Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm he formed in 1991. He is also chairman of Starwood Property Trust and chairman of the board of Societé du Louvre. Starwood′s funds have invested in more than 18,000 apartment units, more than 950 hotels, 17 million square feet of office properties, 13 million square feet of retail and 20,000 acres of land in residential subdivisions. The firm manages $12 billion of investor capital on behalf of its high-net-worth and institutional partners. Starwood Capital Group recently formed Starwood Energy Partners, focusing on energy investments. Starwood′s family of products includes Starwood Real Estate Securities hedge fund. Starwood also owns an interest in Troon Golf. From 1995 through early 2005, Sternlicht was chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., a company he founded in 1995. Sternlicht received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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