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John F. Starr
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Chief Operating Officer, REIT Fund Management
CNL Financial Group

John F. Starr

“Face adversity promptly and without flinching, and you will reduce its impact.” - Winston Churchill


Chief Operating Officer, REIT Fund Management, CNL Financial Group


As Chief Operating Officer of CNL Healthcare Properties and CNL Healthcare Properties II John Starr leads corporate finance, valuation, asset management and the debt capital markets group for CNL’s real estate fund management platform. He also serves on CNL’s investment committee, which is responsible for approving all real estate acquisitions for CNL-sponsored real estate companies. His areas of focus includes developing and implementing strategies to maximize the financial performance of CNL’s real estate portfolios.

Mr. Starr has more than 20 years of experience in portfolio management, lease and loan special servicing and debt markets. Prior to CNL, Mr. Starr was vice president of real estate portfolio management at Trustreet, where he also served as vice president of special servicing and president of a Trustreet affiliate, where he led the resolution and value optimization of distressed leases and loans.


Mr. Starr received Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Florida.