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.