Mr. Turner has served as a director of ESH REIT since March 2020. Mr. Turner is Founder and Principal of Alpha Lodging Partners in 2017. He previously served as President, Global Development of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide from May 2008 to October 2016. Mr. Turner served as a Principal of Hotel Capital Advisers, Inc. from June 1996 to April 2008. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a director of Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers Inc., based in both New York and London. Prior to this, he held management and operating positions at various other international hospitality firms. Mr. Turner is currently an adjunct lecturer at NYU’s Hospitality and Tourism program and has also lectured frequently at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, as well as the university’s executive education program, and at Columbia University’s real estate graduate program.