Mr. Barry Sternlicht serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at SH Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Sternlicht is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman, Member of Investment Committee and Chief Executive Officer at Starwood Capital Group. He is also the Founder and serves as the Chairman at Starwood Energy Group Global. He also serves on the Board of Invitation Homes. He also serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member Of Investment Committee at Starwood Property Trust. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, a privately-held global investment firm with approximately $52 billion in assets under management and an affiliate of the Company, since its formation in 1991. He also is the Founder and serves as a Chief Investment Officer at JAWS Estates Capital. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group Management, a registered investment advisor and an affiliate of the Company. Over the past 26 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an aggregate asset value of approximately $84 billion. From 1995 to 2005, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a NYSE-listed hotel and leisure company that he founded. Mr. Sternlicht is the former Chairman of the Board of TRI Pointe Group, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder, and the current Chairman of the Board of Baccarat S.A., a crystal maker. In 2008, Mr. Sternlicht founded and became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SH Group, a hotel management company that owns and manages Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotels brands. Mr. Sternlicht is also the co-Chairman of the Board of Colony Starwood Homes, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estee Lauder Companies, the Real Estate Roundtable and A.S. Roma, the professional Italian football club based in Rome, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Restoration Hardware. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation (of which he is the former Chairman), the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is also an Angel Investor.