Mr. Greenlaw has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of trustees since our formation in October 2013. Mr. Greenlaw serves as Co-Chairman for, and is a partner of, UDFH, one of our co-sponsors, as well as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of UDF Services, its general partner, and Chief Executive Officer of UDFH LD, our asset manager. Mr. Greenlaw is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the asset manager of United Development Funding, L.P., United Development Funding II, L.P., United Development Funding III, L.P. and United Development Funding Land Opportunity Fund, L.P., as well as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of trustees of United Development Funding IV, all of which are affiliated real estate finance companies that provide custom financing, including transactions involving real estate development and construction loans and credit enhancements, and make opportunistic purchases of land for residential lot development and home construction. As Chief Executive Officer of the asset manager of the United Development Funding family of entities, Mr. Greenlaw has directed the funding of more than $1.5 billion in loans and land banking transactions and over $168 million in equity investments through United Development Funding products, receiving more than $686 million in repayments and over $92 million in equity investment distributions to date, most notably through United Development Funding, L.P., United Development Funding II, L.P., United Development Funding III, L.P., United Development Funding Land Opportunity Fund, L.P. and United Development Funding IV. From March 1997 until June 2003, Mr. Greenlaw served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of a multi-family real estate development and management company owned primarily by The Hartnett Group, Ltd., a closely-held private investment company managing more than $40 million in assets. There he developed seven multi-family communities in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana with a portfolio value exceeding $80 million. Prior to joining The Hartnett Group, Mr. Greenlaw was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm, Williams & Connolly, where he practiced business and tax law. Mr. Greenlaw was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Bowdoin College and received his Juris Doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law in 1990. Mr. Greenlaw is a member of the Maine, District of Columbia and Texas bars. Our board of trustees selected Mr. Greenlaw to serve as a trustee because he is our Chief Executive Officer and has served in various executive roles with one of our co-sponsors or its affiliates since 2003. He has extensive knowledge of the public homebuilding and real estate industries, and has relationships with chief executives and other senior management at multiple real estate companies. We believe that his demonstrated leadership skills, business expertise and extensive REIT executive experience provide him with the skills and qualifications to serve as a trustee.
Mr. Marshall has served as one of our independent trustees since our formation in October 2013. Since August 2008, Mr. Marshall has served as an independent trustee of United Development Funding IV, which provides custom financing including transactions involving real estate development and construction loans and credit enhancements. Since September 2006, Mr. Marshall has served as an independent trustee of United Mortgage Trust, a REIT that invests exclusively in: (i) lines of credit and secured loans for the acquisition and development of single-family home lots; (ii) lines of credit and loans secured by developed single-family lots; (iii) lines of credit and loans secured by completed model homes; (iv) loans provided to entities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, secured by a priority lien over pre-bankruptcy secured creditors; (v) lines of credit and loans, with terms of 18 months or less, secured by single-family lots and homes constructed thereon; (vi) discounted cash flows secured by assessments levied on real property; and (vii) credit enhancements to real estate developers, homebuilders, land bankers and other real estate investors who acquire real property, subdivide real property into single-family residential lots, acquire finished lots and/or build homes on such lots. As a trustee of United Development Funding IV and United Mortgage Trust, Mr. Marshall participates in the monthly review and approval of real estate investments made and managed by such entities, and also participates annually in the review and restatement of such entities’ investment policies. Mr. Marshall also currently chairs the United Development Funding IV and United Mortgage Trust audit committees and serves on the United Mortgage Trust financial reporting and liquidity committees. From May 2007 to the present, Mr. Marshall has served as Chief Financial Officer of Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc., a publicly traded restaurant and entertainment company. From February 2007 to May 2007, he served as Controller of Dorado Exploration, Inc., a privately held oil and gas company. From July 2003 to January 2007, he served as Chief Financial Officer of CDT Systems, Inc., a publicly held company located in Addison, Texas that is engaged in water technology. From 2001 to 2003, he was a principal of Whitley Penn, independent certified public accountants. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Marshall served as Director of Audit Services at Jackson & Rhodes PC, where he consulted in the structure and formation of United Mortgage Trust in 1996, including developing the criteria necessary to determine the type of assets suitable for acquisition by United Mortgage Trust pursuant to its desire to qualify as a REIT. While at Jackson & Rhodes and subsequently with Whitley Penn, Mr. Marshall served as the audit partner for United Mortgage Trust. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Marshall served as an audit partner at Toombs, Hall and Foster; from 1987 to 1991, he served as an audit partner for KPMG Peat Marwick (KPMG); and from 1980 to 1987, he served as audit partner for KMG Main Hurdman (KMG). As an audit partner for KPMG and KMG, Mr. Marshall had extensive experience working with a number of mortgage banking clients and savings and loan institutions involved in residential real estate finance. In his capacity as auditor and audit partner for his mortgage banking clients, Mr. Marshall performed reviews and tests of income recognition and reporting, quality of asset testing (including analysis of real estate appraisals), historical loss reserves and comparison to industry loss reserves. Additionally, Mr. Marshall performed single audit procedures to assess the adequacy of loan servicing services including collections, cash management and reporting procedure testing, and escrow analysis. Mr. Marshall is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, Texas State University in 1972.
Our board of trustees selected Mr. Marshall to serve as a trustee in part due to his financial and accounting expertise, as well as his knowledge of the financial markets in which we operate. Our board of trustees believes that his experience as a partner at a public accounting firm, as well as his previous service on the boards of trustees of REITs, will bring value to us, particularly in his role as the audit committee chairman and audit committee financial expert.
Mr. Finkle has served as one of our independent trustees since our formation in October 2013. Since August 2008, Mr. Finkle has served as an independent trustee for United Development Funding IV, which provides custom financing including transactions involving real estate development and construction loans and credit enhancements. In 1995, Mr. Finkle founded National Brokerage Associates (NBA) and currently serves as President. National Brokerage is a full service insurance brokerage house serving agents in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and on a national basis. NBA has a niche in the variable life marketplace and has been involved with designing several variable life insurance products. A full service brokerage firm specializing in life, annuities, long term care, and disability, NBA works with several nationwide broker-dealers, a number of banks and the insurance brokerage community. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Finkle served as a partner and President of CFG Insurance Services. In 1975, Mr. Finkle became part of the first franchised insurance brokerage operation in the United States when he co-founded MTA Brokerage. From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Finkle served as an assistant manager for the insurance brokerage firm of Johnson & Higgins at the Atlanta, Georgia regional office and later with National Life of Vermont. Mr. Finkle holds Series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses and serves on the advisory committee for multiple insurance carriers.
Mr. Finkle currently serves on the Brokerage Task Force of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, a membership organization of over 2,200 of the top producing life insurance agents in the country, and is a partner of Brokerage Resources of America, an affiliation of national insurance brokerage firms. Mr. Finkle also previously served on the boards of directors of the District of Columbia Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the National Association of Life Brokerage Agencies, the premier association representing the insurance brokerage community. Mr. Finkle received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Insurance from Georgia State University in 1972 where he was a Kemper Scholar. Our board of trustees selected Mr. Finkle to serve as a trustee due to his strong relationships and his understanding of the financial markets through which we offer our shares for sale. Our board of trustees believes that this experience will bring valuable operational expertise and insight to the board of trustees.