Michael Weil , Director and Executive Chairman

  • Founding partner of AR Global
  • Formerly, Mr. Weil served as Executive Vice President of AR Capital, where he supervised the origination of investment opportunities for all AR Capital-sponsored investment programs
  • Prior to the establishment of AR Capital, Mr. Weil served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing for American Financial Realty Trust (AFRT), where he was responsible for the disposition and leasing activity for an approximately 30 million square foot portfolio
  • Served as president of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (n/k/a ADISA)

Elizabeth Tuppeny , Lead Independent Director

  • Elizabeth Tuppeny has served as an independent director since March 2014, including as lead independent director since December 2014. In 2021, NYC outperformed the S&P 500 by over 6% and its NYC-focused peers by 24%. Ms. Tuppeny has also served as an independent director of Healthcare Trust, Inc. (“HTI”), a $2.6 billion publicly-registered real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring a diversified portfolio of healthcare real estate, with an emphasis on seniors housing and medical office buildings located in the United States, since January 2013, including as the chair of HTI’s nominating and corporate governance committee since January 2016. Ms. Tuppeny has also served as an independent director of Franklin BSP Realty Trust, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton and a real estate finance company focused on mortgage originations and acquisitions for a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt secured by properties located in the United States, since January 2013, including as its lead independent director since July 2016. Ms. Tuppeny also served as an independent director of American Realty Capital Trust IV, Inc. from May 2012 until January 2014.
  • Ms. Tuppeny is Chief Executive Officer of Domus, Inc., a full-service marketing communications agency she founded in 1993. She has over 30 years of experience in the branding and advertising industries and has driven business strategies for Fortune 500 companies, focused on maximizing return on investment with internal, external and brand advocacy marketing.
  • Ms. Tuppeny also founded EKT Development, LLC to pursue entertainment projects in publishing, feature film and education video games.
  • Ms. Tuppeny served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Council, a public-private development organization, for three-plus years where she evaluated and approved over 500- industrial and commercial real estate transactions totaling over $1 billion that helped to attract jobs to Philadelphia, including Citizen’s Bank Park and The Navy Yard.
  • Ms. Tuppeny has served on the boards of directors and advisory committees for the Arthur Ashe Foundation, Avenue of the Arts, Drexel Medical School, Philadelphia International Tourism Cabinet, Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Penn Relays and the Police Athletic League. Ms. Tuppeny was the recipient of the prestigious national Stevie Award as the nation’s top woman entrepreneur in 2004, outperforming 13,000 entrants, and was named as a “Top Woman in Philadelphia Business” in 1996, one of the “Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania” in 2004 and as the “Businessperson of the Year” in 2003 by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ms. Tuppeny has expertise in world-class governance best practices from her certifications from Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership program, Making Corporate Boards More Effective; the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Master Class, MIT’s Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy, EY’s Center for Board Matters and is currently completing Leverage Diversity and Inclusion for Organizational Excellence at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
  • Ms. Tuppeny has taught at Temple University, taught post-graduate students Strategic Positioning and Branding at New York University, and has guest-lectured on the same topic at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Annenberg School of Communications. Ms. Tuppeny was inaugurated into the University of Pennsylvania’s Senior Honor Society and is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sports Hall of Fame, where she held five all-time school records.
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Louis DiPalma, Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman

  • Mr. DiPalma, age 61, is a member of the Rhode Island State Senate, to which he was first elected in 2008. During his tenure in the Rhode Island State Senate, Mr. DiPalma has served as the chair of the Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight, first vice chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and as a member of the Senate Committee on Education.
  • Mr. DiPalma is the Undersea Systems Chief Engineer at Raytheon Technologies Corporation where he has been employed since 1983 and has led teams of over one thousand engineers on engineering efforts associated with technical project planning, including budgeting, scheduling, fiscal analysis and reporting.
  • Mr. DiPalma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in 1983 and a Masters in Computer Science from Brown University in 1989.

Abby Wenzel , Independent Director

  • Ms. Wenzel was a member of the law firm of Cozen O’Conner, resident in the New York Office from April 2009 until her retirement in June 2019. Ms. Wenzel practiced in in the Real Estate Group and capital markets practice area, focusing on capital markets, finance and sale leaseback transactions
  • Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Ms. Wenzel was a partner with Wolf Block, LLP, managing partner of its New York office and chair of its structured finance practice from October 1999 until April 2009