Charles D. Young has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Invitation Homes since November 2017. From March 2015 until Invitation Homes completed the merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SWH”), Mr. Young served as the Chief Operating Officer of SWH and, from June 2013 to March 2015 was Senior Vice President—West Division of SWAY Management LLC, SWH’s previous external manager.
Mr. Young was previously the Regional Vice President, Eastern Region of Waypoint Real Estate Group HoldCo, LLC (the “Waypoint Manager”), a company he joined in 2012. Prior to joining the Waypoint Manager, Mr. Young was Executive Vice President at Mesa Development from 2003 to 2012, a national real estate developer, investor and service provider with a focus on complex mixed-use residential opportunities.
Before Mesa, Mr. Young worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their Real Estate Principal Investment Area (Whitehall) and Goldman’s Investment Banking Division, in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Young also created and managed two entrepreneurial ventures. He co-founded and was a managing director of The Kaleidoscope Group, L.L.C., a strategic diversity and management consulting firm, and he managed K.G. Holdings, LLC, a real estate holding and management firm.
Before starting his career in real estate and investment banking, Mr. Young spent several years as a professional football player in the National Football League and the World Football league. He is an independent board member of Federal Home Bank of Chicago and a management board member of Stanford Graduate School of Business.more » « less