Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Members

Bryce Blair
Chairman of the board
Bryce Blair is the Chairman of the board of directors of Invitation Homes. Mr. Blair has served on the boards of directors of Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. since September 2013 and as Executive Chairman thereof since November 2014, and joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Blair also serves as the Chairman of the board of Pulte Homes, one of the largest home builders in the U.S. Additionally, he serves on the board of Regency Centers, one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the U.S., where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Blair also serves on the Advisory Board of the MIT Center for Real Estate, the Advisory Board of the Boston College Center for Real Estate and Urban Action and the Advisory Board of Home Start, a non-profit focused on ending homelessness in the greater Boston area. Mr. Blair is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AvalonBay Communities, a REIT focused on the development, acquisition and management of multifamily apartments throughout the United States, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2012 and Chairman from 2002 through 2013. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, he had previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of Development, Acquisitions and Construction. Prior to the formation of Avalon Properties in 1993, Mr. Blair was a Partner with Trammell Crow Residential. Mr. Blair also previously served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Co. and previously served as a part time faculty member at Boston College. Mr. Blair is the past chairman of NAREIT, where he also served on the Executive Committee and on the Board of Governors. He is a past member of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”), where he served as a Trustee and was past chairman of the Multi-Family Council. Mr. Blair is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization and a former member of the World Presidents Organization.

Frederick C. Tuomi
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Frederick C. Tuomi serves as the Chief Executive Officer and director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Tuomi has been the Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SFR”) since January 2016 and has served as a trustee of SFR since March 2017. Mr. Tuomi served as co-president of Colony American Homes, Inc. (“CAH”) from March 2015 and chief operating officer from July 2013 until the closing of the internalization of SWAY Management LLC, SFR’s previous external manager, and SFR’s merger with CAH. He was responsible for setting CAH’s strategic direction and leading the operations of CAH’s single-family rental operations including construction/renovations, marketing, leasing, property management, asset management, human resources and information technology. Prior to joining CAH, Mr. Tuomi was executive vice president and president—property management for Equity Residential, which he joined in 1994. He led the development of Equity Residential’s property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion to become the largest multi-family REIT in the United States, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform. Prior to Equity Residential, he was president of Residential Asset Management Group, a subsidiary of Post Properties. Throughout his 35-year career, he has served on numerous multi-family industry boards and executive committees, including the National Multi-Housing Council, California Housing Council, California Apartment Association and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Since September 2014, Mr. Tuomi also serves as a director and on the Audit and Compensation Committees of Tejon Ranch Co., a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. Mr. Tuomi serves on the board of directors and as treasurer of the National Rental Housing Council.
Richard D. Bronson
Director
Richard D. Bronson serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Bronson has served as an independent trustee of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SFR”) since January 2016. He served as a member of the board of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SFR’s predecessor company, from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Bronson has been the chief executive officer of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development company, based in Beverly Hills, California since 2000. Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the United States. Mr. Bronson serves as a director of Starwood Property Trust and previously was a director of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. and Mirage Resorts. He was president of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw many of the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside Nevada. Mr. Bronson is on the board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center. He is a member of the Western Real Estate Business Editorial Board. Mr. Bronson has also served as vice president of the International Council of Shopping Centers, an association representing 50,000 industry professionals in more than 80 countries.
Michael D. Fascitelli
Director
Michael D. Fascitelli serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Fascitelli has served as an independent trustee of Starwood Waypoint Homes ("SFR") since January 2016. Mr. Fascitelli was a member of the Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SFR’s predecessor company, board from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Fascitelli has been a managing member of MDF Capital LLC, an investment firm, since April 2013. Mr. Fascitelli has served as a member of the board of trustees of Vornado Realty Trust, an NYSE-listed REIT, since December 1996. He served as Vornado Realty Trust’s president since December 1996 and as its chief executive officer since May 2009 until his resignation from both positions effective April 15, 2013. From December 1992 to December 1996, Mr. Fascitelli was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in charge of its real estate practice and was a vice president prior thereto. From 2004 until 2013 he also served as a director of Toys “R” Us, Inc. In addition, from August 2005 through June 2008, Mr. Fascitelli was a member of the board of trustees of GMH Communities Trust, a REIT.
Jonathan D. Gray
Director
Jonathan D. Gray serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Gray has served on the boards of directors of Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. since October 2012 and joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Gray has served as global head of real estate for Blackstone since January 2012 and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone since February 2012. He also sits on Blackstone’s management committee. Prior to being named global head of real estate at Blackstone, Mr. Gray served as global co-head of real estate from January 2005 to December 2011. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest private equity real estate platform in the world with $102 billion in investor capital under management as of December 31, 2016. He currently serves as chairman of the board and a director of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and as a director of Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas). He also serves on board of Trinity School and Harlem Village Academies. He previously served as a board member of Brixmor Property Group Inc. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, have established the Basser Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused breast and ovarian cancers.
Robert G. Harper
Director
Robert G. Harper serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Harper joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Harper currently serves as the head of U.S. asset management for Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Harper has been involved in analyzing Blackstone’s real estate equity and debt investments in all property types. Mr. Harper has previously worked for Blackstone in Los Angeles and London, where he served as Head of Europe for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies business. Mr. Harper also currently serves as a director of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. following its spin-off from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Harper worked for Morgan Stanley’s real estate private equity group in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Jeffrey E. Kelter
Director
Jeffrey E. Kelter serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Kelter has served as an independent trustee of Starwood Waypoint Homes ("SFR") since January 2016. Mr. Kelter was a member of the Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SFR's predecessor company, board from January 2014 to January 2016. Mr. Kelter is a partner of KSH Capital. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Kelter was the founding partner and chief executive officer of KTR Capital Partners (“KTR”), a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Kelter was president and chief executive officer and a trustee of Keystone Property Trust (“Keystone”), an industrial REIT. Mr. Kelter founded the predecessor to Keystone in 1982, and took the company public in 1997, where he and the management team directed its operations until its sale in 2004. Prior to forming Keystone, he served as president and chief executive officer of Penn Square Properties, Inc. (“Penn Square”) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a real estate company which he founded in 1982. Mr. Kelter serves on the Board of Directors of Gramercy Property Trust, and he is a trustee of The Urban Land Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Westminster School, and Trinity College.
John B. Rhea
Director
John B. Rhea serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Rhea has served on the boards of directors of Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. since October 2015 and joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Rhea is President, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm. Mr. Rhea is also Managing Partner of RHEAL Capital Management, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm he founded in March 2014, specializing in multifamily rental housing and mixed-use projects. Mr. Rhea served as a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, a worldwide management consulting firm from July 2014 to September 2017. From May 2009 to January 2014, Mr. Rhea was a senior appointee of Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority. Prior to the Bloomberg Administration, Mr. Rhea was Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer and Retail investment banking at Barclays Capital (and its predecessor firm Lehman Brothers) from May 2005 to April 2009. Previously, Mr. Rhea served as Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from May 1997 to April 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rhea worked at PepsiCo, Inc. and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Rhea has served on and chaired several non-profit boards and is currently a director of Wesleyan University, Red Cross Greater New York and University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
Janice L. Sears
Director
Janice L. Sears serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Ms. Sears joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Ms. Sears serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Essex Property Trust Inc., a fully integrated REIT, and as the Board Chair of The Swig Company, a corporate owner of office properties nationwide. Previously, Ms. Sears served as a Director and as the Audit Committee Chair of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. and held the position of Managing Director, Western Region Head in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities. She was concurrently the San Francisco Market President for Bank of America. Prior to 1999, Ms. Sears was Head of Client Management for Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group in California, where she oversaw client relationships with REITs, homebuilders and opportunity funds. Prior to 1988, Ms. Sears was a Real Estate Economist at both Chemical Bank and Citicorp in New York. Her professional activities have included the NAREIT, ULI and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Sears is the Past President and Past Treasurer of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Charity League and most recently sat on the boards of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the San Francisco Economic Development Council and Leadership San Francisco. She acts as an advisor to the Audit Committee of the education non-profit San Francisco Art Institute.
William J. Stein
Director
William J. Stein serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Stein has served on the boards of directors of Invitation Homes L.P., Preeminent Holdings Inc., Invitation Homes 3 L.P., Invitation Homes 4 L.P., Invitation Homes 5 L.P. and Invitation Homes 6 L.P. since October 2012 and joined the Invitation Homes board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Stein has been a senior managing director of Blackstone since January 2006 and serves as global co-head of asset management in Blackstone’s real estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has been involved in the direct asset management and asset management oversight of Blackstone’s global real estate assets. Mr. Stein also serves as a director of Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), where he serves on the audit committee. He previously served as a board member of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Extended Stay America, Inc., La Quinta Holdings Inc. and Brixmor Property Group Inc. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stein was a Vice President at Heitman Real Estate Advisors and JMB Realty Corp.
Barry S. Sternlicht
Director
Barry S. Sternlicht serves as a director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Sternlicht has served as one of the two Co-Chairmen of the Starwood Waypoint Homes ("SFR") board of trustees since January 2016. From 2012 until January 2016, he served as the chairman of the board of trustees of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, SFR's predecessor company. Mr. Sternlicht has been the president and chief executive officer of Starwood Capital since its formation in 1991. Over the past 26 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of more than $84 billion. He was the Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood Hotels”), a NYSE-listed company, from September 1997 to May 2005 and the chief executive officer of Starwood Hotels from January 1999 to October 2004. He has been the chairman of the board of directors and the chief executive officer of Starwood Property Trust since its inception in 2009. Since January 2013, Mr. Sternlicht has served as chairman of the board of TRI Pointe Homes, a position he resigned on March 27, 2017. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of Baccarat, S.A. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Sternlicht served as a director of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. Mr. Sternlicht is a former Trustee of Brown University on whose Board he served for 12 years. He is also on the boards of The Robin Hood Foundation, the Real Estate Roundtable, the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute.