Thompson appoints former IHP exec as CFO

The private equity real estate firm founded by former Grubb and Ellis chairman Anthony Thompson has hired former IHP Capital Partners senior vice president and controller Johnna Howard as the firm’s new CFO.

Thompson National Properties has appointed Johnna Howard to join the firm as chief financial officer. The Irvine, California-based private equity real estate firm, founded in May by former Grubb and Ellis chairman Anthony Thompson, invests on behalf of high-net-worth investors in the US and internationally.

Howard has been with California-based IHP Capital Partners, a residential real estate investment firm, since 1998. She was senior vice president and controller, managing accounting and compliance for five investor limited partnerships with total commitments of more than $1.4 billion (€892 million). Prior to IHP, Howard was regional accounting manager for Prudential Home Building Investors. 

Last month, Thompson National Properties appointed Lauri Schutz as chief financial officer of its $250 million opportunity fund, called the Bruin Fund. Thompson launched the firm in May saying current market conditions represented a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Jack Maurer is Thompson’s vice-chairman, partner and founding member, while former NFL American football quarterback Cade McNown is senior vice president of investor development.