Dan Adkinson serves as a Managing Director of NewStar and Head of its Commercial Real Estate lending division. He also serves as a member of NewStar's Management Committee. Mr. Adkinson has more than 20 years experience in the origination, underwriting, management and workout of portfolios of senior and subordinated real estate debt investments. For the past decade he has been a portfolio manager at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management working in both the Fixed Income and Real Estate Investment Groups. Most recently, Mr. Adkinson was the Director of Debt Capital Markets for the Real Estate Investment Group responsible for building an investment business in high yield real estate debt and providing liability management for the group's real estate funds and accounts totaling over $16 billion in net asset value. Prior to joining the Real Estate Investment Group, he was the portfolio manager heading the private real estate debt business within the Fixed Income Group of JP Morgan. In the private real estate debt business, Mr. Adkinson's responsibilities also included heading the credit, risk management and investment production functions. Prior to his tenure at JP Morgan, Mr. Adkinson's real estate career included positions as a workout specialist in the real estate group at Aetna Life Insurance Company and as production and servicing manager for the southern Connecticut office of Fowler, Goedecke, Ellis and O'Connor, a large regional commercial mortgage banking firm. He began his career with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company as a trainee and loan officer in middle market corporate lending. Mr. Adkinson has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ARCap REIT, Inc. and member of the Board of Managers of ARCap Investors, L.L.C., a leading investor in high yield commercial mortgage-backed securities. He is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. Mr. Adkinson is a graduate of Williams College.