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H. Patrick Hackett, Jr.


Mr. Hackett has been a director of the Company since December 2009. Mr. Hackett is the Chief Executive Officer of HHS Co., a privately-held real estate and investment company located in the Chicago area. He retired as Chief Executive Officer and President of RREEF Capital, Inc. and Principal of The RREEF Funds, a commercial real estate investment management firm. There, he supervised the capital markets, opportunistic and value-added areas of the firm while serving on its policy, compensation and investment committees for both its public securities and private investment businesses. During his career, Mr. Hackett also served in various management positions at JMB Realty Corporation, The First National Bank of Chicago and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., predecessor of KPMG. He also taught real estate finance at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, during which time he served on the real estate advisory boards of Kellogg and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. Hackett currently serves on the board of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) and Wintrust Bank and is a trustee of Northwestern University. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Management degrees from Northwestern University.