This excerpt taken from the DEI DEF 14A filed Apr 19, 2007.
For the biographies of Messrs. Emmett, Kaplan and Panzer, please see above.
William Kamer. Mr. Kamer has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 30, 2006. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Kamer served as Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Division and General Counsel of our predecessor operating companies. Prior to that time, Mr. Kamer was an attorney for 22 years focusing exclusively on real estate and real estate finance matters. He was a partner at the law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP from 1986 through 1999. Mr. Kamer received his bachelors degree from Vassar College in 1973, his masters degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University in 1978, and his J.D. from Boston University in 1978.
Andres R. Gavinet. Mr. Gavinet has served as our Executive Vice President of Finance since October 30, 2006. Mr. Gavinet joined our predecessor operating companies in 2006. Prior to that time, Mr. Gavinet served as Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer for Arden Realty, a public REIT specializing in Southern California office real estate, from 1999 until it went private May 1, 2006, at which time he became its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gavinet is a Certified Public Accountant who worked for Ernst & Young LLP from 1993 through 1998 focusing on real estate companies. Mr. Gavinet received his bachelors degree from California State University, Northridge in 1993.
Allan B. Golad. Mr. Golad has served as our Senior Vice President in charge of Property Management since October 30, 2006. Mr. Golad joined our predecessor operating companies in 1988 and served as their Director of Property Management from 1990 to 2006. Mr. Golad serves on the board of directors for the Building Owners and Managers Association, or BOMA, and is on BOMAs executive committee. Prior to joining our predecessor operating companies, Mr. Golad was a senior acquisitions officer with Chase Manhattan Bank and Glendale Federal Bank. Mr. Golad received his bachelors degree from Claremont McKenna College in 1977.
Michael J. Means. Mr. Means has served as our Senior Vice President in charge of Commercial Leasing since October 30, 2006. Mr. Means joined our predecessor operating companies in 1998 and served as their Director of Commercial Leasing from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining our predecessor operating companies, Mr. Means was a corporate real estate officer at the Walt Disney Company and Health Net. Mr. Means received his bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1983.