Mr. Garner is a Principal, Investments. Prior to joining CIM in 2003, Mr. Garner worked closely with CIM in various capacities since 1996, which included originating and managing Federal Realty Investment Trust's partnership with CIM. Mr. Garner has been involved in billions of dollars of real estate transactions including the acquisition, joint venture investment, disposition and equity and debt financing of more than 100 properties. He began his career as a C.P.A. in the Washington, D.C. office of PricewaterhouseCoopers and has held various transactional positions with Federal Realty, Walker & Dunlop and The Stout & Teague Companies. Mr. Garner holds a B.S. degree in Management from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business.