Stuart A. McFarland Photo

Mr. McFarland has served as a member of our Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Audit Committee since October 2014. Mr. McFarland is a Managing Partner of Federal City Capital Advisors, LLC, where he has worked since 1997. Mr. McFarland was Chairman of Federal City Bancorp, Inc. from 2005- 2007 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Pedestal Inc., an internet secondary mortgage market trading exchange, from 1997 - 2001. Mr. McFarland was Executive Vice President and General Manager of GE Capital Mortgage Services and President and CEO of GE Capital Asset Management Corporation from 1990 to 1995. Prior to GE Capital, Mr. McFarland was President and CEO of Skyline Financial Services Corp. from 1988 – 1990. Before joining Skyline, Mr. McFarland was President and CEO of National Permanent Federal Savings Bank in Washington, D.C. from 1986 – 1987. From 1981−1986, Mr. McFarland was Executive Vice President—Operations and Chief Financial Officer with Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association). From 1972 to 1981, he was President and Director of Ticor Mortgage Insurance Company in Los Angeles, California. Mr. McFarland has served as director of Newcastle since October 2002 and as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and compensation committee of its board of directors since November 2002. Mr. McFarland was a director of Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC (the predecessor of Newcastle) from May 1998 until October 2002. Mr. McFarland serves as a Director of the Brookfield Investment Funds and the New America High Income Fund, Inc. and as a member of the audit committee of each company. From 2003–2013, Mr. McFarland served as a Director and the Lead Independent Director of the Brandywine Funds. Mr. McFarland also serves as a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Housing Policy and is a member of the Trustees Council of The National Building Museum.