Meet our board

Michael D. Fascitelli, Chairperson of the Board

Michael D. Fascitelli has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2017 and was appointed the Chairperson of the Board of Directors in May 2021. From January 2014 to November 2017, Mr. Fascitelli served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes and its predecessor. Since June 2013, Mr. Fascitelli has been the owner and principal of MDF Capital LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Fascitelli is also a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Imperial Companies, a real estate investment and development company. Mr. Fascitelli has served as member of the Board of Trustees of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) since 1996. He served as the President of Vornado Realty Trust from 1996 to April 2013, and its Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to April 2013. Mr. Fascitelli served as the President of Alexander’s Inc., a real estate investment trust and an affiliate of Vornado Realty Trust, from December 1996 to April 2013. Prior to joining Vornado Realty Trust in 1996, Mr. Fascitelli was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., an investment banking firm, in charge of its real estate practice since 1992. Mr. Fascitelli also serves as a Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADI), one of the largest international aggregators of rental streams underlying wireless sites through the acquisition and management of ground, tower, rooftop and in-building cell site leases, and as the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a Board member of Quadro Partners Inc. (formerly Cadre), a real estate technology company. He serves as a Board member of The Rockefeller University, Urban Land Institute and a former Board member of Child Mind Institute and the University of Rhode Island Foundation. He is currently a member of the University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees. Mr. Fascitelli is a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a past Chairman of the Wharton Real Estate Center where he served on the Executive Committee.

Dallas B. Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dallas B. Tanner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Invitation Homes and a member of the company’s Board of Directors since January 2019. As a founding member of Invitation Homes’ business, Mr. Tanner was at the forefront of creating the single-family rental industry. He initially served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from the company’s founding in April 2012 until January 2019, as well as Interim President from August 2018 to January 2019, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2019 to February 2023. Prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes in February 2017, he served on the Boards of the company’s predecessor entities. Mr. Tanner has 20 years of real estate experience through the establishment of numerous real estate platforms. In 2005, he founded Treehouse Group, for which he privately sourced funds for platform investments, including single-family homes, multifamily properties, manufactured housing, residential land, bridge financing and property management. In addition, he was a partner in a successful acquisition of First Scottsdale Bank of Arizona. Mr. Tanner currently serves as a board member of Roots Management, a manufactured housing platform with 40,000+ homes that operates in 22 states. He also is a member of the HOPE Global Board of Advisors, the Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Arizona State University Real Estate Advisory Board, and the Real Estate Roundtable. He is actively involved in American Indian Services and served as a missionary in the Netherlands and Belgium. 

Jana Cohen Barbe, Director

Jana Cohen Barbe has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2018. Ms. Barbe also serves as a Director of The Boler Company, a family enterprise with operations across the globe in manufacturing, real estate and other holdings, including Hendrickson International, the world’s largest producer and supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer suspensions and related components for the global transportation industry. Ms. Barbe has earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight for board members from NACD and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Barbe currently acts as a strategic business advisor to private equity firms and affordable and workforce housing matters. Earlier in her career, Ms. Barbe was a partner at Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, where for more than 25 years she advised many of the world's leading financial institutions and insurance companies on their affordable housing and community development investments and was instrumental in the creation and operation of some of the country’s most notable affordable housing portfolios.  Ms. Barbe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue of all breeds of horses.  She is a past Chairperson of the Board of Thresholds, Illinois' oldest and largest provider of housing and supportive services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses and remains a Life Director of Thresholds. Ms. Barbe is also an impassioned advocate for women. A trailblazer, she was the first woman appointed to the Dentons’ Global Board where she served as the only woman for six years, and the first Global Vice Chair appointed from the U.S. region. As such, Ms. Barbe effectuated groundbreaking and lasting change for women in the legal profession, as recognized by Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel magazines when they awarded her the 2019 Women, Influence & Power Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a past Chairperson of the Board of Advisors of Catalyst, Inc., the much acclaimed international women’s advocacy organization.

Richard D. Bronson, Director

Richard D. Bronson has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2014 to November 2017, Mr. Bronson served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes and its predecessor. Mr. Bronson has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development company, since 2000 and has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the U.S. Mr. Bronson currently serves on the Board and as a Lead Director and the Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) and was previously a director of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPH) and Mirage Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MRI). Additionally, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Starwood Real Estate Income Trust. He also previously served as President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts Inc., where he oversaw many of the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside Nevada, and was Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers, an association representing 50,000 industry professionals in more than 80 countries. Mr. Bronson currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Neurosurgery Department at UCLA Medical Center.

Jeffrey E. Kelter, Director

Jeffrey E. Kelter has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since November 2017. From January 2014 to November 2017, Mr. Kelter served on the Board of Starwood Waypoint Homes and its predecessor. Mr. Kelter is a Co-Founder and has been a Partner of KSH Capital since 2015. KSH Capital provides real estate entrepreneurs with capital and expertise to grow their platforms. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Kelter was the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of KTR Capital Partners, from 2005 to 2015, a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on industrial properties throughout North America. KTR Capital Partners and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) and Norges Bank Investment Management. Prior to founding KTR Capital Partners, from 1997 to 2004, Mr. Kelter was President, Chief Executive Officer and served on the Board of Trustees of Keystone Property Trust, an industrial real estate investment trust. Mr. Kelter founded the predecessor to Keystone Property Trust 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 Property Trust, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Square Properties, Inc., a real estate company which he founded in 1982. Mr. Kelter serves as Chairman of the Board or Directors of Bridger Aerospace (BAER), serves on the Northwell Health Cancer Institute Advisory Council, and he is a trustee of The Urban Land Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Kelter formerly served as a trustee at Westminster School and Trinity College, and formerly served on the Board of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) from 2015 to 2018.

Joseph D. Margolis, Director

Joseph D. Margolis has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since May 2020. Mr. Margolis is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE: EXR). He held this position since January 1, 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Extra Space Storage, Inc. from July 2015 until December 31, 2016. From 2011 until July 2015, he was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Penzance Properties, a vertically integrated owner, operator and developer of office and other properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Previously, Mr. Margolis was a co-founding partner of Arsenal Real Estate Funds, a private real estate investment management firm, from 2004 through 2011. Before forming Arsenal in 2004, from 1992 to 2004, Mr. Margolis held senior positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors in portfolio management, capital markets and as General Counsel. Before that, Mr. Margolis worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of America as in-house real estate counsel from 1988 through 1992, and as a real estate associate at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish from 1986 through 1988.

John B. Rhea, Director

John B. Rhea has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017 and, prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes, from October 2015 to January 2017, served on the Boards of our company’s predecessor entities. Since September 2020, Mr. Rhea has been a partner at Centerview Partners, an independent investment banking advisory firm. In March 2021, Mr. Rhea was elected to the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. Mr. Rhea served as Senior Advisor and President, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm, from June 2017 to September 2020. 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 affordable and market rate housing, public private partnerships, and acquisition and repositioning of commercial real estate in urban communities. Mr. Rhea previously 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, the largest public housing authority in North America. Prior to his service with 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 Red Cross Greater New York and University of Detroit Jesuit High School.

Janice L. Sears, Director

Janice L. Sears has served on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes since January 2017. Ms. Sears is also a member of the Board of Directors, Lead Independent Director, and Audit Chair of Sonder Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SOND), a leading next-generation hospitality company. She is also on the board of IQHQ, a privately held REIT that develops and owns biotech occupied real estate in the US and Europe. Ms. Sears previously served as independent director, Audit Chair of Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS), which owns multi-family rental properties, independent director, Board Chair of The Swig Company, an owner of large office properties, and independent director, Audit Chair of BioMed Realty Trust, a life-sciences owner, sold to Blackstone Real Estate in 2016. She also served as independent director and advisor to Helix RE, a real estate software startup. Prior to 2009, Ms. Sears held the position of Managing Director, Western Region Head in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities. Concurrently, as the San Francisco Market President for Bank of America, she managed a senior leadership team, deepening relationships with nonprofits and local governments. Prior to 1988, Ms. Sears was a Real Estate Economist at both Chemical Bank and Citicorp in New York. Ms. Sears’ activities have included G100, West Audit Committee Network, Nareit, The Urban Land Institute, NACD, WOB, and Athena Alliance. She is a frequent speaker including at both Harvard and Columbia Business Schools. Ms. Sears was named ‘Forever Influential’ by SF Business Times and inducted into the Allen Matkins Hall of Fame and gained annual recognition by Bisnow’s Bay Area Power Women, among other awards. Ms. Sears is active philanthropically both on boards and spending time in the community including with Compass Family Services, Meals on Wheels, tutoring at the Marina Middle School, and serving meals at St. Anthony’s.

Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, Director

Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa was elected to the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes in May 2023. Ms. Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa is a private investor and was Chief Executive Officer of Banco Itaú International, Miami, Florida, from April 2012 to December 2016. Prior to that time, she served as Executive Advisor to the Dean of the University of Miami School of Business from August 2011 to March 2012, Interim Dean of the University of Miami School of Business from January 2011 to July 2011, President of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management from July 2007 to December 2008, President and Chief Executive Officer of US Trust Company from early 2007 until June 2007, and President of US Trust Company from November 2005 until June 2007. She previously served in a variety of roles with Citigroup’s private banking business, including President of Latin America Private Banking, President of Europe Private Banking, and Head of International Trust Business. Ms. Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa also serves on the boards of Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE), and the Delaware Funds by Macquarie.

Keith D. Taylor, Director

Keith D. Taylor was elected to the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes in May 2023. Mr. Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a leading multinational digital infrastructure company. He has held this position since September 2005. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Taylor served in various roles at Equinix Inc., including Vice President, Finance, and Chief Accounting Officer. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Director of Finance and Administration of Equinix Inc. Prior to that, from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President, Finance, and Interim Chief Financial Officer at International Wireless Communications, an operator, owner and developer of wireless communications networks. Mr. Taylor is a member of the Board of Directors of Yumpingo Ltd., a U.K. company providing a next-generation hospitality customer experience management platform, and a member of the Board of Directors of Frozen Logistics, LLC, a leading cold storage and logistics provider, specializing in direct-to-consumer fulfillment of frozen goods. Mr. Taylor is a chartered public accountant.