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Howard A. Silver
Independent Director and Audit Chair
Howard A. Silver is an Independent Director and the chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of CCIT III. From 1998 until 2007, Mr. Silver served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly listed hospitality REIT on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Silver also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Equity Inns from 1994 to 2004. Prior to joining Equity Inns, Mr. Silver was employed by Ernst & Young LLP from 1987 to 1992 and by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP from 1978 to 1986, both global accounting firms. Mr. Silver has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Education Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly listed collegiate housing REIT, since 2010 and currently serves as its lead Independent Director. Mr. Silver has also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jernigan Capital, Inc., a publicly listed mortgage REIT focused on lending to self-storage facilities, since April 2015. From January 2014 until the sale of the company in January 2016, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc., a publicly registered, non-listed multifamily REIT, and, from its inception in 2004 through the sale of the company in November 2013, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapLease, Inc., a publicly listed net lease REIT. From 2004 until the sale of the company in May 2012, Mr. Silver also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., a publicly listed family entertainment resort company. Mr. Silver graduated cum laude from the University of Memphis with a B.S. in Accountancy and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980.