Mr. Hughes is a senior professional responsible for acquisitions in the eastern region of the United States. Mr. Hughes’ broad professional background includes extensive real estate experience, ranging from development and asset management to public market REIT capital-raising activities. Prior to joining Credit Suisse/First Boston (“CS”), where he was a Vice President, and his association with The Praedium Group in 1997, Mr. Hughes worked for Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he concentrated on public market REIT transactions, particularly M&A activity. Previously, Mr. Hughes was involved in principal real estate transactions with a regional real estate development and management company. Mr. Hughes received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.