David P. Singelyn, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee

Mr. Singelyn has served as a trustee of the company and our Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. Mr. Singelyn co-founded AH LLC with Mr. Hughes in June 2011 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of American Homes 4 Rent Advisor, LLC, our former manager, until the company internalized its senior management on June 10, 2013. From 2003 through April 2013, Mr. Singelyn was Chairman and President of Public Storage Canada, a real estate company previously listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, where he built a management team that restructured the operations of Public Storage Canada, including building an operations team and installing accounting and operating computer systems. In 2010, Mr. Singelyn facilitated the restructuring of the ownership entity that was traded on the Toronto stock exchange resulting in Public Storage Canada “going private.” In 2005, Mr. Singelyn, along with Mr. Hughes, founded ACE, and he now serves as a co-manager of ACE. Mr. Singelyn is also a director of the William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research of pediatric cancer. Mr. Singelyn served as the Treasurer for Public Storage, from 1989 through 2003, where he was responsible for equity capital raising, debt issuances, corporate cash management and financial management for Public Storage and its subsidiary operations. During his tenure, and with his involvement, Public Storage raised funds through the public and institutional marketplaces, including from a number of state pensions. Mr. Singelyn started his career at Arthur Young and Company (now a part of Ernst & Young LLP) and also served as Controller of Winchell’s Donut Houses where he was responsible for all accounting functions. Mr. Singelyn earned a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from California Polytechnic University—Pomona.

Bryan Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Smith has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2019. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Property Management from 2015 to 2019, Senior Vice President and Director of Property Management from 2012 to 2015 and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for our former manager from 2011 to 2012.

From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Smith was a Partner at the Tax Review Group, a real estate consulting firm, and from 2006 to 2009, he was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at the Watermark Group, a residential and commercial real estate development firm. Mr. Smith began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Mr. Smith earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California.

Christopher C. Lau, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lau has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2018 and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial functions, including financial planning and analysis, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, tax, investor relations and capital markets. Previously, he served as Vice President, Senior Vice President and then Executive Vice President – Finance from 2013 – 2018.

Prior to American Homes 4 Rent, Mr. Lau was a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s New York Real Estate M&A Advisory practice, serving as an advisor to real estate private equity and corporate clients, providing due diligence and other M&A services. Prior to his M&A Advisory role, he was a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Real Estate Audit Practice, primarily serving equity REIT clients.

Mr. Lau is a member of the National Rental Home Council and is chair of the Finance committee. Mr. Lau earned a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California.

Sara H. Vogt-Lowell, Chief Legal Officer

Ms. Vogt-Lowell has served as our Chief Legal Officer since October 2012, and as such oversees all legal matters and transactions, guides the defense of our company against prospective and pending claims and monitors applicable legal, regulatory and compliance developments. From 2011 until the Management Internalization, Ms. Vogt-Lowell held the same position with our former manager. From March 2006 through April 2013, she served as General Counsel for Malibu Management, Public Storage Canada and American Commercial Equities. Ms. Vogt-Lowell began her legal career at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP as a member of the finance department where she specialized in real estate and finance transactions. Ms. Vogt-Lowell earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley and is a member of the California State Bar.