Mr. Saltzman has served as a director of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) since February 2017. Mr. Saltzman is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Colony NorthStar, Inc., having previously held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Colony Capital, Inc., the predecessor to Colony NorthStar. Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2003, Mr. Saltzman spent 24 years in the investment banking business primarily specializing in real estate-related businesses and investments.
Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch's investment banking division. As a member of the investment banking operating committee, he oversaw the firm's global real estate, hospitality and restaurant businesses. Previously, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking and had responsibility for Merrill Lynch's Global Leveraged Finance business. Mr. Saltzman was also responsible for various real estate-related principal investments, including the Zell/Merrill Lynch series of funds which acquired more than $3.0 billion of commercial real estate assets and where he was a member of the investment committee.
Mr. Saltzman serves on the Board of Directors of Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) and served on the Board of Trustees of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR) from January 2016 to June 2017. Previously, he was also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), on the board of directors of the Real Estate Roundtable and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute, Treasurer of the Pension Real Estate Association, a Director of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and a past Chairman of the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee of the National Realty Committee.
Mr. Saltzman received his Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1977 and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979.
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