Wednesday, March 14, 2012

American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.

William M. Kahane
Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Kahane currently serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Beginning with its formation in August 2007, Bill was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, focusing on the construction, capitalization and management of the Company's real estate portfolio. Mr. Kahane also recently served as the President, COO and a Director of American Realty Capital Properties (ticker: ARCP), a NASDAQ publicly traded REIT. He has held COO and Board positions for a number of the publicly registered, non-traded investments currently sponsored by American Realty Capital, where Mr. Kahane is currently a principal. Mr. Kahane has been active in the structuring and financial management of commercial real estate investments for over 35 years. He began his career in 1974 as a real estate lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors. From 1981 to 1992, Mr. Kahane was in the investment banking department of Morgan Stanley, specializing in real estate; he became a managing director in 1989. From 1997 until 2005, Mr. Kahane was on the Board of Directors of Catellus Development Corp (NYSE ticker: CDX), serving as non-executive chairman from 1999 to 2001. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Kahane was a trustee at American Financial Realty Trust (AFRT), during which time Bill served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of AFRT’s Board of Trustees. AFRT was a publicly traded REIT that grew to an enterprise value of $5.5 billion, focused exclusively on offices, operation centers, bank branches, and other operating real estate assets that were net leased to tenants in the financial services industry. Mr. Kahane also serves as a member of the investment committee at Aetos Capital Asia Advisors, a $3 billion series of opportunistic funds targeting assets primarily in Japan and China; he has done so since 2008. Mr. Kahane received a B.A. from Occidental College, a J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles Law School, and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was a Mason Smith Fellow and received a Japan Foundation Grant. Mr. Kahane serves as a trustee of Occidental College and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El in New York City.