Mr. Brown has served as a director of ESH REIT since May 2017. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ArchCo Residential LLC, a multifamily development company active in select markets across the United States which he established in March 2013. From September 2010 to February 2013, Mr. Brown served as Chief Development Officer of Archstone, a former developer of apartment communities in the United States. He also served on Archstone’s Executive Committee and on its Investment Committee. Prior to joining Archstone in 1996, he started the Florida regional office of JPI, a real estate development and investment management company, and served as its Regional Vice President and Regional Partner. Prior to JPI, Mr. Brown was a Partner with Trammell Crow Residential, a multifamily real estate developer. Mr. Brown served in the United States Army for four years, attaining the rank of Captain.