Jay H. Shidler

Mr. Shidler is a founder and Managing Partner of Alliance Partners and The Shidler Group. A nationally acknowledged expert in the field of real estate investment and finance, Mr. Shidler is known for his ability to identify significant emerging real estate and financial trends and for his effectiveness in organizing and capitalizing new companies to benefit from those trends.

Since forming The Shidler Group in 1971, Mr. Shidler’s affiliated partnerships and corporations have acquired and managed over 2,000 properties in 40 states and Canada. Mr. Shidler has founded and been the initial investor in over 20 public and private companies. During the past 15 years, he has been the architect and founder of five public companies – TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc. (now iStar Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SFI)), First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR), Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC), Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (NYSE: PRS), and Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PCE).

Mr. Shidler currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc., a REIT that owns, in partnership with institutional co-investors, office properties in the Western U.S. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Corporate Office Properties Trust, a REIT focused on the ownership and development of suburban office properties.

Mr. Shidler received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawai‘i in 1968, upon which he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He left military service in 1971, returning to Honolulu to form The Shidler Group.

Mr. Shidler is an active supporter of a number of educational, cultural, and charitable organizations, including The Shidler College of Business at The University of Hawaii, The Shidler Family Foundation, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way, the Nature Conservancy, Boy Scouts of America, and the YMCA.