Mr. Eglin has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2003, our Chief Operating Officer since October 1993, our President since April 1996 and as a trustee since May 1994. He served as one of our Executive Vice Presidents from October 1993 to April 1996. Mr. Eglin is a member of the investment committee of Concord Debt Holdings LLC and the executive committee of Net Lease Strategic Assets Fund L.P. Mr. Eglin’s role as our Chief Executive Officer and his extensive experience in net-lease investing and operations and capital markets are primary among the many reasons why Mr. Eglin serves on our Board of Trustees.
Mr. First has served as a trustee since November 26, 2007. Mr. First has been a financial consultant since 1993. From December 1990 through January 1993, Mr. First served as Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Holding Corp., a privately held holding company. Mr. First is currently a director and chairman of the audit committee of American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARII), a member of the Audit Committee of Lex-Win Concord LLC and a director of WestPoint International Inc. Mr. First has served as a director of numerous public and private companies, including Panaco, Inc., GB Holdings Inc. (Sands Casino) and Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. First is a certified public accountant. Mr. First’s extensive public accounting experience, including knowledge of GAAP and public company reporting requirements, and experience as a director and audit committee chair for numerous companies, including real estate investment companies, are primary among the reasons why Mr. First serves on our Board of Trustees.
Mr. Frary has served as a trustee since December 31, 2006. Mr. Frary has been the founding partner and majority shareholder of Tallwood Associates, Inc., a private real estate investment firm, since 1990 and a partner of Brookwood Financial Partners, L.P., a private equity firm that acquires real estate and invests in private companies, since 1993. He serves as a director of Nexus Research, Inc. and The John Hopkins University, where he is Vice Chairman and serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Frary previously served on the board of directors of Tarragon Corporation and Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc., both publicly traded real estate investment trusts and Beresford Inc., a real estate investment company. Mr. Frary’s extensive real estate investment and corporate finance experience and knowledge of the assets acquired in our merger with Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. are primary among the many reasons why Mr. Frary serves on our Board of Trustees.
Mr. Grosfeld has served as a trustee since November 2003. He also serves as a director of BlackRock, Inc. He has served on the advisory board of the Federal National Mortgage Association and as director of Copart, Inc., Interstate Bakeries Corporation, Addington Resources, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and BlackRock Investors. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Pulte Home Corporation from 1974 to 1990. Mr. Grosfeld’s extensive experience in corporate finance and his experience serving on numerous other public and private boards of directors are primary among the reasons why he serves on our Board of Trustees.
Mr. Lynch has served as a trustee from May 2003 to the present and from May 1996 to May 2000. Mr. Lynch co-founded and has been a principal of The Townsend Group, a real estate consulting firm, since 1983. Mr. Lynch is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. Since 1994, Mr. Lynch has been a director and a member of the audit committee and chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committee of the board of directors of First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR). Mr. Lynch is also currently on the advisory board for the European Institutional Real Estate Letter. Mr. Lynch’s extensive real estate consulting experience and experience within the real estate industry are primary among the reasons why he serves on our Board of Trustees.
Mr. Roskind again became our Chairman on March 20, 2008, after initially serving as our Chairman from October 1993 to December 31, 2006, our Co-Chief Executive Officer from October 1993 to January 2003 and our Co-Vice Chairman from December 31, 2006 to March 20, 2008. He founded The LCP Group, L.P., a real estate advisory firm, in 1973 and has been its chairman since 1976. Mr. Roskind also serves as chairman of Crescent Hotels and Resorts, an affiliate of The LCP Group L.P., and as a member of the board of directors of LCP Reit Advisors, the external advisor to LCP Investment Corporation, a Japanese real estate investment trust listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mr. Roskind is a member of the Executive Committee of Net Lease Strategic Assets Fund L.P. Mr. Roskind previously served on the boards of directors of LCP Investment Corporation and Clarion CMBS Value Fund, Inc. As our chairman and our founder, Mr. Roskind brings unparalleled experience in net-lease real estate investing to our Board of Trustees.