Independent DirectorMr. Thomas E. Robinson is an Independent Director of the Company since January 21, 1994. He is the Senior Advisor of Stifel, Nicolaus Company, a financial services firm, since March 2009. Managing Director of Stifel, Nicolaus Company from June 1997 to March 2009. Director, President and Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc. Mr. Robinson has also been a directortrustee of First Potomoc Realty Trust since July, 2013, and a Director of Essex Property Trust, Inc. since April 2014 following its merger with BRE Properties. He served as a Director of BRE from July 2007 until closing the transaction with Essex in April 2014. He was a trustee of CenterPoint Properties Trust from December 1993 until the trust was acquired in March 2006 and is a former member of the board of governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts . In November 2009, NAREIT selected him to receive its Industry Achievement Award for his wisdom, expertise and service to the REIT industry
Age: 68 Director Since 1994Robinson has over 23 years of experience on our Board and extensive knowledge of our Company. As an investment banker and investment advisor, Mr. Robinson possesses significant expertise in the operation of capital markets and the evaluation of investment opportunities. His service on audit committees of two other public real estate companies and as a President and Chief Financial Officer of a public real estate company give him extensive audit knowledge and experience in audit and financial controlrelated matters.