John B. Kessler serves as our President and Chief Operating Officer.
From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Kessler was a Managing Director in the credit business for Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG), where he focused on real estate. From 1993 to 2010, Mr. Kessler held various positions in real estate at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), including Global Chief Financial Officer for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate (“MSRE”) investing business and Managing Director. He also managed MSRE’s core equity funds and separate accounts business. Mr. Kessler is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Board of New York. Mr. Kessler received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Harvard College where he studied Engineering Sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.