Gabe Finke has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2019. Mr. Finke currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Ascentris, LLC, a real estate private equity firm he co-founded in July 2010. From July 2003 until November 2015, Mr. Finke was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Amstar Advisers, the previous name of Ascentris, and Amstar Group.
Prior to Ascentris, Mr. Finke was a Principal at The Carlyle Group from January 1999 until June 2003, and Senior Vice President of Prologis from July 1994 to December 1998, where he was head of European real estate development. Mr. Finke served on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board from July 2014 until June 2020. He also served as a Board Member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate from September 2005 to September 2007, and again from September 2011 to September 2013, and the Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni Association from August 2010 until August 2013, as well as a past Co-Chair of the annual Pension Real Estate Association Spring Conference in 2014, and a past member of Young Presidents Organization from November 2008 until June 2016.
Mr. Finke graduated with Highest Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994. We believe that Mr. Finke is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his strong background in management and entrepreneurship.