Over his 36-year career with Corporex, Mr. Banta has worked in nearly all functions of the company and in nearly all divisions. Through his tenure with Corporex, the company has built over 25 million square feet of commercial real estate including more than 40 hotels, 24 office buildings and 6 business parks. Mr. Banta is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tri-ED and serves as a board member for REDI Cincinnati and the Butler Foundation. Previously, Mr. Banta served as a board member for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Hospitality, a NYSE publicly traded hospitality REIT, from the time of inception until August 2007 when the REIT was sold in a market-based transaction. Mr. Banta is a graduate of Indiana University with a dual degree in finance and real estate administration.