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Biography PhotoJohn V. Arabia
Director
John V. Arabia
Director


John V. Arabia is our President. On February 14, 2011, we announced that we hired Mr. Arabia as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, and on April 4, 2011 his employment began. On February 15, 2013, he was promoted to President. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Arabia served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors’ real estate research team. Mr. Arabia joined Green Street in 1997 and was instrumental in creating the firm’s lodging research platfo... 
Biography PhotoAndrew Batinovich
Director
Andrew Batinovich
Director


Mr. Batinovich currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Glenborough, LLC, a privately held full service real estate investment and management company focused on the acquisition, management and leasing of institutional quality commercial properties. In 2010, Mr. Batinovich led a private investor group in acquiring Glenborough, LLC and related real estate assets that were originally part of Glenborough Realty Trust, a NYSE listed REIT, which was sold to affiliates of Morgan Sta... 
Biography PhotoZ. Jamie Behar
Director
Z. Jamie Behar
Director


Ms. Behar has served as a director since October 26, 2004. Since October 2005, Ms. Behar has been Managing Director, Real Estate & Alternative Investments, for General Motors Investment Management Corporation, or GMIMCO. From 1986 through October 2005, Ms. Behar was a Portfolio Manager with GMIMCO. She manages GMIMCO’s clients’ real estate investment portfolios, including both private market and publicly traded security investments, as well as their alternative investment portfolios, totaling ap... 
Biography PhotoKen Cruse
Chief Executive Officer
Ken Cruse
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Cruse has over 20 years of experience in hotel investment, operations and finance. Mr. Cruse joined Sunstone in April 2005 as Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Corporate Transactions. In September 2006 he was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and in January 2007, Mr. Cruse was named Chief Financial Officer. In December of 2010, Mr. Cruse was named President. Mr. Cruse was named President and Chief Executive Officer and joined Sunstone’s board of directors in August of ... 
Biography PhotoThomas A. Lewis, Jr.
Director
Thomas A. Lewis, Jr.
Director


Mr. Lewis has served as a director since May 2, 2006. Mr. Lewis is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Realty Income Corporation, a NYSE-listed REIT, and has been a member of its Board of Directors since September 1993. Mr. Lewis joined Realty Income in 1987 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until September 3, 2013. In 2000 and 2001, he also held the position of President. Prior to joining Realty Income Corporation, he was an executive with Johnstown Capital, a real estat... 
Biography PhotoKeith M. Locker
Non-Executive Chairman
Keith M. Locker
Non-Executive Chairman


Mr. Locker has served as a director since May 2, 2006. Since May 2003, Mr. Locker has been President of Inlet Capital LLC, or Inlet, an investment and asset management firm focused on the commercial real estate industry; President of Global Capital Resources LLC and GCR Advisors Inc. (both affiliates of Inlet), which together are the Co-General Partner and Co- Advisor, respectively, to the NYLIM-GCR Fund-1 2002 L.P., which provides fixed and variable rate senior and subordinate mortgages; and Pr... 
Biography PhotoDouglas M. Pasquale
Director
Douglas M. Pasquale
Director


Mr. Pasquale currently serves as a director of Ventas, Inc. (“Ventas”). Mr. Pasquale joined Ventas as Senior Advisor in 2011, upon closing of Ventas’ acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (formerly NYSE: NHP) (“NHP”). He served as Chairman of the Board of NHP from 2009 to 2011, as President and Chief Executive Officer of NHP from 2004 to 2011, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NHP from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Pasquale was a director of NHP from 2004 to 2... 
Biography PhotoKeith P. Russell
Director
Keith P. Russell
Director


Mr. Russell has served as a director since October 26, 2004. Since June 2001, Mr. Russell has been President of Russell Financial, Inc., a strategic and financial consulting firm serving businesses and high net worth individuals. Mr. Russell is retired as the Chairman of Mellon West and the Vice Chairman of Mellon Financial Corporation, in which capacities he served from May 1996 until March 2001. From September 1991 through April 1996, Mr. Russell served in various positions at Mellon, includin... 
Biography PhotoLewis N. Wolff
Director
Lewis N. Wolff
Director


Mr. Wolff has served as our Chairman since October 26, 2004, and since March 19, 2007, he has served as our Co-Chairman. Mr. Wolff has been Chairman of Wolff Urban Management, Inc. since 1980 and is also its Chief Executive Officer. Wolff Urban Management, Inc. is a real estate acquisition, investment, development and management firm. Mr. Wolff is also a co-founder of Maritz, Wolff & Co., a privately held hotel investment group that owns top-tier luxury hotels. In 2007, Mr. Wolff was also named ...