Chairman and Board Member
Jason E. Fox was appointed to serve as Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Carey Watermark Investors 1 in January 2018. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of W. P. Carey Inc. and he has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2018. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fox served as President from 2016 to 2017, Head of Global Investments from 2015 to 2016 and Co-Head from 2011 to 2015. During his tenure, Mr. Fox has been responsible for more than $10 billion of acquisitions. Transactions he has closed since joining W. P. Carey include the $225-million acquisition of The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan and the $312-million acquisition of 78 retail self-storage and truck rental facilities operated under the U-Haul brand name.
Before joining W. P. Carey in 2002, Mr. Fox worked at the Spectrem Group, a consulting and M&A advisory firm in San Francisco. Prior to Spectrem, he spent two years teaching mathematics and physics at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. Mr. Fox is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. A former captain of the Notre Dame soccer team, Mr. Fox still enjoys playing soccer in his free time and is a member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation New York Leadership Council.