Jeff Kaplan is Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Meadow Partners and is primarily responsible for the daily management, strategic direction and investment policies of the Company. Prior to forming Meadow Partners, Mr. Kaplan was a Managing Principal and Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Westbrook Partners. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and its real estate investment funds, including the identification, evaluation, structuring and execution of investments and the formulation of policies and strategies for the ongoing asset management and disposition of investments. Mr. Kaplan initially joined Westbrook’s New York office upon its inception in April 1994, where he served as a Managing Principal responsible for acquisitions in the United States and Europe. As head of Westbrook’s European operations, Mr. Kaplan established its London office in January 2001 and its Paris office in November 2002. Prior to Westbrook, Mr. Kaplan spent seven years at Morgan Stanley where he helped form The Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, L.P. and served as its initial Director of Acquisitions. Mr. Kaplan received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Mr. Kaplan serves on the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Park Trust and the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.