Former office executive as CEO of Equity Office and experienced board director and investor
Richard Kincaid is currently a private investor in various early stage companies, as well as the President and Founder of the BeCause Foundation, a nonprofit corporation. Prior to founding the BeCause Foundation, Mr. Kincaid was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Office Properties Trust, then the largest publically held office building owner and manager in the United States, until its acquisition by the Blackstone Group in February 2007. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Equity Office in 2003, Mr. Kincaid served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Equity Office in 1995, Mr. Kincaid was Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments, Inc., where he oversaw debt financing activities for the public and private owners of real estate controlled by Sam Zell. Mr. Kincaid has served on the board of directors of Rayonier Inc., an international real estate investment trust specializing in timber and specialty fibers, since December 2004. Mr. Kincaid was appointed as Chairman of the board of Rayonier Inc. in July 2014. Mr. Kincaid has also served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts, a mountain resort operator, since July 2006 and on the board of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Inc., the owner of upscale and luxury hotels in North America, since January 2009. In addition, Mr. Kincaid has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund, an owner of office, industrial and retail assets throughout the United States, since September 2012. Mr. Kincaid received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas, and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Wichita State University.