Richard B. Fried is a managing member and head of the real estate group at Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. (“Farallon”), an investment management company that he has been with since 1995. Before joining Farallon, he worked as a Vice President in the acquisitions department at Security Capital Industrial Trust, a real estate investment trust specializing in industrial properties. Mr. Fried also currently serves as a board member of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. In addition, Mr. Fried served from 2008 to 2013 as a board member of Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L., a predecessor of the Company. Mr. Fried graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.