Mr. Hugh G. Hilton

Hugh Hilton is a Founding Partner of A&M CapRE. He is a member of the firm’s Board and sits on its Investment Committee.  As an A&M veteran with a rare combination of corporate turnaround and restructuring, commercial real estate restructuring, and private equity real estate investment and asset management experiences, Mr. Hilton brings a unique perspective to the firm.

Prior to joining A&M in 1992, Mr. Hilton enjoyed a 15+ year career in real estate working primarily in a principal capacity on behalf of public and private U.S.-based pension funds and international investors. During this period, Mr. Hilton served in a number of senior executive roles, including:  CEO of Trinity Pacific Real Estate Services; President of Karsten Institutional Realty Advisors (a subsidiary of First Interstate Bancorp); and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for BankAmerica Investment Real Estate.  Hilton began his real estate career in Associate positions at Jones, Lang, Wooton (now JLL) and Coopers and Lybrand National Real Estate Group (now part of PWC).

In total, Mr. Hilton has worked as a principal or in a key advisory role on over 50 real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $5.5 billion;

Hilton has been involved with office, medical office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hospitality, gaming, mixed-use, master-planned communities and golf courses, including single assets and portfolios of assets, in various stages of completion, sell-through, or lease-up.

Since joining A&M in 1992, Mr. Hilton has been involved in 28 corporate restructuring, turnaround and performance engagements at a wide variety of public and private middle-market companies — both in and out-of court — on behalf of debtor, creditor and private equity clients. Twelve of those engagements required Mr. Hilton to fill interim senior management roles, including Chairman, CEO, President, and/or Chief Restructuring Officer.  Hilton’s corporate restructuring experience spans real estate, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, mass merchandising and specialty retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industry sectors.  Selected restructuring engagements involving significant real estate components include:

Chief Restructuring Officer for a $3.4 billion portfolio of multi-family, low-income housing communities;

Chief Restructuring Officer on the $1.4 billion restructuring of a major Las Vegas resort and casino;

Director of Real Estate for a 300+ store chain of discount drugstores;

CEO of a national restaurant holding company with over 160 units;

Interim CEO of a 2000+ room hotel and casino in Reno, Nevada;

CEO of Affiliated Medical Enterprises, an acute care hospital chain; and

Real Estate Director for southwest based hospital chain.

Hilton received a BBA in business administration (with high distinction; James B. Angell Scholar) and an MBA (with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma) – both from the University of Michigan. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado, with a concentration in real property law.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and the Colorado Bar Association.

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Mr. Craig Walters

Joined Northam in 1997 as Senior Vice President after 8 years at Markborough Properties and has been involved in the successful acquisition, operation and disposition of approximately $6 billion in assets during that time.

Responsible for Asset Value optimization of Northam’s portfolio with Asset Management, Acquisitions, Leasing, Property Management and Finance reporting to him.

Manages all joint venture relationships throughout the portfolio.

Oversees property development initiatives and partnerships.

Spends time mentoring senior staff and nurturing relationships at Northam to foster a work environment that is open, communicative and respectful.

Undergraduate degree from University of Western Ontario in 1985 and MBA from Schulich School of Business in 1988.

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Ms. Beverley Flynn

Ms. Beverley G. Flynn is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Morguard Corporation and its group of companies.  Morguard is a fully integrated real estate organization that owns, manages and invests in high-quality, well-located, geographically diversified assets across North America with total assets owned and under management valued at $21.2 billion.  Morguard has built its business with strong leadership and a proven management platform that generates substantial, risk-adjusted returns – and significant long-term growth.

Beverley has more than 15 years of experience in public markets, corporate securities law and commercial real estate law, including purchase, sale, financing and development.  In addition to transactional and business activity, she leads corporate governance and compliance activities at Morguard and is at the forefront of regulatory changes and corporate-wide policy implementations.

Beverley is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Osgoode Hall Law School (York University). She has been honoured by The Legal 500 GC Powerlist and is a recipient of the Osgoode Hall Alumni Gold Key Award and the Global Counsel Award (General Commercial) (Association of Corporate Counsel). She is currently serving as a director on the board of Soulpepper Theatre and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.”

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Mr. David A. Helfand

David Helfand serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and manages commercial office properties in the United States. David is also a member of the company’s board of directors. As of June 30, 2019, Equity Commonwealth owns 7 properties totaling 2.5 million square feet and has $3.2 billion of cash.

David also serves as Co-President of Equity Group Investments, a private investment firm, since January 2012. Prior to rejoining Equity Group Investments, David was Founder and President of Helix Funds LLC, a private real estate investment management company, where he oversaw the acquisition, management and disposition of more than $2.2 billion of real estate assets. While at Helix Funds, he also served as Chief Executive Officer for American Residential Communities LLC, a Helix Funds portfolio company.

Before founding Helix, David served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Equity Office Properties Trust, the largest REIT in the U.S. at the time, where he led approximately $12 billion of mergers and acquisitions activity. Prior to Equity Office, David served as a Managing Director and participated in the formation of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. He also held the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., a manufactured home community and resort REIT, and served as Chairman of the board’s audit committee. His earlier career included investment activity in a variety of asset classes, including retail, office, parking, and multifamily.

David holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Northwestern University. David serves as a Director on the boards of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and The Ounce of Prevention, and as a Commissioner for the Chicago Park District. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School, and the Board of Visitors at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.


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