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GIL BARKON 1540 N. Sierra Bonita Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 Phone: (310) 843.

0024 Email: EXPERIENCE 2008-present BIRCH TREE PARTNERS LLC Los Angeles, CA Principal Real Estate Acquisition and Syndication * Raised in excess of $5.0 million for acquisition of mobile home park portfolio valued at $25.0 million. * Responsible for preparation and negotiation of private placement memorandums, operating and partnership agreements, subscription agreements and public filings. * Source, evaluate, acquire and manage real estate assets. 2006-2008 CIM GROUP Los Angeles, CA Associate, Investment & Development Real Estate Private Equity and Development Firm * Maintained full responsibility for sourcing and executing $1.1 billion Subscri ption Agreement, corporate unsecured line of credit and all project level debt. * Sourced, evaluated and qualified investments for approval by Investment Commit tee. * Asset managed projects within the portfolio, which included evaluating potenti al returns achievable by selling the asset at current market conditions versus c ontinuing investment deployment. 2004-2006 GEORGE SMITH PARTNERS, INC. Los Angeles, CA Vice President Real Estate Investment Bank * Formulated capital structure and financing strategies for clients that resulte d in the origination of $600 million of debt, equity and mezzanine capital for v arious real estate projects. * Responsible for underwriting prospective projects, including modelling of cash flows, budgets, values and returns. * Prepared offering memorandums marketed to prospective investors, including pri vate equity firms, institutional lenders and high net worth individuals. 2000-2003 SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP New York, NY Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions Department Corporate mergers & acquisitions, including public and private transactions, spi n-offs, asset purchases and general corporate representation * Managed all aspects of the transaction, drafting and negotiating the transacti onal documents, preparing publicly filed information, negotiating terms of under writing agreements, interacting with SEC, leading strategic planning sessions an

d assembling and supervising deal teams of 3-12 associates and professionals. * Represented Citigroup in its spin-off and IPO of Travelers Property Casualty C orp., valued at $40 billion. 1997-2000 SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT New York, NY Associate, Corporate Department Corporate and securities law, including public offerings, private placements, me rgers & acquisitions, security filings, bank financing and general corporate rep resentation * Represented Evercore Capital Partners LLC in its acquisition of American Media , Inc., valued at $650 million. * Advised NBC in its development of, a joint venture with CNET. EDUCATION 2003-2004 COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL New York, NY MBA, Finance, May 2004 Member: Real Estate Association, Private Equity Club and Investment Banking Club 1994-1997 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL Ann Arbor, MI JD, May 1997 Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law 1990-1994 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Waltham, MA BA, Political Science and American Studies, May 1994 Member: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, G.P.A. 3.8/4.0, Magna Cum Laude

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Admitted to the New York and California State Bar Associations California Department of Real Estate Broker License