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Adam Metz

Managing Director
The Carlyle Group (Washington D.C.)

Background

Mr. Adam Spencer Metz serves as Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group.  Prior to this position, he was a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital. Mr. Metz also served as Advisor at TPG Growth. Previously, he was a Co-Founding Partner of Polaris Capital Management Inc. Mr. Metz served as Chief Executive Officer at General Growth Properties Inc. from November 2008 to December 22, 2010 and its subsidiary, Spinco Inc., since July 2010. He served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of General Growth Properties Inc. since October, 2008. From 2002 to October 2008, Mr. Metz served as an active partner of Polaris Capital LLC. He served as Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation since July 2010. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Metz served various positions with Urban Shopping Centers, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He served as President of Urban Shopping Centers Inc. since March 15, 2000. Mr. Metz was a Vice President in the Capital Markets Group of JMB Realty Corp. from 1987 to 1993, and was a Corporate Lending Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Group of The First National Bank of Chicago from 1983 to 1987. Before joining Urban, he held positions in the capital markets group of JMB Realty and in the commercial real estate lending group at The First National Bank of Chicago. From October 1993 to March 2000, Mr. Metz was an Executive Vice President and the Treasurer and Director of Acquisitions of Urban Shopping Centers,Inc. Mr. Metz served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Rodamco North America N.V from November 2000 to May 2002. From 1993 to 2000, he worked in Urban Shopping Centers, Inc. He served as an Executive of Bank One, National Association (Chicago, IL) and JMB Realty Corporation.

Education

Mr. Metz received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and Master’s of Management degree from Northwestern University.

Board Affilitations

Mr. Metz served as the Chairman of Aliansce Shopping Centers SA. He has been a Director, Member of Compensation Committee, and Member of Audit Committee of Parkway Properties Inc since June 04, 2012. Mr. Metz serves as a Director at Chiasso Inc. and Spinco Inc. He served as a Lead Director of General Growth Properties Inc. from June 2007 to October 2008. Mr. Metz served as a Director of Polaris Capital Management Inc. Mr. Metz served as a Director of General Growth Properties Inc., from November 8, 2005 to December 2010. He served as a Director of The Howard Hughes Corporation since 2010. Mr. Metz served as a Director of Bally Total Fitness of Greater New York Inc. until February 2006. He served as a Trustee of AMLI Residential Properties Trust since January 1, 2003. Mr. Metz served as a Director of Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. from December 2005 to January 26, 2006. He served as a Director of Bally Fitness Franchising Inc., Bally Total Fitness Of Missouri Inc., Bally Franchising Holdings, Inc., Bally Total Fitness Of Upstate New York Inc., Bally Total Fitness Of The Mid-Atlantic Inc. and Bally Franchise Rsc Inc. Mr. Metz served as a Director of Bally Sports Clubs Inc. until February 9, 2006.