Our Team


James L. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Nelson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Global Net Lease, Inc., or GNL, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, a position he has held since July of 2017, and, since March of 2017, as a director of GNL. Mr. Nelson previously served as a member of GNL’s audit committee from March 2017 until July 2017. Mr. Nelson also serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a casino-entertainment company, since March 2019. Mr. Nelson was previously a director and member of the audit committee of Icahn Enterprises GP, or IEP, from June 2001 to March 2019; a director of New York REIT, Inc. from November 2015 until June 2017; a director and chairman of the audit committee of the Viskase Companies, Inc. from April 2003 through April 2010; a director of American Entertainment Properties Corp. from December 2003 until March 2013; a director of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. from March 2010 until May 2014, and a member of its audit committee from March 2010 until December 2013 and a member of its nominating and governance committee until his resignation in May 2014; a director of Orbitex Financial Services Group from August 1995 until March 2001; a director and as Chairman of the audit committee of Cequel Communications, an owner and operator of a large cable television system, from April 2008 to November 2012; a director and member of the audit committee of Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. a publisher, developer, and maker of video games and video game peripherals, from April 2010 through November 2013; a director and member of the compensation, governance and strategic alternatives committees of Voltari Corporation (f.k.a. Motricity Inc.) from June 2011 to September 2015, and as Chairman of Voltari’s board of directors from January 2012 to September 2015; a director of VII Peaks Co-Optivist Income BDC II, Inc., an externally managed, closed-end management investment company, from November 2013 until August 2014; a director of Ubiquity Corp from April 2014 until August 2014; and a director of Single Touch Systems, Inc. (now known as Sito Mobile Ltd.) from May 2013 until April 2014. Mr. Nelson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaglescliff Corporation, a specialty investment banking, consulting and wealth management company, from 1986 until 2009. From March 1998 through 2003, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit Aviation, Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition and completion of Boeing Business Jets for private and corporate clients; and from August 1995 until July 1999, Mr. Nelson was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Orbitex Management, Inc., a financial services company in the mutual fund sector.

Christopher Masterson

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

Mr. Masterson joined AR Global Investments, LLC, the parent of the Advisor, in February 2013 and served in various accounting roles, including as chief accounting officer for the Company from September 2017 to October 2017, as chief accounting officer for American Finance Trust, Inc. from December 2016 to October 2017, as chief accounting officer for American Realty Capital – Retail Centers of America, Inc. from December 2016 to February 2017, as controller for Business Development Corporation of America from February 2013 to March 2016, and as controller for Realty Finance Trust, Inc. from March 2016 to September 2016. Mr. Masterson also previously served as chief financial officer of BDCA Adviser II LLC from November 2016 through June 2017. From October 2006 to February 2013, Mr. Masterson worked at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he most recently served as a vice president in the Merchant Banking Division Controllers team. From August 2004 until October 2006, Mr. Masterson worked as an auditor at KPMG LLP. Mr. Masterson is a certified public accountant in New York State, holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from New York University. Mr. Masterson, as an executive officer of the Company, the Advisor and the Property Manager, may be deemed to have a material interest in transactions involving the Company and the Advisor or the Property Manager reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K and described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission the (“SEC”) on March 28, 2017.

Global Team


Jason Slear

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions

Jason Slear serves as Executive Vice President and leads the acquisitions group for the Company

Prior to joining GNL, Mr. Slear was responsible for sourcing and closing more than 3.5B in single tenant net leased transaction for various non-traded REITs

Mr. Slear has served as key member of many M&A transactions which include underwriting, evaluating and strategic deployment of assets


Jacqui Shimmin

Managing Director

Jacqui Shimmin serves as Managing Director, overseeing European acquisitions and property management while interfacing with the GNL team in New York

Previously a senior lawyer at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and in-house at Westfield in London, UK


Akomea Poku-Kankam

Senior Vice President & US Counsel

Akomea Poku-Kankam serves as Senior Vice President and US Counsel, overseeing the legal aspects of acquisition, ownership, management and financing of all US properties in GNL, including closings, mortgage and portfolio financing, leasing and property management

17 years of experience representing developers, landlords, lenders and servicers in real estate development, leasing, acquisition, disposition, management and finance

Managed billions of dollars in acquisitions for various REIT products


Brian Mansouri

Senior Vice President, Investments

Brian Mansouri has been a member of the investment team for the Company’s advisor since March of 2012. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Investments

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mansouri was an analyst at GE Capital Real Estate


Alex Wagstaff

Vice President, Investments

Alex Wagstaff serves as Vice President responsible for the Asset Management of the UK and European Portfolio.

Alex has 18 years property experience and is a member of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to joining the company Alex was a Partner at Addington Capital.