Michael Profenius

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Profenius is Chief Operating Officer at Northwood and is responsible for overseeing fund accounting and reporting, investor relations, asset management, compliance, tax, information technology and human resources.

Mr. Profenius has 41 years of experience in real estate investments, capital raising and operations. Prior to joining Northwood, he was a Senior Partner at Grove International Partners LLC. During his tenure at Grove, he held several senior management positions including Head of Business Development, a role responsible for generating new investment opportunities globally, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capital Raising. Mr. Profenius also served on the Investment Committee of Alpine Grove Partners LLP, an affiliate of Grove. Prior to joining Grove, Mr. Profenius was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Warburg Pincus LLC. While at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Profenius invested in a broad variety of commercial and residential real estate and hotel companies and properties in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with a primary focus on China. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Profenius was Co-Head and Managing Director of the Global Investment Banking and Hospitality Group of Merrill Lynch. During his 18-year career at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Profenius completed more than 75 equity offerings, which raised approximately $19 billion of capital for public and private real estate companies, including 20 initial public offerings, more than 60 advisory transactions for real estate, hospitality and finance companies aggregating in excess of $70 billion in value and numerous on-balance sheet loans and equity investments exceeding $10 billion in value. Mr. Profenius spent the last four years of his career at Merrill Lynch residing in London. He began his career at Dean Witter Realty in 1982.

Mr. Profenius received a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale University.

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