Board of Directors

  • john
    John V. Arabia
    John V. Arabia
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    John V. Arabia is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arabia joined Sunstone in April 2011 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. In February 2013, he was promoted to President and since February 2014 has served on Sunstone's Board. Prior t

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    John V. Arabia is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arabia joined Sunstone in April 2011 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. In February 2013, he was promoted to President and since February 2014 has served on Sunstone's Board. 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 created and managed the firm's lodging research platform. Prior to joining Green Street, Mr. Arabia was a Consulting Manager at EY Kenneth Leventhal in the firm's west coast lodging consulting practice. Mr. Arabia, who earned a CPA certificate from the state of Illinois, holds an M.B.A. degree in Real Estate/Accounting from the University of Southern California and a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. Mr. Arabia served on the Board of Directors of EdR, a former publicly traded REIT which was one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing prior to its sale in 2018.
    President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Douglas
    Douglas M. Pasquale
    Douglas M. Pasquale
    Chairman

    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 20

    Chairman
    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 2011. Mr. Pasquale previously served in various roles (most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) at ARV Assisted Living, Inc., an operator of assisted living facilities, from 1998 to 2003 and concurrently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atria Senior Living Group, Inc. from April 2003 to September 2003. Mr. Pasquale also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richfield Hospitality Services, Inc. and Regal Hotels International-North America, a hotel ownership and management company, from 1996 to 1998, and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Pasquale is a member of the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), a director of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX), a Honolulu-headquartered ocean transportation, real estate and agribusiness company, Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.), and Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO), an industrial REIT with a strategic focus in six coastal US markets and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Mr. Pasquale received his B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, and his M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.
    Chairman
  • Andrew
    Andrew Batinovich
    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. Batin

    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 Stanley in 2006. From December 2006 to October 2010, Mr. Batinovich served as President and CEO of Glenborough, LLC, a company formed by an affiliate of Morgan Stanley to acquire Glenborough Realty Trust. In connection with the 2006 transaction, Mr. Batinovich and the Glenborough Realty Trust senior management team were retained to operate the new private entity, and the team remains together in the newly re-acquired Glenborough, LLC. In 1996 Mr. Batinovich co-founded Glenborough Realty Trust and was President and CEO at the time of the sale in 2006. Mr. Batinovich was appointed President of Glenborough Realty Trust in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Operator during his tenure at Glenborough Realty Trust. Prior to founding Glenborough Realty Trust, Mr. Batinovich served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Glenborough Corporation until 1996 when it was merged into Glenborough Realty Trust. Glenborough Corporation was a private real estate investment and management company that completed a number of private placements of office, industrial, residential and hotel properties. Prior to joining Glenborough Corporation in 1983, Mr. Batinovich was an officer of Security Pacific National Bank. Mr. Batinovich is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and other trade associations. He also serves as a trustee of the American University of Paris. Mr. Batinovich has a B.A. in International Business Administration from the American University of Paris.
    Director
  • murray
    Murray J. McCabe
    Murray J. McCabe
    Director

    Mr. McCabe is currently a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners, L.P., an investment firm, where he serves as a member of the Management Committee. His responsibilities include overseeing and managing Blum Capital’s global real estate-related investment initiatives, focusing on dist

    Director
    Mr. McCabe is currently a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners, L.P., an investment firm, where he serves as a member of the Management Committee. His responsibilities include overseeing and managing Blum Capital’s global real estate-related investment initiatives, focusing on distressed debt, opportunistic equity investments and structured investments in public securities. Prior to joining Blum Capital in September 2012, Mr. McCabe worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1992 through August 2012. During his 20-year tenure at JPMorgan, Mr. McCabe held several positions in the Investment Banking Division, including Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking, North America, from March 2007 to March 2008, and Global Head of Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking, from March 2008 through his departure in August 2012. In addition, Mr. McCabe served as a member of JPMorgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions Fairness Opinion Committee from 2001 to 2002, the Investment Banking Coverage Management Committee from 2010 through his departure in August 2012 and on the board of JPMorgan Real Estate Advisors during the same period. Mr. McCabe is a member of the advisory board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and is also an executive council member of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center and serves on the REIT Investment Funds advisory board for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. He has served as a director of RREEF Property Trust, Inc. since November 2012, and as a director of Columbia Property Trust, Inc. since September 2013. Mr. McCabe holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
    Director
  • blake
    W. Blake Baird
    W. Blake Baird
    Director

    W. Blake Baird co‑founded Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO), and has served as chairman of its board of directors and its Chief Executive Officer since February 2010. Terreno Realty Corporation acquires, owns and operates industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets. M

    Director

    W. Blake Baird co‑founded Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO), and has served as chairman of its board of directors and its Chief Executive Officer since February 2010. Terreno Realty Corporation acquires, owns and operates industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets. Mr. Baird was managing partner and co‑founder of Terreno Capital Partners LLC, a private real estate investment firm, from September 2007 to February 2010. Mr. Baird served as President of AMB Property Corporation (NYSE:AMB) from January 2000 to December 2006. AMB, now Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), is a leading global developer, owner and operator of industrial real estate. Mr. Baird also served as a director of AMB from 2001 to 2006 and chairman of its investment committee. Mr. Baird joined AMB as its Chief Investment Officer in 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Baird was a managing director of Morgan Stanley & Co., most recently as head of Real Estate Investment Banking for the Western United States. Mr. Baird spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter, the last 11 focusing on real estate. Mr. Baird currently serves as a director of Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX), a Honolulu‑headquartered ocean transportation and logistics company.

    Mr. Baird is a member of World Presidents’ Organization, a former member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Baird holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School (magna cum laude) and a B.A. in History from the College of Arts and Sciences (magna cum laude) at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from New York University.

    Director
  • monica
    Monica S. Digilio
    Monica S. Digilio
    Director

    Ms. Digilio is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where she oversees human resources strategy and operations for the entire Caesars portfolio and serves on the senior management team. Ms. Digilio joined Caesars in Septem

    Director
    Ms. Digilio is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where she oversees human resources strategy and operations for the entire Caesars portfolio and serves on the senior management team. Ms. Digilio joined Caesars in September 2018, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, resort and gaming industries to her position. Prior to joining Caesars, Ms. Digilio spent six years as the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Montage International in Orange County, California, where she played a key role in the expansion of the company’s portfolio of Montage branded hotels and resorts and helped launch the Pendry brand. Ms. Digilio also spent 12 years as the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for Kerzner International, parent company of the Atlantis and One & Only brands, and 10 years in leadership positions with ITT Sheraton Corporation. Ms. Digilio also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Cornell University's Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Ms. Digilio holds both a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.
    Director
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    Kristina M. Leslie
    Kristina M. Leslie
    Director

    Ms. Leslie began her career at Paramount Communications in New York, serving in a variety of financial management roles, including treasury, investor relations, and strategic planning. Following the acquisition of Paramount by Viacom, Ms. Leslie served as Director of Strategic and Finan

    Director

    Ms. Leslie began her career at Paramount Communications in New York, serving in a variety of financial management roles, including treasury, investor relations, and strategic planning. Following the acquisition of Paramount by Viacom, Ms. Leslie served as Director of Strategic and Financial Planning for Viacom. In 1996, Ms. Leslie relocated to California to join DreamWorks, then in its infancy, as Head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance, where she oversaw financial planning, strategic partnerships and all investor and banking relationships. She became Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks in 2003 and led the $840 million initial public offering of DreamWorks Animation in 2004. She continued to serve as DreamWorks’ CFO until her retirement in 2007.

    Over the past 15 years, Ms. Leslie has served on a number of public and private boards. Ms. Leslie is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of CVB Financial Corp (Nasdaq: CVBF). She is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Citizens Business Bank Board. Additionally, Ms. Leslie is a Director and Chairman of the Board of Blue Shield of California where she is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Justworks, Inc., a human resources service and benefits provider for small businesses. Ms. Leslie is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of A Place for Rover, Inc., the world’s largest network for pet care. Ms. Leslie is also a Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California.

    Ms. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Bucknell University and her Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Columbia University.

    Director
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    Verett Mims
    Verett Mims
    Director

    Ms. Mims is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a long-term strategic equity investment management firm where she leads a team of seasoned accounting/finance professionals with responsibility for the Financial, Operations, Compliance and Tax functions o

    Director

    Ms. Mims is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a long-term strategic equity investment management firm where she leads a team of seasoned accounting/finance professionals with responsibility for the Financial, Operations, Compliance and Tax functions of the firm. Prior to joining Blum Capital, Ms. Mims worked at The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) from 2002 through early 2020. During her 18-year tenure at Boeing, Ms. Mims held several positions including Director, International Finance and the Assistant Treasurer, Global Treasury Operations. Ms. Mims had oversight of the Foreign exchange, commodity and inflation hedging portfolio, cash investments and global banking infrastructure and her notable contributions include the development of tech-driven processes and systems that drove efficiency, multimillion-dollar cost savings, and operational excellence. Prior to Boeing, Ms. Mims spent seven years in sales serving as a strategic advisor to match FX solutions with corporate clients’ risk profiles at Citibank (NYSE: C), NationsBank (NYSE: BAC) and Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) where she pioneered an early Salesforce-like client management system and built a profitable book of business.

    Ms. Mims currently serves on the board of Illinois Humanities. She has previously served on the boards of Arts & Business Council of Chicago, San Miguel Schools of Chicago, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Southern University MBA Board of Advisors, the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and most recently Steppenwolf Theatre of Chicago.

    Ms. Mims holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in physics from Southern University and A&M College.

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