The Board of Directors has nominated Stanley J. Olander, Jr., Andrea R. Biller
, Glenn W. Bunting, Jr., W. Brand Inlow and Robert A. Gary, IV, each for a term of office commencing on the date of the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT, Inc. and ending on the date of the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualifies.
Each of Messrs. Olander, Bunting, Inlow and Gary, as well as Ms. Biller, currently serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Andrea R. Biller, age 59, has been a director since June 2008 and has also served as our Secretary since April 2009 and from December 2005 to February 2009.
She has also served as General Counsel of our advisor since December 2005.
She has also served as the General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary of our sponsor since December 2007, and of NNN Realty Advisors, Inc., or NNN Realty Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grubb & Ellis and our former sponsor, since September 2006 and as a director of NNN Realty Advisors since December 2007.
She has served as General Counsel for Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, LLC, or Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, since March 2003 and as Executive Vice President since January 2007.
Ms. Biller has also served as the Secretary of Residential Management and Grubb & Ellis Securities, Inc., or Grubb & Ellis Securities, since October 2008 and March 2004, respectively.
Ms. Biller has also served as the Executive Vice President and Secretary of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT, Inc. since April 2006, the Executive Vice President of Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Advisor, LLC, since July 2006 and as the
Ms. Biller also served as the Secretary and Executive Vice President of G REIT, Inc., from June 2004 and December 2005, respectively, to January 2008, and as the Secretary of T REIT, Inc., from May 2004 to July 2007.
Ms. Biller practiced as a private attorney specializing in securities and corporate law from 1990 to 1995 and 2000 to 2002.
She practiced at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from 1995 to 2000, including two years as special counsel for the Division of Corporation Finance.
Ms. Biller received a B.A. degree in Psychology from Washington University, an M.A. degree in Psychology from Glassboro State University and a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law, where she graduated with distinction.
Ms. Biller is a member of the California, Virginia and the District of Columbia State Bar Associations.
For biographical information regarding Mr. Olander, our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, and Ms. Biller, our Secretary, see “— Information about Director Nominees” above.
Our charter provides that a majority of the directors must be “independent directors.” Two of our directors, Stanley J. Olander, Jr. and Andrea R. Biller
, are affiliated with us and we do not consider them to be independent directors.