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William J. McMorrow

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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Bill McMorrow is chairman and chief executive officer of Kennedy Wilson, a firm he purchased in 1988. Kennedy Wilson is engaged in two main businesses, direct real estate ownership through its Fund Management and Separate Account clients and providing real estate services to third party clients. These services include auction marketing, property management, asset management, construction management and commercial brokerage. The company has 22 regional offices in the U.S. and Japan. During the past eight years, the company has invested $5.8 billion in all real estate product types. Additionally, the company manages 40 million square feet of office, multifamily and industrial for itself and third party clients. The Company’s main investment markets are the western U.S., Hawaii and Japan. The Japanese company was started in 1995 and now operates as a public company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the name Kenedix. Also, through its privately owned venture with Wachovia, the Company owns 50 multifamily buildings in Japan. In the U.S., Kennedy Wilson has purchased 10 million square feet of office product, 15,000 apartment units and 7,500 acres of land in Hawaii during the past decade.

Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson in 1988, Mr. McMorrow had more than 17 years of banking experience. He was executive vice president and Chairman of the Credit Policy Committee at Imperial Bank in Los Angeles. Mr. McMorrow held senior positions with a variety of financial services firms, including eight years as a senior vice president of Fidelity Bank in Pennsylvania.

Mr. McMorrow attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1969 and Master of Business Administration in 1970 from the University of Southern California. He is on the Executive Board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Mr. McMorrow is involved in numerous charities in Southern California, including Chrysalis, the Rape Treatment Center, the Village School and Loyola High School. He also serves as a member of the Loyola High School Board of Regents.