Z. Jamie Behar
BSPMT Lead Independent Director
Z. Jamie Behar serves as the Benefit Street Partners Multifamily Trust, Inc. Lead Independent Director and is a member of the Independent Directors Committee, Audit Committee, and the Real Estate Investment Committee. Ms. Behar joined the BSPMT Board of Directors in September 2019. From October 2005 through 2015, Ms. Behar was Managing Director, Real Estate & Alternative Investments for GM Investment Management Corporation, where she was responsible for the management of approximately $12 billion at peak portfolio value in private market and publicly traded real estate investments, and energy and timber investments on behalf of both General Motors Company and other unaffiliated clients. Ms. Behar currently serves on the boards of Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund (BDREX, BDRWX), ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR), and Shurgard Self-Storage SA (EBR: SHUR). Ms. Behar holds a B.S.E. (magna cum laude) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“Nareit”). In December 2018, Ms. Behar was the recipient of Nareit’s E. Lawrence Miller Industry Achievement Award for her contributions to the REIT industry.