Lordstown Motors to list on NASDAQ through merger with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp.
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DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. stockholders approve merger.
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About Us

DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. ("DiamondPeak") (NASDAQ: DPHC) is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination. The sponsor of DiamondPeak is DiamondPeak Sponsor LLC, a joint venture between an entity controlled by David Hamamoto and an entity controlled by the principals of Silverpeak, an alternative investment management firm focused on three sectors: real estate, energy and credit.

Our management team is led by our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, David Hamamoto, who is complemented by the Silverpeak platform. Mr. Hamamoto and the principals of Silverpeak have had a relationship for more than 25 years and, among the four individuals, average more than 30 years of real estate and alternatives investing experience across the public and private markets.

On August 3, 2020, DiamondPeak and Lordstown Motors Corp., a leader in electric light duty trucks, announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Lordstown becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in Q4 2020, the combined company will be named Lordstown Motors Corp. and is expected to remain listed on the NASDAQ and trade under the new ticker symbol, “RIDE.”

Management and Board of Directors

David T. Hamamoto, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

David T. Hamamoto, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is the Founder of Diamond Head Partners, LLC which he established in 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice Chairman of Colony NorthStar (now Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY)), a real estate and investment management firm, from January 2017 through January 2018. The NorthStar companies, which he founded, were sold to Colony Capital in January 2017. Prior to the sale, Mr. Hamamoto was Executive Chairman of NorthStar Asset Management Group (“NSAM”) since 2015, having previously served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2014 until 2015. Mr. Hamamoto was the Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF)(“NRF)), a real estate investment trust, from 2007 to January 2017 and served as one of its directors from 2003 to January 2017. Mr. Hamamoto previously served as NRF’s Chief Executive Officer from 2004 until 2015 and President from 2004 until 2011. Mr. Hamamoto was Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. from 2015 to January 2017. In 1997, Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., the predecessor to NorthStar Realty Finance, for which he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until 2004. Prior to NorthStar, Mr. Hamamoto was a partner and co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. During Mr. Hamamoto’s tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he initiated the firm’s effort to build a real estate principal investment business under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Hamamoto received a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kyriakos Mihalitsis, Chief Financial Officer

Kyriakos Mihalitsis, our Chief Financial Officer since inception, is a Managing Director in the finance group at Silverpeak. Mr. Mihalitsis has been with Silverpeak since its inception in 2010, having previously been employed by its predecessor, Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 2006, Mr. Mihalitsis was a Manager at EisnerAmper LLC, a full service advisory and accounting firm, where he was responsible for performing and overseeing audits and consulting engagements for both public and private companies, including hedge funds and private equity funds. Mr. Mihalitsis received his B.B.A in Accounting from Baruch College. Mr. Mihalitsis is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mark A. Walsh, Director and Principal of Silverpeak

Mark A. Walsh, one of our Directors since inception, is a partner and co-founder of the Silverpeak family of companies, an alternative investment management firm with expertise in the real estate, energy and credit sectors. He is responsible for Silverpeak’s strategic initiatives and origination activities, and also serves as non-Executive Chairman of Argentic Investment Management, Silverpeak’s commercial real estate lending platform. Before founding Silverpeak in 2010, Mr. Walsh headed Lehman Brothers’ Global Real Estate Group and served as Global Co-Head of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity. During his 20 years at Lehman Brothers, the firm became a leading debt and equity investment platform both domestically and globally. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Walsh was a lawyer where he represented financial institutions in all aspects of commercial mortgage loan origination, workouts and secondary market transactions. Mr. Walsh is also a Founding Member of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Mr. Walsh earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Brett Bossung, Principal of Silverpeak

Brett Bossung is a partner and co-founder of Silverpeak, an alternative investment firm with expertise in the real estate, energy and credit sectors. He is responsible for overall management of the firm and has been involved in all stages of the platform’s development since inception. He also oversees origination, structuring and asset management of all Silverpeak’s real estate investment activities. Prior to founding Silverpeak, Mr. Bossung served as Global Co-Head of Lehman Brothers’ Real Estate Private Equity Group, where he oversaw its private equity and mezzanine lending activities. He worked previously as a senior banker in the firm’s Global Real Estate Investment Banking Group, participating in a broad range of financial advisory/M&A assignments, asset dispositions, IPOs and single-asset and pooled CMBS transactions. Mr. Bossung also spent three years in the Real Estate Equity Capital Markets Group, where he oversaw structuring of equity-related transactions, and coordinated all associated offerings. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Bossung worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Bossung earned his B.A. from Drexel University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Kaushik Amin, Principal of Silverpeak

Kaushik Amin is a partner of Silverpeak, an alternative investment firm with expertise in the real estate, energy and credit sectors. He is responsible for overseeing all energy and credit activities for the platform, including origination, structuring and asset management of all of Silverpeak’s energy activities. Mr. Amin joined Silverpeak from UBS, where he headed the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities (FICC) Americas business. Prior to his role at UBS, Mr. Amin served as Chief Executive Officer of RBS Sempra Commodities. Before this, Mr. Amin served as Lehman Brothers’ Global Head of Liquid Markets. Here he organically built proprietary trading and global commodities and oversaw Rates, FX and Emerging Markets. Previously, he taught for five years at the University of Michigan, with research and teaching interests in asset pricing, derivatives and financial markets. Mr. Amin earned his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, his Master of Science in Operations Research from Cornell University, and his Ph. D. in Finance from Cornell University.

Andrew Richardson, Director

Andrew Richardson, one of our Directors, is currently non-executive Chairman of Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PINE), a REIT focused on the net lease sector, and is also chair of its audit committee. From May 2019 to August 2020 he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Waypoint Real Estate Investments, a private real estate investment firm focused on the U.S. rental housing sector. Previously, Mr. Richardson served as the Chief Financial Officer and President of Land and Development of iStar, Inc. (NYSE: STAR), a real estate investor and developer, and as Chief Financial Officer of Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE), a company focused on ground lease acquisition, management and capitalization from March 2018 to May 2019. Prior to joining iStar and Safehold Inc., Mr. Richardson was the Chief Financial Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) from 2011 to 2016, one of the premier master planned community and large-scale mixed use commercial developers in the U.S. Prior to HHC, from 2006 to 2011 Mr. Richardson served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a publicly traded commercial real estate finance company focused on investment in real estate loans, fixed income securities and net-leased real estate properties. Before joining NorthStar, from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Richardson was an Executive Vice President with iStar Financial Inc. Mr. Richardson also served in various capacities at Salomon Smith Barney, including Vice President in the real estate investment-banking group focused on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital for public and private companies. Early in his career, Mr. Richardson was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a B.B.A. in Business from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Steven R. Hash, Director

Steven R. Hash, one of our Directors, is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Macro Research, LLC, an equity research and trading firm focused on macro research in the investment strategy, economics, and Washington policy sectors, which he co-founded in 2012. Between 1993 and 2012, Mr. Hash held various leadership positions with Lehman Brothers (and its successor, Barclays Capital), including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking from 2006 to 2012, Chief Operating Officer of Global Investment Banking from 2008 to 2011, Director of Global Equity Research from 2003 to 2006, Director of U.S. Equity Research from 1999 to 2003, and Senior Equity Research Analyst from 1993 to 1999. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Hash held various positions with Oppenheimer & Company’s Equity Research Department, including senior research analyst. He began his career in 1988 as an auditor for the accounting and consulting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. He has served as a director of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) since 2013 (and is currently lead director), as a director of The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) since 2015 (is currently non-executive chairman) and as the lead director of The Nuveen Global Cities REIT, Inc., a non-traded REIT, since 2018. Mr. Hash received a B.A. in Business Administration from Loyola University and a M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Judith A. Hannaway, Director

Judith A. Hannaway, one of our Directors, currently acts as a consultant to various financial institutions. Prior to this, until 2004, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Scudder Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Asset Management, as a Managing Director. Ms. Hannaway joined Scudder Investments in 1994 and was responsible for Special Product Development including closed-end funds, offshore funds and REIT funds. Prior to joining Scudder Investments, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Kidder Peabody as a Senior Vice President in Alternative Investment Product Development. She joined Kidder Peabody in 1980 as a Real-Estate Product Manager. Ms. Hannaway has served as an independent director of Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure LLC since 2018, and previously served as the lead independent director of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) from 2015 to 2019, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) from 2004 to 2017 and NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM) from 2014 to 2017. Additionally Ms. Hannaway served as chairperson of the independent committee of NRE, negotiating and overseeing its sale and assimilation into AXA in 2019. Ms. Hannaway holds a Bachelor of Arts from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons College Graduate Program in Management.

SEC Filings

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Edgar Filings