Mr. David Hamamoto serves as an Executive Vice Chairman at Colony NorthStar. He served as Chairman & Director at NorthStar Realty Finance. He has been the Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Finance since October 2007 and has served as one of its directors since October 2003. Mr. Hamamoto has been NorthStar Realty Finance 's Chief Executive Officer since October 2004, a position he will retain as a co-employee, and was NorthStar Realty Finance 's President from October 2004 to April 2011. Mr. Hamamoto has also served as Chairman of NorthStar Income, the first public, non-traded REIT sponsored by us, since February 2009 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 until January 2013. Mr. Hamamoto has also served as Chairman of NorthStar Healthcare, the second public non-traded REIT sponsored by us, from January 2013 until January 2014. Mr. Hamamoto has further served as Chairman of NorthStar Income II, the third public non-traded REIT sponsored by us, since December 2012. In July 1997, Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., the predecessor to NorthStar Realty Finance, for which he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until October 2004. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Hamamoto worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area and general partner of the firm between 1994 and 1997. During Mr. Hamamoto 's tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he initiated the firm 's effort to build a real estate principal investment business under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. Additionally, Mr. Hamamoto has served as a member of the advisory committee of RXR Realty, a leading real estate operating and investment management company focused on high-quality real estate investments in the New York Tri-State area, since December 2013. Mr. Hamamoto served as Executive Chairman from March 2011 until November 2012 (having previously served as Chairman from February 2006 until March 2011) of the board of directors of Morgans Hotel Group Co. Mr. Hamamoto holds a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.