JOHN CARTER – CEO, Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT
John Carter is our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of our board of directors. He also is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and member of the Investment Management Committee of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC and Executive Vice President of Carter Validus Real Estate Management Services, LLC. Mr. Carter has more than 28 years of real estate experience in all aspects of leasing, asset management, acquisitions, finance, investment and corporate advisory services. Mr. Carter is Vice Chairman and a principal of Carter & Associates, L.L.C., one of the principals of our sponsor. Mr. Carter has served in such capacities since he sold his company, Newport Partners LLC, to Carter & Associates in January 2000. Mr. Carter founded Newport Partners in November 1989 and grew the company into a full service real estate firm with 63 associates throughout Florida.
At Carter & Associates, Mr. Carter plays a key role in establishing and maintaining some of Carter & Associates’ most significant institutional client relationships. From December 2003 until December 31, 2009, Mr. Carter has completed in excess of $3.5 billion of real estate property acquisitions and financings representing 18.5 million square feet of real estate. In September 2005, Mr. Carter was responsible for facilitating one of Carter & Associates’ largest transactions, a $1 billion acquisition and financing of a class “A” office portfolio consisting of 23 buildings in six states. Prior to November 1989, Mr. Carter worked for two years at Trammel Crow Company. In the early 1980s, he spent five years at Citicorp where he focused primarily on tax shelter, Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) and other real estate financing transactions. He also is a founding board member of Gulfshore Bank, a community bank located in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Carter obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1982 and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989. Mr. Carter was selected to serve as a director because he is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, has significant real estate experience in various areas and has been a partner with the company’s sponsor for over ten years. He has expansive knowledge of the real estate industry and relationships with chief executives and other senior management at numerous real estate companies. Mr. Carter brings a unique and valuable perspective to our board of directors.
MICHAEL SETON – Co-CEO Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC
Michael Seton is the Co-CEO of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC and a member of its Investment Management Committee. He also is the President of our sponsor, Carter/Validus REIT Investment Company, LLC. Mr. Seton is responsible for all acquisitions, including underwriting and project and corporate level financings. Mr. Seton has more than 18 years of real estate and investment finance experience. From 1996 until joining Carter & Associates in September 2009, Mr. Seton worked for Eurohypo AG (including its predecessor organizations) in New York, New York. At Eurohypo AG, Mr. Seton was a Managing Director and Division Head in the Originations Group, leading a team of 12 professionals in the origination, structuring, documentation, closing and distribution of real estate financings for private developers and owners, REITs, and real estate operating companies (REOCs). Real estate finance transactions in which Mr. Seton was involved included both on and off-balance sheet executions, including senior debt and mezzanine financings. Mr. Seton has been directly involved in over $30 billion in financings for real estate clients, including high profile transactions such as the recapitalization of the Chrysler Building and the General Motors Building, both of which are located in New York, New York, Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, construction financing for 15 Central Park West in New York, New York, several Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the United States, and many office developments in major U.S. cities. While at Eurohypo AG, Mr. Seton’s clients included Millennium Partners, Tishman Speyer Properties, Vornado Realty Trust, Carter & Associates, Boston Properties and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Seton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1994.
CHRISTOF HAMMERLI – Chief Acquisitions Officer, Data Centers
Christof Hammerli is the Chief Acquisitions Officer, Data Centers of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC. Mr. Hammerli has more than fourteen years of experience in various finance, risk management and corporate development roles. Most recently, Mr. Hammerli was Director of Corporate Development for Equinix, Inc., a global network neutral collocation provider. In that role, Mr. Hammerli was responsible for coordinating growth efforts for Equinix in Europe. This included real estate selection decisions, buy versus lease assessments, the analysis of new markets to enter via acquisitions. Specific responsibilities also included building valuation models, management of the due diligence process (financial, operational, legal and commercial) and the coordination of the post-deal integration. Mr. Hammerli worked at Equinix from August 2007 until February 2011. From June 2004 until July 2007, Mr. Hammerli worked for MetLife, a life insurer and real estate investor, where he was responsible for enterprise-wide risk reporting, various strategic initiatives and merger integrations. Prior to MetLife, Mr. Hammerli worked at Credit Suisse and Ernst & Young Consulting in various roles including finance, risk management, project management and business development. Mr. Hammerli obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Finance from the University of Tampa in December, 1997 and a Master's in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business in June 2002. Mr. Hammerli is also a Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA — lifetime charter holder).
JOHN REGAN – Senior Vice President Data Center Acquisitions, Lead Technology Officer
John Regan is the Senior Vice President Data Center Acquisitions and Lead Technology Officer of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC. Mr. Regan has over 27 years of experience in the information technology and facilities infrastructure space. Mr. Regan joined Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC after nearly 18 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, an accounting and professional services firm. At Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Mr. Regan served as National Director of Data Center Services from 2004 to December 2010, National Director of Network Services from March 2002 to September 2004, and National Director of Infrastructure Delivery from September 1999 to March 2002. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, from September 1983 to March 1993, Mr. Regan worked as Principal Software Specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation, a computer hardware and software manufacturing firm. Mr. Regan's experience has included a broad spectrum of responsibilities from systems, networking and facilities infrastructure design, through implementation and operations, to sales and technical sales support. Mr. Regan led a team of technology and facilities infrastructure engineers and project managers through the execution of more than 26,000,000 sf. of real estate projects spanning renovations, restacks, retrofits, consolidations and new build outs of Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers technology and facilities infrastructure projects driving technology as a key business enabler to marketplace success. His extensive experience in the facilities space culminated with the achievement of building a state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified Mission Critical Facility commissioned in early 2010. The facility was recognized by Computer World and Network World as a key element in PricewaterhouseCoopers achieving the status as number one Green IT Organization worldwide. Mr. Regan is an expert in business continuity and disaster recovery having held the responsibility for PricewaterhouseCoopers Disaster Recovery program and achieving credentialed status as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). Mr. Regan has also gone on to achieve status as an Accredited Tiering Specialist (ATS) through the Uptime Institute. Mr. Regan holds multiple certificates in the technology infrastructure space having achieved ITIL certification and various systems designations through Digital Equipment Corporation, Research Triangle Institute and NCSU.
ALEX STACY – Chief Acquisitions Officer, Healthcare
Alex Stacy is the Chief Acquisitions Officer, Healthcare Division of Carter/Validus Advisors, LLC. Mr. Stacy has over 11 years of experience in real estate, finance, and development in the southeastern United States, specializing in healthcare and retail investment sales, leasing, acquisitions and development. Mr. Stacy was formerly the Senior Director of Corporate Real Estate and Construction for Novant, which included managing all leasing and development activities, advising market leaders on strategic real estate decisions, responsible for lease administration activities, led the property management team responsible for 3.3 million square feet, as well as a team responsible for $150 million sale/leaseback transaction. Prior to Novant, Mr. Stacy was Vice President of Contract and Government Sales for Drexel Heritage Furnishings where he advised in site selection and lease negotiations. Prior to 2005, Mr. Stacy was an Investment Associate for Edens & Avant, and Real Estate Services for Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T). Mr. Stacy received a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from Wofford College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business.
Our advisor has established an Investment Management Committee, which consists of Messrs. Carter, Seton, Garcia, Peterson and Winslow. The Investment Management Committee's primary function is to find, evaluate, present and recommend to our advisor's executive officers and to our board of directors, as applicable, investment opportunities.