Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jay Sugarman is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has served as a member of our Board since 1996, as our Chief Executive Officer since 1997, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Old SAFE from 2017 until consummation of the Merger. Prior to forming the Company, he managed private investment funds on behalf of the Burden family (a branch of the Vanderbilt family) and the Ziff family. Mr. Sugarman received an undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he was nominated for valedictorian and received the Paul Volcker Award in Economics, and a M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, graduating as a Baker Scholar and recipient of the Loeb Award in Finance and the Copeland Award and Gillette Prize in Marketing. Mr. Sugarman was nominated to serve on our Board based on his substantial business and executive leadership experience in building two public companies from inception as founder and Chief Executive Officer of both our Company and Old SAFE, as well as his financial, operational and real estate expertise.
Chairman of the Board