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.
Mr. Partridge joined the Company in October 2020 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Partridge was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Hutton, a private commercial real estate development and investment company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to Hutton, Mr. Partridge served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Agree Realty Corporation, a NYSE-traded net lease REIT, and prior to Agree, he was Vice President of Finance for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a NYSE-traded lodging REIT. Mr. Partridge received his MBA from Xavier University and a BBA in finance from Eastern Michigan University.
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 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.
Lisa M. Vorakoun
Ms. Vorakoun has served as the Company’s Vice President and Controller since July 2017. She joined the Company in 2013 as the Company’s Controller. As Controller, she manages the Company’s accounting and tax functions. She began her career at James Moore & Co., in Daytona Beach, Florida, a full service regional accounting and consulting firm where she managed audit clients in various industries. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Masters of Accounting from Florida State University. She is a member of the AICPA and FICPA.
Before rejoining CTO in January 2020, Mr. Ismail was with Jefferies’ REGAL (Real Estate Gaming and Lodging) Investment Banking Group, where Mr. Ismail worked on various Real Estate-Backed transactions. Mr. Ismail received his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (“UVA”). On behalf of UVA, Mr. Ismail regularly competed in invitation-only real estate case competitions alongside competitors from MBA programs at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. During his final year at UVA, Mr. Ismail coauthored two case studies on publicly-traded real estate companies covering IRC 1031, tax versus GAAP basis, contested proxies, and executive compensation.