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Mali RPCV Heather Goldman Joins Starwood Capital's Client Service Team

Mali RPCV Heather Goldman Joins Starwood Capital's Client Service Team

Ms. Goldman served more than three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Ms. Goldman serves as a Board of Director for University Settlement, a social services non-profit based in New York City, where she also Chairs the Development Committee.

Mali RPCV Heather Goldman Joins Starwood Capital's Client Service Team

Heather Goldman Joins Starwood Capital's Client Service Team
Thursday December 21, 8:30 am ET

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Capital Group, a leading real estate private investment fund, announced today that veteran industry executive Heather Goldman has joined the company as a Senior Vice President for Client Services and Fundraising. Ms. Goldman brings a broad and diverse background to her new position, having most recently headed up the global real estate practice at Korn/Ferry International. In her new role, Ms. Goldman will support Starwood's global operations, helping to manage the company's existing client relationships and attract new capital to support its rapidly expanding portfolio of assets. Ms. Goldman will be based out of the company's headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut.

"We are pleased to add someone of Heather's caliber to our talented client services team," said Jerome Silvey, Starwood's Chief Financial Officer. "It has been an extraordinarily active year for Starwood around the globe. Our continued growth both domestically and internationally has only reinforced the need to bring in executives with Heather's expertise and outstanding industry reputation. Her deep knowledge of the sector and experience managing important client relationships will help ensure that Starwood remains a leading investment fund for years to come."

"I am excited to join one of the industry's preeminent firms and to work alongside the brightest minds in the real estate investment business," Ms. Goldman said. "Starwood has developed an exceptional and deserved reputation in the market for its sound investment strategy and collection of prestigious assets. I'm honored to be a member of that team, helping support both the company's operations and protect its investors' interests."

Ms. Goldman was most recently Senior Client Partner and Global Sector Leader for Real Estate at Korn/Ferry International. Previously, Ms. Goldman spent five years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CapitalThinking, a real estate application software company. Ms. Goldman also has an eight-year background in investment and corporate banking, including at the Bank of Montreal where she was a Director in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Previously, Ms. Goldman served more than three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Ms. Goldman serves as a Board of Director for University Settlement, a social services non-profit based in New York City, where she also Chairs the Development Committee.

Starwood Capital Group

Starwood Capital Group has been a leader in real estate investments since 1991. Its international investor base includes some of the United States' largest state and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations and high-net worth families from around the world. During the past fifteen years, Starwood Capital and its affiliates have invested approximately $6 billion of equity capital in transactions representing over $30 billion of asset value. Starwood has closed and/or advised on over 215 transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $14.6 billion, and has acquired equity interests in residential and multifamily, hotels, office, retail and industrial space, golf and leisure-related properties. Starwood's most recent transactions include the $3.2 billion acquisition of Groupe Taittinger and Societe du Louvre, Europe's second largest hotel network with a unique collection of 14 luxury hotels in Europe, including France and Switzerland, in addition to managing over 800 budget hotels throughout Europe plus the approximately $1 billion acquisition of 32 Le Meridien luxury, four/five star hotels located primarily across Europe but also in North America, Africa and South America. Starwood has led the formation and growth of several market leading companies including iStar Financial, the leading publicly traded finance company specializing in commercial real estate mortgage, mezzanine and net lease financing; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a leading global owner/operator of hotels, with ownership of brands such as Sheraton, Westin, The St. Regis Luxury Collection and the "W"; and National Golf Properties/American Golf Corporation, the largest owner/operator of golf courses and related facilities in the U.S. Starwood Capital Group no longer owns an equity stake in either iStar Financial or Starwood Hotels.

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