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|Andrew F. Cates|
Andrew F. Cates was appointed to our Board of Directors in March 2016. Mr. Cates is the General Partner and CEO of RVC Outdoor Destinations (www.rvcoutdoors.com) and Managing Member of Value Acquisition Fund (www.valfund.com), an acquisition, development, and asset management company he founded in 2004. In 1999, Mr. Cates was the Founding Chairman and Project Developer of the Soulsville Revitalization Project (www.soulsvillefoundation.org), one of the largest inner city revitalization projects in the country. In the summer of 2000, Mr. Cates worked with a team of business and civic leaders to attract the Vancouver Grizzlies National Basketball Association franchise to Memphis, Tennessee and was a Limited Partner in the original ownership group. Mr. Cates began his real estate career in Dallas working for the Trammell Crow Company and Crow Investment Trust (now Crow Family Holdings) as a member of the team responsible for partnership and loan workouts, office and industrial acquisitions, asset management, and commercial development. After leaving Crow, Mr. Cates was a founding partner in Viceroy Investments, LLC based in Dallas, Texas and is currently a partner in two Viceroy sponsored partnerships. Mr. Cates earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, he was inducted into Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society. Since 2009, he has served on the Board of Directors of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD). He also serves on the board of the Myelin Repair Foundation based in Saratoga, California.