David A. Karp is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Karp joined our predecessor in November 2011 and is responsible for our activities relating to finance, capital markets and investor relations. Prior to joining our predecessor, from February 2006 to February 2011, Mr. Karp served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, and from February 2009 to February 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Forum Partners Investment Management, a global real estate private equity firm, where he was responsible for both firm-level and fund-level financial management and strategy, including risk management, treasury, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging, budgeting and debt financing. From January 1996 to August 2005, Mr. Karp served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Falcon Financial Investment Trust (NASDAQ: FLCN), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, and its predecessor. Mr. Karp received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.