W. Edward Walter
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Walter is our President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined our Company in 1996 as Senior Vice President for Acquisitions, and was elected Treasurer in 1998, Executive Vice President in 2000, Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He became our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2007. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Walter was a partner with Trammell Crow Residential Company and the President of Bailey Capital Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and is a member of its Audit Committee and Investment and Finance Committee. He is Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation, is on the board of the Friendship Public Charter School, the largest charter school system in the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Executive Board and serves as First Vice Chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.