Mr. Minami has been an independent director of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. since October 2015. Mr. Minami serves as Principal of Bill Casper Golf LLC, a position he has held since March 2012, and served as President of Billy Casper Golf LLC from 2003 until March 2012.
From 2001 to 2002, he served as President of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that was listed on the NYSE. In this capacity, Mr. Minami was responsible for the development, construction, acquisition and property management of over 22,000 high-rise apartments in five major U.S. markets. He resigned from this position after completing the transition and integration of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. from an independent public company to a division of Archstone-Smith Trust, an apartment company that was listed on the NYSE. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Minami worked as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. Prior to 1997, Mr. Minami served in various financial service capacities for numerous entities, including Ascent Entertainment Group, Comsat Corporation, Oxford Realty Services Corporation and Satellite Business Systems.
Mr. Minami also served as a director of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. from June 2014 through January 2017, and as a director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from September 2004 through January 2017.
Mr. Minami holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with honors, from Grinnell College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago.
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