounting and financial management expertise, commercial real estate expertise, familiarity with our Company, and public company director experience. Prior to joining the Company in 2010, he served for five years (2005 to 2009) as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC, the manager and advisor to a series of real estate investment funds serving both institutional and individual investors. In this role, he was responsible for the firm’s investment and financial strategy and oversaw the design, formation, investment, and operations of several substantial funds, across multiple asset classes. Mr. Mills received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia.

James Fleming

Mr. James A. Fleming serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He joined the Company in August 2013. Mr. Fleming oversees the finance, treasury, investor relations, and financial reporting divisions of the Company. He is responsible for managing debt capital market activities; maintaining relationships with investors, analysts, rating agencies and financial institutions; and contributing to the Company’s operations and strategy. Mr. Fleming has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, he served from January 2011 until 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Schottenstein Property Group, a national shopping center owner-operator. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Fleming served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cousins Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust. Earlier at Cousins, he held the roles of Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Prior to joining Cousins, Mr. Fleming was a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Fleming & Ray and, before that, a managing partner at Long, Aldridge & Norman (now Denton’s). Mr. Fleming’s practice at both firms focused on the real estate industry. Through December 2016, Mr. Fleming served on the Board of Directors of Carmike Cinemas, Inc., a publicly-traded company and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors, where he was a member of the Executive Committee and the Compensation and Nominating Committee, and had previously served on the Audit Committee. Carmike Cinemas, Inc. was acquired by AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. in December 2016. Mr. Fleming earned a B.E.E. degree from Auburn University and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia.

Wendy Gill

Ms. Wendy W. Gill CPA., serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Operations and Chief Accounting Officer of the company. Ms. Gill provides oversight for corporate operations, accounting and financial reporting. Ms. Gill oversees the accounting functions at the corporate and individual property levels, as well as reporting to the SEC and the Board of Directors. She also oversees the Company’s human resources, information technology, and communications functions and serves as Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer. In addition, during early 2013, Ms. Gill served as our interim Principal Financial Officer. Ms. Gill has 19 years of experience in the accounting and finance industries. Previously, Ms. Gill served with Wells Real Estate Funds for 11 years in progressive roles until her appointment as Chief Accounting Officer in 2007. Prior to joining Wells Real Estate Funds, she served with Arthur Andersen in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., offices, working with various publicly-traded and privately-held companies, with a focus on the real estate and hospitality services industries. Ms. Gill earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She holds the Certified Public Accountant designation from the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy and is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kevin Hoover

Mr. Kevin A. Hoover serves as Senior Vice President - Portfolio Management of the company. Mr. Hoover oversees the implementation of the Company’s real estate investment strategy through its acquisition, finance, and disposition activities and also oversees the Company’s real estate operations. Mr. Hoover has been serving the Company since 2004. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President – Real Estate Transactions for the Company. Mr. Hoover has more than 25 years of broad-based commercial real estate experience, including portfolio and investment management, marketing, investment analysis and underwriting, and valuation. Previously, he served as the co-head of the Asset Management team for Wells Real Estate Funds and as Portfolio Manager for various Wells Real Estate Funds-sponsored products. He also served as a Principal of Equity Portfolio Management for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and as a Manager of Real Estate Valuation/Advisor Services Practice for Price Waterhouse. Mr. Hoover is a member of the Appraisal Institute, the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Hoover earned a B.B.A. degree in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

Carmen Bowser

Ms. Carmen Bowser serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bowser has been active for over 30 years in the commercial real estate industry, with experience across a wide range of investment products, property types and geographies. She is currently the Managing Member of Eastpointe Consultants, LLC, a commercial real estate advisory firm. She retired in 2015 as a Managing Vice President at Capital One Bank, where she was responsible for the commercial real estate underwriting and asset management teams and participated in the development of credit policies and operational controls to meet regulatory and other governance requirements. Prior to joining Capital One in 2008, Ms. Bowser was a principal in the Prudential Mortgage Capital Group, originating portfolio, agency and CMBS transactions for the National Accounts team. From 1995 to 2004, she held senior positions at TIAA-CREF, investing in debt, real estate private equity funds, equity joint ventures and property acquisitions on behalf of the company. In 1994 and 1995, Ms. Bowser was a Regional Director for Arbor National Commercial Mortgage, in charge of the firm’s multifamily CMBS originations for the west coast. Ms. Bowser serves on the Board of Directors of 42nd Street Development Corporation, a non-profit organization. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Lenders Association and WX, Inc. She was previously chair of the Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York. Ms. Bowser holds a B.A. in Classical Languages from William Smith College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Rutgers School of Management.

Charles Brown

Mr. Charles R. Brown serves as an Independent Director of Columbia Property Trust Inc. Mr. Brown is one of our independent directors. Among the most important factors that led to the Board of Directors’ recommendation that Mr. Brown serve as our director are Mr. Brown’s integrity, judgment, leadership skills, extensive commercial real estate expertise, familiarity with our Company, previous director experience, and independence from management. Mr. Brown is Chairman of CRB Realty Associates, a private real estate consulting firm. He was involved in the planning and development of Atlantic Station, a redevelopment project of the former steel mill of Atlantic Steel in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously served as president and vice chairman of Atlantic Station, LLC from 1997 to 2003. He also has represented one of the partnerships developing an office building constituting part of the Atlantic Station project. From 1976 to 1997, Mr. Brown was President of Technology Park/Atlanta, Inc., where he was instrumental in developing Technology Park/Atlanta, a 600-acre office park north of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners that was selected for the Governor’s Award for its contribution to community economic development. During this time, Mr. Brown also developed John’s Creek, an 1,800-acre mixed-use development north of Atlanta, and Lenox Park, a 125-acre mixed-use property in Atlanta. From 1971 to 1976, he served as Director of Marketing and Project Manager for Atlanta Center, one of the South’s largest multi-use complexes. Atlanta Center is a two-million square-foot project in the central business district of Atlanta and includes a Hilton Hotel, a bank, and office and retail establishments. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a B.S. degree in Building Construct from the College of Architecture.

Richard Carpenter

Mr. Richard W. Carpenter serves as an Independent Director of Columbia Property Trust Inc. Mr. Carpenter is currently a Managing Partner of Carpenter Properties, L.P., a real estate limited partnership, and Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee and Audit Committee of MidCountry Financial Corp. He retired as President and director of Commonwealth Oil Refining Company, Inc. and Realmark Holdings in 2001. Mr. Carpenter served as General Vice President of Real Estate Finance of The Citizens and Southern National Bank from 1975 to 1979, during which time his duties included the establishment and supervision of the United Kingdom Pension Fund, U.K.-American Properties, Inc., which was established primarily for investment in commercial real estate within the United States. Mr. Carpenter formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of both First Liberty Financial Corp. and Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B., and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of First Liberty Financial Corp. He has been a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and formerly served as President and Chairman of the Board of Southmark Properties, an Atlanta-based REIT that invested in commercial properties. Mr. Carpenter is a past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Bankers Association Housing and Real Estate Finance Division. Mr. Carpenter holds a B.S. degree from Florida State University, where he was named the outstanding alumnus of the School of Business in 1973.

David Henry

Mr. David B. Henry serves as Independent Director of the company. He is a 42-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and has spent the majority of his career in executive leadership roles. Mr. Henry is currently vice chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of Kimco Realty Corporation (“NYSE: “KIM,” hereinafter, “Kimco”), the nation’s largest owner of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Mr. Henry has announced that he will retire from Kimco effective January 1, 2016. He also served as chairman of G.E. Capital Investment Advisors. In addition to his service on the Kimco board, Mr. Henry currently serves as a director for HCP, Inc. (NYSE: “HCP”), a self-administered real estate investment trust investing primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States; VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE: “VER”) a real estate investment trust primarily focused on single-tenant, freestanding, commercial real estate properties; and, effective January 1, 2016, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: “SKT”) a real estate investment trust that owns and operates upscale outlet shopping centers throughout the United States and Canada. He is also a director of Fairfield County Bank and a member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Henry is currently a trustee, and formerly the chairman, of the International Council of Shopping Centers and also serves as Vice -chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Henry also serves on the real estate advisory boards of New York University and Baruch College and is a member of the Columbia University Real Estate Forum. Mr. Henry received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a M.B.A. from the University of Miami (FL).

Murray McCabe

Mr. Murray J. McCabe serves as an Independent Director of the company. He has served as Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners since 2012, where he serves as a member of the Management Committee and is responsible for overseeing and managing the firm's global real estate-related investment initiatives. Prior to joining Blum Capital in September 2012, Mr. McCabe worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1992 through August 2012. During his 20-year tenure at JPMorgan, Mr. McCabe held several positions in the Investment Banking Division, including Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking, North America, from March 2007 to March 2008, and Global Head of Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking, from March 2008 through his departure in August 2012. In addition, Mr. McCabe served as a member of JPMorgan's Mergers and Acquisitions Fairness Opinion Committee from 2001 to 2002, the Investment Banking Coverage Management Committee from 2010 through his departure in August 2012, and on the board of JPMorgan Real Estate Advisors during the same period. Mr. McCabe is a member of the advisory board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and is also an executive council member of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center and serves on the REIT Investment Funds advisory board for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. He has served as a director of RREEF Property Trust, Inc. since November 2012. Mr. McCabe holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Moore

Ms. Constance B. Moore is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to joining BRE in 2002, she was the managing director of Security Capital Group & Affiliates. From 1993 to 2002, Moore held several executive positions with Security Capital Group, including co-chairman and chief operating officer of Archstone Communities Trust. She held the same position at Security Capital Atlantic, Inc., a predecessor of Archstone, playing an instrumental role in its initial public offering. During her tenure at Security Capital Group, she served on the boards of directors of both public and private companies owned or controlled by that organization. Ms. Moore holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. She was the 2009 Chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). She is the Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at UC Berkeley; a member of the Board of Directors of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley; a Trustee and Governor of the Urban Land Institute; a member of the ULI Foundation Board; a member of the ULI Global Board; a member of the San Jose State University Tower Foundation where she serves as Chair; a member of the Board of Directors of Bridge Housing Corporation; and a member of the International Women’s Forum of Northern California.

Michael Robb

Mr. Michael S. Robb serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robb retired in 2012 as Executive Vice President of the Real Estate Division of Pacific Life Insurance Company, a division he led for 27 of his total 37 years with the company. He also was a member of Pacific Life's Management Investment Committee and Corporate Management Committee. Pacific Life's Real Estate Division invests in all aspects of real estate, including commercial mortgage loans, CMBS and unsecured REIT debt, direct real estate investments, joint ventures, and real estate funds, and provides loan and asset management servicing for outside clients. At Mr. Robb's retirement, Pacific Life's real estate portfolio was valued at over $28 billion. Mr. Robb served as Interim Executive Director for The Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine during the 2014-15 academic year and currently serves as a Senior Special Consultant. He is a board member of Morguard Corporation, a Canadian public real estate company, for which he serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. He also is a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and previously served on the Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, and as a board member at the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Robb received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and served two years in the U.S. Army, where he received the Bronze Star with a "V" (for valor) as a lieutenant in Vietnam. He holds the professional designations of Certified Real Estate Financier (CRF) and Certified Review Appraiser (CRA).

George Sands

Mr. George W. Sands serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Sands retired in 2006 after a 36-year career with KPMG LLP and its predecessor firms, Peat Marwick Mitchell and Peat Marwick Main. Upon his retirement, Mr. Sands was the Southeast Area Managing Partner for KPMG’s Audit and Advisory Practice, a position he had held since 1998. He served in several other key positions with KPMG during his career, including as Southeast Area Managing Partner of Manufacturing, Retailing and Distribution; Atlanta Office Managing Partner; and Securities and Exchange Reviewing Partner. He was a member of KPMG’s National Audit Leadership Team and a Trustee on the KPMG Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Sands served as the audit engagement partner or client service partner for a wide variety of clients, including multinational companies such as The Home Depot, AGCO Corporation, Mohawk Industries, Mirant Corporation, and John Portman & Associates. Prior to joining KPMG LLP in 1970, Mr. Sands served as an officer in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Sands currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities. From April 2010 until March 2013, he served as a director of Wells Timberland REIT, Inc. (now CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.), a real estate investment trust, investing in timberlands. Other past board involvement includes the Boards of Directors of The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He also has been a member of the School of Accounting Advisory Council at the University of Georgia. Mr. Sands received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

Thomas Wattles

Mr. Thomas G. Wattles serves as an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Wattles has substantial experience in the real estate industry and with real estate investment trusts. Mr. Wattles is Chairman Emeritus and a co-founder of DCT Industrial Trust Inc., an industrial property real estate investment trust. Mr. Wattles served as its Executive Chairman between 2003 and 2016. Mr. Wattles also served as Chief Investment Officer of DCT Industrial Trust from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Wattles was a principal of both Black Creek Group, LLC and Dividend Capital Group, LLC, each a real estate investment management firm, from 2003 until 2008. He served as Chief Investment Officer of Security Capital Group from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Wattles was Managing Director, then Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Prologis, Inc. from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Wattles has previously served as a director of Prologis, Inc., Interpark Holdings Incorporated and Security Capital European Realty. Mr. Wattles has also served as a director of Regency Centers Corporation, a real estate investment trust focused on grocery-anchored retail centers, since 2001 and chairs its investment committee and also is a member of its audit committee. Mr. Wattles holds both a Bachelor’s and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Dixon

189,659

E. Nelson Mills

4,414,360

James Fleming

1,960,060

Wendy Gill

984,064

Kevin Hoover

1,204,680

Carmen Bowser

165,932

Charles Brown

154,557

Richard Carpenter

160,557

David Henry

164,807

Murray McCabe

159,057

Constance Moore

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Michael Robb

152,682

George Sands

160,557

Thomas Wattles

154,557
As Of  31 Dec 2016