Mr. Hunt joined Westminster Capital as Chief Financial Officer in January, 2012 and was promoted to his current position in January, 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, he was Managing Principal of Newport Advisors, a real estate advisory services firm that he founded. Mr. Hunt has over 10 years of REIT experience including serving for seven years as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Trustee of Great Lakes REIT, a publicly traded (NYSE) company that was sold in 2004 to a private equity firm. He subsequently was Executive Director-Joint Venture Management at First Industrial Realty Trust. Prior to Great Lakes REIT, Mr. Hunt had a 14 year career at LaSalle Investment Management, one of the world’s leading managers of private and public property equity investments, where he served as a Managing Director in a variety of development, asset management, and portfolio management positions. He began his business career as a loan officer at BMO Harris Bank in the commercial lending department. Mr. Hunt is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Life Care Companies LLC, one of the largest senior living operators in the U.S. He has a BS from Northwestern University and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.