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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

John P. Albright
John P. Albright
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
John P. Albright John P. Albright, 54, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our formation in August 2019. Mr. Albright has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CTO since August 1, 2011 and as a director of CTO since 2012. Prior to joining CTO, Mr. Albright was the Co-Head and Managing Director of Archon Capital, a Goldman Sachs Company located in Irving, Texas. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director, Merchant Banking-Investment Management for Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Albright was Managing Director and Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded REIT based in Fort Worth, Texas. We believe that Mr. Albright’s experience involving various aspects of investment, lending and development of commercial properties, as well as real estate investment banking, brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
Mark E. Patten
Mark E. Patten
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mark E. Patten Mark E. Patten has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since our formation in August 2019. Mr. Patten has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CTO since April 16, 2012. Mr. Patten also previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Legacy Healthcare Properties Trust Inc. and held the same positions with Simply Self Storage. Mr. Patten served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a public non-traded lodging REIT, from January 2004 until the sale of the company in April 2007. Mr. Patten began his career at KPMG where he spent twelve years and was elected into the partnership in 1997.
Steven R. Greathouse
Steven R. Greathouse
Senior Vice President, Investments
Steven R. Greathouse Steven R. Greathouse has served as our Senior Vice President, Investments since our formation in August 2019. Mr. Greathouse has served as Senior Vice President, Investments of CTO since January 3, 2012. Mr. Greathouse most recently served as the Director of Finance at N3 Real Estate, a single-tenant triple net property developer. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate, Merchant Banking-Investment Management for Morgan Stanley and Crescent Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded REIT based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Daniel E. Smith
Daniel E. Smith
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Daniel E. Smith Daniel E. Smith has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since our formation in August 2019. Mr. Smith has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CTO since October 22, 2014. Mr. Smith most recently served as Vice President-Hospitality and Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Crescent Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded REIT based in Fort Worth, Texas, where he held several positions in the legal department, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Board of Directors

Andrew C. Richardson
Andrew C. Richardson
Chairman of the Board
Andrew C. Richardson Andrew C. Richardson, 53, is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Waypoint Real Estate Investments, a private real estate investment firm focused on the U.S. residential sector. He has held this position since May 2019. Previously, Mr. Richardson served as the Chief Financial Officer and President of Land and Development of iStar, Inc., an NYSE-listed REIT, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Safehold Inc., an NYSE-listed ground lease REIT that is externally managed by iStar, from March 2018 to May 2019. Mr. Richardson also served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation, an NYSE-listed company that owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S., from 2011 to 2016 and as the Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., an NYSE-listed real estate finance company, from 2006 to 2011. Prior to NorthStar, Mr. Richardson served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets at iStar from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Richardson holds a B.B.A. in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. We believe Mr. Richardson’s extensive public company experience in the real estate finance and land development sectors brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
John P. Albright
John P. Albright
John P. Albright John P. Albright, 54, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our formation in August 2019. Mr. Albright has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CTO since August 1, 2011 and as a director of CTO since 2012. Prior to joining CTO, Mr. Albright was the Co-Head and Managing Director of Archon Capital, a Goldman Sachs Company located in Irving, Texas. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director, Merchant Banking-Investment Management for Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Albright was Managing Director and Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded REIT based in Fort Worth, Texas. We believe that Mr. Albright’s experience involving various aspects of investment, lending and development of commercial properties, as well as real estate investment banking, brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
Mark O. Decker Jr.
Mark O. Decker Jr.
Mark O. Decker Jr. Mark O. Decker, Jr., 43, is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and a member of the board of trustees of Investors Real Estate Trust, an NYSE-listed REIT focused on the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of apartment communities. He has served in this capacity since April 2017. From August 2016 to April 2017, he served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Investors Real Estate Trust. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Decker served as Managing Director and U.S. Group Head of Real Estate Investment and Corporate Banking at BMO Capital Markets, the North American-based investment banking subsidiary of the Canadian Bank of Montreal. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director with Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., a brokerage firm and investment banking business, from February 2011 to September 2011, and worked with Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, an employee-owned international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, from 2004 to 2011, where he last served as Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking. Mr. Decker received a B.A. in history from the College of William & Mary. We believe that Mr. Decker’s experience including, capital markets and strategic planning, familiarity with the various real estate markets in which the Company operates and extensive contacts through his years in the real estate investment banking, brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
M. Carson Good
M. Carson Good
M. Carson Good M. Carson Good, 58, is currently the President of Good Capital Group, a private real estate investment company that structures and provides capital to operators and makes direct investments in assets in Florida. He has served in this capacity since 1989. From 2010 to 2019 Mr. Good also served as Managing Director and Florida Broker of Record for Jones Lang LaSalle, a Fortune 500 global real estate services company. Mr. Good has spent 30 years in commercial real estate, developing, operating, managing and brokering NNN buildings, shopping centers and mixed-use projects. Mr. Good has overseen human resources, property management accounting and complex recapitalizations. Mr. Good serves as the Vice Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which operates a $600 million a year budget and is now building a $4 billion expansion to the main airport. Mr. Good also serves on the board of directors of the University of Florida’s real estate school, has served as Chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission, and has been honored by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to serve on both his Inauguration and Economic Transition Committees. Mr. Good received undergraduate degrees in English literature and business administration from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Rollins College. We believe Mr. Good’s experience involving real estate operating, managing and financing, brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
Jeffrey S. Yarckin
Jeffrey S. Yarckin
Jeffrey S. Yarckin Jeffrey S. Yarckin, 57, is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of TriGate Capital, LLC, a real estate private equity firm. He has served in this capacity since 2007. Previously, Mr. Yarckin served as Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX Capital Markets, LLC, the proprietary trading, investment and asset management arm of ORIX USA Corporation, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Yarckin also served in various capacities at Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm that invests opportunistically worldwide in real estate equity and credit, from 1993 to 2003. Mr. Yarckin received a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. We believe Mr. Yarckin’s experience in real estate investing, as well as his real estate private equity experience and relationships within the real estate industry, brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.