As Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Earnest leads and manages the Company’s Investment Groups, including the Entertainment, Recreation and Education Groups. Mr. Earnest oversees all new investment origination, underwriting and closing activities, as well as the organization’s investment policy and risk management, broadly including market, asset, tenant, credit and development risk and concentrations.
Mr. Earnest was appointed a Senior Vice President in 2012 and has served as Chief Investment Officer since 2009. Prior to joining EPR Properties, Mr. Earnest was an Executive Vice President of Capmark Financial Group, Inc. (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation, or “GMACCM”) and was responsible for the co-management of Lending and Originations for both North America and Europe as well as GMACCM’s Specialty Lending Groups, which consisted of the Healthcare, Hospitality and Construction Lending Divisions. Mr. Earnest holds an M.B.A. from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, and is a graduate of Tulane University.