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Jeffrey F. DiModica, CFA, has been the company's President since 2014 and served as an external director of the Company from its inception in 2009 to July 2014. In his
current role he leads and serves as a member of the investment committee of each of
the company's business lines including Large Loan Lending, Residential Lending, Infrastructure Lending, Property Investing and Investing & Serving which have a
collective $28 billion of assets under management.

Jeffrey DiModica | President & Managing Director, Starwood Property Trust

Everything a CIA operative knows about deception, you should know too. Pamela Meyer is on a mission to help people take back the truth. Pamela’s TED talk, “How to Spot a Liar,” is a worldwide sensation. With over 30 million views and translated into more than 40 languages, it is the 13th most-watched TED talk of all time. The talk is based on her bestselling book, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception. The stunning popularity of Pamela’s TED talk and book are solid testimony to the relevance and timeliness of her valuable work. Deception is serious business. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. It happens in person, on the phone, in email. It happens when buying, negotiating, interviewing, and interacting with colleagues, vendors, customers, friends, family, and others. In this environment it’s important to be equipped with the skills to protect yourself in your daily business and personal encounters.

Pamela Meyer | Founder, Calibrate, Inc


Kelly Sewell Nagel is the head of residential for EDENS, a leading national owner, developer, and steward of more than 100 open-air retail and mixed-use places in high- growth markets coast to coast. Prior to joining EDENS, Kelly was the founder and managing partner of Residy, a multifamily investment management platform, and was responsible for acquisitions and asset management of the venture’s investment portfolio. She has broad experience in multifamily operations, development, and investments in both publicly traded REITs and privately held firms and has developed and asset managed thousands of apartment units. Before founding Residy, she built and oversaw the multifamily platform and portfolio for a Philadelphia-based real estate private equity fund manager, managing acquisitions, dispositions, financings, redevelopment and capital expenditures, asset and property management. 

Kelly Nagel | Head of Residential, EDENS

Mr. Drachman is Co-Founder and Head of Capital Markets for Waterford.  Since starting his predecessor firm, Stillwater Investment Group, in 2014, Mr. Drachman has acquired and been a partner in over $2.8 billion of office, retail, and apartment assets in Southern California. To acquire these assets, Mr. Drachman has created and developed joint venture partnerships with a variety of different capital sources including high net-worth private investors, family offices, and institutional equity funds while leveraging his strong relationships within the brokerage community to source opportunities. Previously, Mr. Drachman was a Vice President with Greenlaw Partners in Orange County, where he led the acquisitions and asset management efforts on a portfolio of commercial real estate assets throughout Southern California and Arizona.

John Drachman | Co-Founder & Head of Capital Markets, Waterford

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