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HFF Inc (HF.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jody Thornton

57 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board, President

Mark Gibson

59 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Conley

57 Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Goodson

60 Chief Operating Officer

Manuel De Zarraga

57 2014 Executive Managing Director

Matthew Lawton

59 2014 Executive Managing Director

Kevin MacKenzie

40 2018 Executive Managing Director

Gerard Sansosti

56 2014 Executive Managing Director

Michael Tepedino

54 2016 Executive Managing Director

Deborah McAneny

59 2010 Lead Independent Director

Susan McGalla

53 2009 Independent Director

George Miles

76 2007 Independent Director

Morgan O'Brien

58 2012 Independent Director

Lenore Sullivan

60 2007 Independent Director

Steven Wheeler

71 2010 Independent Director

Myra Moren

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jody Thornton

Mr. Jody B. Thornton, Jr. is Vice Chairman of the Board, President of the company. Mr. Thornton became a director and a Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he assumed the role of President of HFF, Inc. and Managing Member of HFF LP and HFF Securities, the Operating Partnerships. He is also currently an executive managing director of HFF LP. Mr. Thornton has served as a member of either HFF LP’s executive and/or operating committee, when each was the governing committee, from 2003 to the present. Mr. Thornton also served as co-head of the Company’s Dallas office from 2003 to 2010. He has been a member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings since 2003. Mr. Thornton joined HFF LP’s predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio, Inc., in March 1992. He has held several senior positions with the firm, including board member and principal. Prior to his employment with us, he was a senior vice president of The Joyner Mortgage Company, Inc., where he was responsible for the origination of commercial mortgage and equity transactions, and a senior accountant with the Audit Division of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Mr. Thornton is a licensed Real Estate Salesman in the State of Texas. Mr. Thornton serves as a member of the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors and is an Executive Council Member and member of the Leadership Committee of UT Real Estate Finance & Investment Center. Mr. Thornton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1982. Mr. Thornton brings to the Board of Directors his extensive experience with the Company, which gives him an in-depth knowledge of the Company, its history and its businesses. Mr. Thornton’s role within the Operating Partnerships also provides the Board of Directors with a broad awareness of the commercial real estate markets.

Mark Gibson

Mr. Mark D. Gibson is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gibson became a director and Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he became the Chief Executive Officer of HFF, Inc. Mr. Gibson is one of our founding partners having joined our predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio & Company, in 1984. Since 2003, Mr. Gibson has held the positions of executive managing director of HFF LP and member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings. Additionally, Mr. Gibson has served as a member of the HFF LP executive committee since 2010. From 1993 to 2010, Mr. Gibson served as co-head of the Company’s Dallas office. Mr. Gibson is a trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of ULI’s Executive Committee and a member of ULI’s IOPC Gold Council; member and former program chair of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE); member and former chairman of the University of Texas Real Estate Finance and Investment Center and member of its Executive Committee; member of the board of visitors at UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics and member of UTSW Foundation; member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at The University of Texas at Austin; advisory board member of Baylor Health Care System Foundation; trustee and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); and a member of World Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Gibson graduated in 1981 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. Mr. Gibson’s history with the Company allows him to bring to the board of directors a deep knowledge of the Company’s and the Operating Partnerships’ development and operations. In addition, Mr. Gibson’s experience with various real estate industry professional associations and role within the Operating Partnerships provides the board with valuable insight into the issues and market developments facing the real estate industry as a whole.

Gregory Conley

Mr. Gregory R. Conley is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Conley serves as the Chief Financial Officer for HFF, Inc. Mr. Conley joined HFF, LP in October 2006. Working out of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, Mr. Conley is responsible for all areas of financial accounting and reporting for the Company and its 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom. He served as a member of HFF LP’s operating committee when it was the governing committee, from 2006 to 2010 and has served as a non-voting member of the executive committee of HFF LP since 2010. Prior to joining HFF LP, from 1998 through mid-2006, Mr. Conley was an executive vice president and CFO with Precise Technology, Inc. and its successor, Rexam Consumer Plastics, Inc. Precise Technology, Inc. was a plastics packaging business and a portfolio company of Code Hennessy & Simmons. Between 1986 and early 1998, Mr. Conley served as a consultant in various leadership positions with national consulting firms that eventually became part of Navigant Consulting, Inc., including Barrington Consulting Group, Inc. and Peterson & Company. Mr. Conley began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from Duquesne University.

Nancy Goodson

Ms. Nancy O. Goodson is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Goodson has previously held the same position at HFF LP and its predecessor companies since 1993. She has served as a member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings since 2003. She also served as a member of either HFF LP’s executive and/or operating committee, when each was the governing committee, from 2003 to 2010 and has served as an ad hoc member of the executive committee of HFF LP since 2010. Working out of the firm’s Houston office, Ms. Goodson is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom, with a specific focus on the oversight of administrative functions and loan servicing aspects of the Company. Prior to joining HFF in 1993, she spent seven years as a controller at Beeler Sanders Properties in Houston. She is a member of CREW Houston and is a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of First United Methodist Church in Missouri City, Texas. She received her B.B.A. from Southwest Texas State University.

Manuel De Zarraga

Mr. Manuel A. De Zarraga is Executive Managing Director of the Company. Mr. de Zárraga has served on HFF LP’s executive committee since 2014. As an executive committee member, Mr. de Zárraga is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom. In addition to his duties as a member of HFF’s executive committee and Leadership Team, Mr. de Zárraga serves as co-leader of the Firm’s investment advisory group and its special assets group. Mr. de Zárraga joined HFF in 2002. Prior to that he was a principal and managing director at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company for 14 years and served on the firm’s operating committee. Mr. de Zárraga is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. Additionally, he serves as a board chairman for Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Real Estate Board for the University of Miami Business School and the Florida State University Business School. Mr. de Zárraga received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami.

Matthew Lawton

Mr. Matthew D. Lawton is Executive Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Lawton became an executive managing director of HFF, Inc. in April 2014. Mr. Lawton has served on HFF LP’s executive committee since 2014. As an executive committee member, Mr. Lawton is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom. In addition to his duties as a member of HFF’s executive committee and Leadership Team, Mr. Lawton serves as an executive managing director of HFF LP, a position he has held since 2009, and also co-heads the Firm’s investment sales group. Mr. Lawton joined HFF LP in 2001. He serves as an executive committee member for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and an advisory board member of the Mandel Group. Mr. Lawton received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Kevin MacKenzie

Mr. Kevin C. MacKenzie is Executive Managing Director of the Company. Effective January 2, 2018 Mr. MacKenzie became an executive managing director in the Orange County office of HFF. Mr. MacKenzie has more than 14 years of experience in commercial real estate investment banking. He specializes in the execution and expansion of the firm’s capital markets platform through the representation of institutional and private owners of institutional-grade commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. As a member of the HFF Executive Committee, Mr. MacKenzie is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices, as well as the day to day operations of the Orange County office. During the course of his career, Mr. MacKenzie has executed in excess of 550 transactions totaling more than $15 billion in consideration, across all property sectors and regions of the United States. Mr. MacKenzie joined the firm in March 2004. Prior to HFF, he worked in strategic finance and business development roles at various venture capital-backed technology companies in Silicon Valley. During his tenure in the technology industry, Mr. MacKenzie played a key role in raising more than $250 million in venture capital from prominent firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and Benchmark Capital. Mr. MacKenzie currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for California Polytechnic State University and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute SSDC national council, as well as local Capital Markets Councils in Orange County and Los Angeles. Mr. MacKenzie received his Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University.

Gerard Sansosti

Mr. Gerard T. Sansosti is Executive Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Sansosti became an executive managing director of HFF, Inc. in January 2009. Mr. Sansosti has served on HFF LP’s executive committee since January 2014. As an executive committee member, Mr. Sansosti is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom. In addition to his duties as a member of HFF’s executive committee and Leadership Team, Mr. Sansosti also co-heads the Firm’s debt placement and loan sales groups. Mr. Sansosti has more than 33 years of experience in commercial real estate, including finance and investment sales. Mr. Sansosti joined HFF LP in 1998, and prior to that he was a principal at PNS Realty Partners, L.P. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, Mortgage Bankers Association and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C). Mr. Sansosti received his Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University and his Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Tepedino

Mr. Michael J. Tepedino is Executive Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Tepedino became an executive managing director of HFF, Inc. on January 1, 2016. Mr. Tepedino is a member of the executive committee and leadership team with management oversight of the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices. As an executive committee member, Mr. Tepedino is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s 26 offices in the United States and United Kingdom. He serves a wide variety of institutional and entrepreneurial clients on a national basis. For the period from 2008 to 2018, he closed more than $24 billion of transactions and is routinely one of the Company’s leading producers. Mr. Tepedino has been in the real estate industry since 1987, when he began his career at Travelers Insurance Company. He entered the intermediary business in 1993 at Legg Mason Real Estate Services where he was a Director until joining HFF, Inc. in 1997. He serves as a member of Rye YMCA and a board member of Stamford Peace. Mr. Tepedino received his Master of Business Administration from Fordham University and his Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College.

Deborah McAneny

Ms. Deborah H. McAneny is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McAneny became a director of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. Ms. McAneny previously served as the chief operating officer of Benchmark Assisted Living, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this, Ms. McAneny was employed at John Hancock Financial Services for 20 years, including as executive vice president for Structured and Alternative Investments and a member of its policy committee from 2002 to 2004, as senior vice president for John Hancock’s Real Estate Investment Group from 2000 to 2002 and as a vice president of the Real Estate Investment Group from 1997 to 2000. Ms. McAneny presently serves as a member of the board of directors of RREEF Property Trust, Inc.; board of directors of RREEF America REIT II; board of directors of THL Credit, Inc.; board of directors of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc.; board of advisors of Benchmark Senior Living, LLC; and board of directors of the University of Vermont Foundation, and was formerly a member of the board of directors of KKR Financial Holdings, LLC, trustee of the University of Vermont and president of the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association. She received a B.S. from the University of Vermont. Ms. McAneny holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a national public company director education and credentialing organization. Ms. McAneny brings to the Board of Directors valuable experience in the real estate investment sector. In addition, the Board expects to utilize Ms. McAneny’s governance experience through her service as lead independent director, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Susan McGalla

Ms. Susan P. McGalla is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McGalla became a director of HFF, Inc. in October 2009. Ms. McGalla was most recently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club. Prior to assuming that role, she founded P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. P3 offered comprehensive consulting services to clients within and outside of the specialty retail industry. Services included branding, marketing, product merchandising and omni-channel execution to strategy, talent management and operational P&L efficiencies. From January 2011, to July 2012, Ms. McGalla was chief executive officer of The Wet Seal, Inc. Ms. McGalla was brought in to that position to reinvent and grow two brands, Wet Seal and Arden B. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. McGalla worked as a consultant within the specialty retail landscape. Prior to her consulting role, Ms. McGalla was the President and Chief Merchandising Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (“AEO”) from March 2003 to January 2009. In that role, she had a $3 billion responsibility for the performance, business development and all creative aspects of the AE Brand, aerie, Martin and Osa, and 77kids. With over 14 years total in various leadership roles within AEO, Ms. McGalla contributed to industry revenue and profit growth, growing revenues from $340 million to over $3 billion. She was responsible for portfolio expansion from one brand to four brands, and in 2008, revenues of $3 billion, net income of $400 million with over 1,000 stores and 28,000 employees. Prior to AEO, Ms. McGalla held merchandising management positions at Joseph Horne Company from June 1986 to June 1994. Ms. McGalla presently serves on the board of directors of the Magee Research Institute, the council for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the advisory board of The Energy Network and was formerly on the executive committee and board of directors for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

George Miles

Mr. George L. Miles, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miles became a director of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. Mr. Miles is the former Chairman Emeritus of the Chester Group, a leading water/waste water, facility design build, scientific research and management company. Mr. Miles served as president and chief executive officer of WQED Multimedia, the public broadcaster in southwestern Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 2010. He joined WQED in 1994 after serving ten years as executive vice president and chief operating officer of WNET/Thirteen in New York. Prior to that, he held executive positions at KDKA, Pittsburgh; WPCQ, Charlotte; the Westinghouse Television Group; and WBZ-TV, Boston. Earlier in Mr. Miles’ career he was a contract auditor at the U.S. Department of Defense and a manager at Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Miles has served as a member on the board of directors of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) (retired 2017); Harley Davidson, Inc. (retired 2017); the University of Pittsburgh (Trustee Emeritus); Mt. Ararat Community Center and Ringling College of Art & Design. He is the former Chairman of the Association for America’s Public Television Stations and the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc. He earned his B.A. degree from Seton Hall University and his M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Through Mr. Miles’ extensive executive and directorship experience, he brings to the Board of Directors strong financial and leadership expertise, which he implements, in part, in his roles as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Morgan O'Brien

Mr. Morgan K. O'Brien is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Brien became a director of HFF, Inc. in October 2012. Mr. O’Brien has been the president and chief executive officer of Peoples Natural Gas, Inc., a natural gas company, since 2010. He is also currently a director of Matthews International Corporation, a publicly-held designer, manufacturer and marketer of memorialization products and brand solutions, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boy Scouts of Greater Pittsburgh, United Way of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and American Gas Association. Between 2001 and 2010, Mr. O’Brien was president and chief executive officer of Duquesne Light Company, an electric energy provider. Prior to this position, he was chief operating officer, chief financial officer, vice president and controller of Duquesne Light Company from 1991 to 2001. Mr. O’Brien received a B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation from Robert Morris University. The Board expects to draw on Mr. O’Brien’s financial knowledge as he serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Lenore Sullivan

Ms. Lenore M. Sullivan is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sullivan became a director on the Board of Directors of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. Ms. Sullivan presently serves on the board of directors of PotlatchDeltic Corp., RREEF America REIT II and RREEF Core Plus Industrial Fund. From June 2015 through February 2018, Ms. Sullivan served on the board of directors of Deltic Timber Corporation, a predecessor of PotlatchDeltic Corp. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Sullivan was a partner with Perella Weinberg Partners, serving as portfolio manager for the firm’s Agility Real Return Assets Fund. Ms. Sullivan served as the associate director for the Real Estate and Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 2002 through 2007. From 2000 to 2002, she was vice president of Hunt Private Equity Group, Inc., and from 1992 to 2000 she was the president and co-owner of Stonegate Advisors, an investment banking firm. Ms. Sullivan previously served on the board of directors of Parkway Properties, Inc., where she sat on the compensation committee and chaired the governance and nominating committee. Ms. Sullivan presently serves as a member of the Investment Advisory Committee to the board of trustees of the Employee Retirement System of Texas. She also sits on the investment committee to the board of trustees of the Austin Community Foundation. She is a member of the Architecture School advisory board and the Leadership Committee of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and a charter investor in the Texas Women Ventures Fund. Ms. Sullivan has also served as a member of the advisory board of directors of Capstone Partners and as a full member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association. Ms. Sullivan graduated cum laude from Smith College with a degree in economics and government and a minor in urban studies. She holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Steven Wheeler

Mr. Steven E. Wheeler is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wheeler became a director of HFF, Inc. in March 2010. He has been the president of Wheeler & Co., LLC, a private investment firm, since 1997. He is currently a director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held medical device company. During the past five years, Mr. Wheeler also served as a member of the board of directors of Bariston Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm and PingTone Communications, Inc., a privately head VOIP telephone services provider. Between 1997 and 2011, he was a principal of Hall Properties, Inc., a real estate investment and consulting firm. Between 1993 and February 1996, he was managing director and a director of Copley Real Estate Advisors and president, chief executive officer and a director of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of Hancock Realty Investors, which managed an equity real estate portfolio, from 1991 to February 1993. Prior to this position, he was an executive vice president of Bank of New England Corporation from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Wheeler received a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Through his past and present experience on the boards of directors of various other companies, both public and private, Mr. Wheeler has developed strong leadership skills and valuable experience in corporate governance, which he utilizes in his roles on the Company’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. In addition, his prior experience in executive positions at real estate investment companies gives him insight into the issues faced by the Company and the markets in which it operates.

Myra Moren

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jody Thornton

2,422,490

Mark Gibson

5,173,000

Gregory Conley

1,400,620

Nancy Goodson

437,754

Manuel De Zarraga

2,774,800

Matthew Lawton

3,783,650

Kevin MacKenzie

--

Gerard Sansosti

--

Michael Tepedino

4,327,300

Deborah McAneny

157,485

Susan McGalla

134,985

George Miles

149,985

Morgan O'Brien

134,985

Lenore Sullivan

149,985

Steven Wheeler

134,985

Myra Moren

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As Of  31 Dec 2017