Gavinet, who has 15 years experience in real estate accountingand finance with national real estate companies and accountingfirms including Los Angeles-based Arden Realty and Douglas Emmett,notes that Younan Properties, in less than seven years, "has becomea leader known throughout the entire country." From 2006 on,Gavinet was executive vice president of finance with DouglasEmmettInc., a REIT that owns office and multifamily properties,where he was a member of the executive team that completed theREIT's initial public offering. From 1999 through 2006, he was asenior executive of Arden, which was a publicly held REIT beforeits sale to GE Real Estate.


From 1998 to 1999, Gavinet served as manager of financialreporting for Westfield America Inc. He began his professionalcareer in 1993 with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a seniorauditor serving privateand publicly traded companies. Younan saysthat his company has had the CFO position open for some time,looking for the right executive for the job. He says the companywas seeking someone to "blend into our aggressive environment, notonly to support our significant growth, but to expedite our visionto be the largest office owner in the US."

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