He is active in many civic and cultural activities and charitable organizations. Robert Wennett is President of UIA Management, LLC (UIA) and has over 20 years of experience in acquisitions and structuring and negotiating real estate transactions aggregating three billion dollars in value. In his role as President, Mr. Wennett is responsible for UIA’s ambitious national development plan, as well as the creation and implementation of its investment and acquisition strategies. Mr. Wennett enjoys an impeccable reputation in the field of urban real estate. Mr. Wennett has a multi-faceted understanding of urban properties and established relationships with its key players position UIA as an innovative leader in the development and repositioning of some of the nation’s most dynamic commercial real estate. Prior to forming UIA, Mr. Wennett founded and served as President of Starwood Urban Investments, L.L.C., where he was responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction and operation of the company and its investment management and advisory services on behalf of Starwood Urban, LLC., which he formed in 1998 and was its operating partner. Starwood Capital was his partner in Starwood Urban. As operating partner he was responsible for the acquisition and repositioning of Starwood Urban, LLC’s distinctive office, retail and mixed-use, urban in-fill portfolio around the country at a value in excess of $400 Million. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Wennett acquired, on behalf of Starwood Urban, L.L.C. a portfolio, situated in some of the nation’s most sought after urban destinations, ranging from the boutique retail and office districts of South Beach, Florida to the Meat Packing District in New York City, and was responsible for directing the repositioning, redevelopment and ground-up development of the assets in the portfolio, including, including the development of a $57 million mixed use residential development in Coral Cables Florida. Prior to forming Starwood Urban, Mr. Wennett was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Executive Officer at Federal Realty Investment Trust, one of the largest publicly-traded real estate investment trusts. During his 12 years with Federal Realty Investment Trust, Mr. Wennett was responsible for acquiring property valued at well over $2 billion. His most recent project 11 11 Lincoln Road has received international status and acclaim and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair. To fulfill his vision, Mr. Wennett engaged the Swiss-based architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron, which was responsible for Tate Modern in London and The Olympic Stadium in Beijing, to design the 11 11 project. Alongside Herzog & de Meuron, Raymond Jungles, a Miami-based landscape architect, designed the gardens, which feature water elements containing mature plantings indigenous to the area. 11 11 Lincoln Road is an urban re-development project designed to showcase Miami's international prominence as a 21st century destination for art, culture and commerce. Opening in early 2010, 11 11 immediately restored this long-dormant strip of Lincoln Road to its former position as Miami’s premier retail location. 11 11 is situated at the entrance to the pedestrian promenade and its unique structure encompasses 40,000 square feet for 13 retail concept stores; 110,000 square feet of fully-leased office space occupied by MTV and Nickelodeon Latin America, and other creative businesses; a 300-space multilevel parking facility that is as much aesthetic as it is functional; three restaurants, one on the roof top with ocean and bay view’s; an event space for concerts and art openings; four high-end residences, each with individual courtyards and one spectacular penthouse residence. Adjacent to the retail space are lush water gardens and a 24-foot long, 8-foot high reflective Dan Graham glass pavilion which invites viewers to become immersed in the surrounding architecture and landscape. Retail tenants include MAC Cosmetics, Y-3, Osklen, Coltorti, Alchemist, Nespresso, Shake Shack, Taschen Books, Juicy Couture, Journelle, SLVR design store, Artsee Eyewear, Babalu, and restaurants; Juvia and Rosa Mexicano. Mr. Wennett received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1985. He is active in many civic and cultural activities and charitable organizations.