American Residential Properties, Inc. Adds Jay Byce as Senior Vice President Investments

Jan 02, 2014, 17:25 ET from American Residential Properties, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ARPI) (the "Company") today announced that real estate industry veteran Jay Byce has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Investments. In the role of Senior Vice President, Investments, Mr. Byce will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Company's real estate investment activities, including sourcing, due diligence and closing.

"Jay is an ideal candidate to lead our investment team and oversee the continued growth of our portfolio," said Stephen G. Schmitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Residential Properties, Inc.  "Jay comes to us from Colony Capital's single-family rental REIT, and he has the experience necessary to manage our national acquisition platform. Jay has spent his entire career in real estate financing, development, acquisition and asset management, which provides a well-rounded perspective on the critical elements of our investment activities. As Senior Vice President, Investments at American Residential Properties, Jay will be working closely with our large and established broker network to source acquisitions, as well as identifying new sourcing opportunities across our key markets."

Mr. Byce has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and joins American Residential Properties, Inc. from Colony American Homes, LLC, where he served as Managing Director responsible for leading asset acquisitions for five regions in Colony Capital's single-family rental REIT. In this role, Mr. Byce managed underwriting, acquisitions and disposition activities for Colony American Homes. In addition, he was responsible for pioneering a Build-to-Rent strategy, resulting in a substantial acquisition pipeline of new properties. While at Colony Capital, Mr. Byce was also a Portfolio Manager for Colony AMC Opco, LLC, where he was responsible for managing more than $1 billion in distressed commercial debt and REO assets with concentrations in hotels, convenience stores, office buildings, retail centers and commercial land. Earlier in his career, Mr. Byce founded and managed Redcoat Inc., a commercial and residential property development company, and also served as a Vice President in the Atlanta Real Estate Division of Regions Bank. Mr. Byce has a B.B.A. degree in International Business Finance from the University of Georgia.

About American Residential Properties, Inc. American Residential Properties, Inc. is an internally managed real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes, that acquires, owns and manages single-family homes as rental properties.

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