Mr. Ross joined the Board in April 2021, and is a member of the Audit and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Ross currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Quinn Residences, a real estate operating company focused on acquiring, developing, and operating well located, purpose- built, single-family rental homes located primarily in the Southeast United States. From September 2016 until February 2020, he was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Branch Properties, a grocery-anchored shopping center company focused in the Southeast US. From August 2013 until Sept 2015, Richard was initially CFO, and then Chief Executive Officer & President, of Trade Street Residential, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRE), a publicly traded multi-family REIT. Mr. Ross was Branch Properties’ Chief Financial Officer from April 1998 until December 2010. Mr. Ross served as a director of Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: IRT) from 2015 through 2020 and is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Georgia.