Lucas Haldeman

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Lucas Haldeman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartRent, has spent the last two decades innovating and developing property management technology for the real estate industry. Prior to founding SmartRent in 2017, Mr. Haldeman served as the Chief Technology and Marketing Officer of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly NYSE:SFR and now part of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE:INVH)) from 2013 through 2016 where he and his team developed a platform that was instrumental in helping the business acquire, renovate, lease and manage more than 30,000 single family homes. Previously, he served as the Chief Information and Marketing Officer for Beazer (NYSE: BZH) Pre-Owned Rental Homes from 2012 through 2013, and was the founder and managing partner of Nexus Property Management from 2006 through 2012. Mr. Haldeman earned his Bachelor of Special Studies degree from Cornell College.

Alana Beard

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Alana Beard has been a member of the FWAA Board since February 2021. In this role she has advised the company from the consummation of the initial public offering through a special purpose acquisition company. Ms. Beard has been a director of Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. II and Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp III since April 2021. Ms. Beard was a Senior Associate at SVB Capital from February 2020 through June 2021, President of the 318 Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization since January 2021, and Co-Founder of Transition Play, LLC, a platform that positions athletes to have high-impact professional lives beyond the game since May 2021. Prior to joining SVB, Ms. Beard was a member of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks organization from April 2012 to January 2020 and an ESPN/ACC women’s college basketball analyst from October 2019 to March 2020. Ms. Beard graduated from Duke University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

Robert Best

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Robert Best is the founder, Chairman, and President of Westar Associates, a private real estate development company established in 1980. As President, Mr. Best has developed over 70 projects exceeding $2.0 billion across various commercial and residential product types throughout Southern California. Prior to founding Westar, Mr. Best was a partner with Carver Companies where he was responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, leasing, finance, management, and disposition of shopping center development projects. Mr. Best also served as an Independent Trustee of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly NYSE: SFR and now part of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH)) from January 2016 to June 2017. Mr. Best had served on the board of directors of Colony American Homes, Inc. until its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes in January 2016. Mr. Best served as a founding member of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Best earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Southern California.

John Dorman

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John Dorman has served since 2015 as a director of LoanDepot, Inc. (NYSE: LDI), a leading national non-bank lender serving consumers, and currently serves as Chairman of its Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. From 2012 until June 2021, he also served on the board of directors of CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE: CLGX), which provides real property and mortgage information, analytics and data enabled services. Mr. Dorman served as Chairman of the Strategy and Acquisitions Committee of CoreLogic from 2014 to 2020 and Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2020 to 2021. Mr. Dorman previously served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Online Resources Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCC) from 2010 to March 2013 when it was acquired by ACI Worldwide. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Dorman served as a director, and from 1998 to 2003 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Digital Insight Corporation (Nasdaq: DGIN), a leading provider of software as a service for online banking and bill payment for financial institutions. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Dorman was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Financial Services Division of Oracle Corporation. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Dorman was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise modeling and financial analysis software for major global financial institutions that was acquired by Oracle in 1997. Additionally, Mr. Dorman currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of DeepDyve, Inc., a privately held technology platform for scientific and scholarly research.

Ann Sperling

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Ann Sperling has over 39 years of real estate and management experience, including roles in commercial real estate investment and development and leadership roles in public real estate companies. From May 2018 until its spinout of Apartment Income REIT (NYSE: AIRC), she served as a director of Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE: AIV). She is now a Director of AIRC, and currently serves as the Chairman of AIRC’s Compensation and Human Resources Committee and as a member of AIRC’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Sperling has also served as Senior Director of Trammell Crow Company, the development subsidiary of the public company, CBRE, since October 2013, focusing on the capitalization and execution of new commercial developments. From October 2009 through May 2013, she served in two roles at Jones Lang LaSalle, the public real estate investment and services firm, first as Chief Operating Officer, Americas, and then as President, Markets West. As COO, she oversaw operations, finance, marketing, research, legal and engineering and served on the governance focused Global Operating Committee. Ms. Sperling serves on the Advisory Board of Cadence Capital and the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine. Ms. Sperling holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Tufts University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard School of Business.

Bruce Strohm

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Bruce Strohm previously served as the Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), an S&P 500 public company, from 1995 until January 2018. Equity Residential is one of the largest apartment companies in the United States, owning over 300 properties, with 80,000 units, with a market capitalization in excess of $30 billion. From 2018 to2019, Mr. Strohm was Chief Legal Officer of Equity International, a private equity company focusing on investing in real estate outside the United States. During his tenure at Equity Residential and Equity International, Mr. Strohm provided legal oversight of transactions, litigation and insurance, and worked closely with the chief executive officer and chief financial officer on capital markets activities and shareholder relations. Mr. Strohm currently serves as a director of Nico Echo Park, a public benefit corporation formed primarily to acquire and manage a portfolio of multi-tenant rental housing, mixed-use and commercial properties in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Strohm earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.

Frederick Tuomi

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Frederick Tuomi, our lead independent director, served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH), the nation’s largest single-family rental company, from 2017 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to its merger with Invitation Homes, Mr. Tuomi served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Starwood Waypoint Homes from 2016 until 2017. Prior to its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes, he served as Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony American Homes, Inc. from 2013 until 2016. Mr. Tuomi was Executive Vice President and President—Property Management for Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), one of the nation’s largest multi-family REITs, from 1994 until his retirement in 2013. He led the development of Equity Residential’s property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous real estate industry boards and executive committees. He currently serves as a Venture Partner Consultant with Real Estate Technology Ventures, and as a director of TurboTenant, Inc. and Lessen, Inc. Mr. Tuomi serves on the Board of Managers and Executive Committee of MultiGreen Properties, a multifamily company focused on the development of attainable and sustainable communities and is an Affiliate Partner with Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm. He also serves as a board member and Treasurer of Cure Violence Global, a non-profit dedicated to reducing violence through innovative intervention programs rated nineth in the world among non-government organizations.