Trustees

Michael L. Ashner
Elected 2004

Mr. Ashner has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust, since 2004.  Winthrop Realty Trust currently owns/controls/manages a portfolio of approximately $2.4 billion of real estate and real estate related assets.  In addition, Mr. Ashner has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop Realty Partners, L.P., a vertically integrated property management firm, since 1996. Mr. Ashner has acquired over $12 billion of real estate, including 85,000 apartment units, 50 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial assets and 1,000 hotel rooms. Winthrop Realty Partners has managed more than 500 limited partnerships, of which in excess of 50 were publicly reporting with over 100,000 investors, as well as five publicly traded REITS.

Mr. Ashner served as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shelbourne Properties a group of three publically traded real estate investment trusts, from 2002 until their liquidation in 2004. In addition, he was the Chairman and CEO of Newkirk Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust, from its formation through its merger with Lexington Realty Trust in January 2007. Thereafter, he served as Executive Chairman of Lexington Realty Trust following its merger with Newkirk Realty Trust from 2007 through 2008. Prior to 1996, Mr. Ashner was President and Chief Executive Officer of National Property Investors.

Mr. Ashner currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and the Advisory Board of the Cornell University Program in Real Estate.  He is also a Trustee of the Jaffa Institute a charitable institution that develops day and boarding schools in the State of Israel.  In addition, he is a Trustee of the National World War II Museum located in New Orleans.

Mr. Ashner holds an AB from Cornell University and a JD from the University of Miami. He resides in Cove Neck, New York.


Howard Goldberg
Elected 2003

Mr. Goldberg has been a private investor and has provided consulting services to start-up companies since 1999. Mr. Goldberg presently serves as a part-time consultant to Laser Lock Technologies, Inc., a company in the security and advertising business, performing duties consistent with that of a chief operating officer. Mr. Goldberg also sits on the Advisory Board of WinWin, a company specializing in foreign charitable lotteries. From 1994 through 1998, Mr. Goldberg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Player's International, a public company in the gaming business, prior to its being sold to Harrah's Entertainment Inc. In addition, from 1995 to 2000, Mr. Goldberg served on the board of directors of Imall Inc., a public company that provided on-line shopping and which was ultimately sold to Excite-at-Home. Mr. Goldberg has a law degree from New York University and was previously the managing partner of a large New Jersey law firm. Mr. Goldberg was a director and served on the audit committee of the Shelbourne Entities.


Carolyn Tiffany
Elected 2009

Ms. Tiffany has been President of Winthrop REIT and Winthrop since January 2009. Ms. Tiffany previously served as Winthrop's Chief Operating Officer and Secretary from January 8, 2004 to January 31, 2007. From February 2007 through March 2008 Ms. Tiffany served as a principal and the Chief Operating Officer for High Street Equity Advisors, a private equity real estate firm. From April 2008 to December 31, 2008, Ms. Tiffany was a private investor. In addition, Ms. Tiffany served as the Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Newkirk Realty Trust Inc. and its predecessor entities from 1996 to December 31, 2006, and previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Shelbourne Properties, I, II and III. Ms. Tiffany was also a certified public accountant with the firm Kenneth Leventhal & Co. Ms. Tiffany holds a BA from Emanuel College.