Charles Garner is a Principal in the Investments Group at CIM and Chief Executive Officer of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCT). He is actively involved in the investment and asset management process across CIM’s platforms and serves on the Investment and Asset Management Committees. Prior to joining CIM Group in 2003, Mr. Garner worked with CIM in various capacities, beginning in 1996. His work included originating a partnership between Federal Realty Investment Trust and CIM and managing that relationship on behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust. Mr. Garner began his career as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held various positions with Federal Realty, Walker & Dunlop, and The Stout & Teague Companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.