James H. Kropp
James H. Kropp has served as an Independent Director since 2011. In addition, Mr. Kropp has served as an independent trustee for CCT II since 2015. Mr. Kropp currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of SLKW Investments LLC, successor to i3 Funds, LLC, a position he has held since 2008. He is also Chief Financial Officer of Microproperties LLC, where he has served in this capacity since 2011. He was the interim Chief Financial Officer of TaxEase LLC, a property tax lender and tax lien investor from 2010 to February 2012. Since 1998, Mr. Kropp has been a director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance committee of PS Business Parks, Inc., a public real estate investment trust whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Kropp became an Independent Trustee of NYSE-listed American Homes 4 Rent and Chairman of its Audit Committee at its founding in November 2012. Mr. Kropp received a B.B.A. Finance from St. Francis College and completed the MBA/CPA preparation program from New York University. Mr. Kropp has, in the past, been licensed to serve in a variety of supervisory positions (including financial, options and compliance principal) by the National Association of Securities Dealers. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Mr. Kropp was selected as one of our three Independent Directors because of his prior experience on several investment fund committees. We believe Mr. Kropp’s direct experience with investments as a portfolio manager and registered investment advisor is valuable to the Board. He also has accounting, auditing and finance expertise which, we believe, is beneficial in providing leadership on the Audit Committee.