Edward D. Fox (Ned) is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Property Investors, LLC, a private real estate investment and development company. Prior to 2003, Mr. Fox was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Center Trust, a real estate investment trust, from 1998 to January 2003 when Center Trust was acquired by Pan Pacific Retail Properties. Mr. Fox cofounded and served as the Chairman of CommonWealth Partners, a fully integrated real estate operating company, from 1995 through October 2003. Prior to forming CommonWealth Partners, Mr. Fox was a senior partner with and President of Maguire Thomas Partners. A certified public accountant, Mr. Fox started his career in public accounting specializing in real estate transactions. Mr. Fox is a director of Thomas Properties Group, Inc. a full-service real estate operating company. Mr. Fox also serves as Co-Chairman on the Dean's advisory council for the USC School of Architecture and the board of directors of Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) and the board of trustees of its Foundation and the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America, Los Angeles Council. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a Bachelor's Degree in accounting and a Master's Degree in business, both with honors, from the University of Southern California.