Board of Directors
Born September 22, 1956
Thomas J. Clarke Jr., age 61, has been a director of Reis since September 2010. Mr. Clarke has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Weiss Group, LLC, a leading provider of independent research, since July 2010. From 1999 through 2009, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TheStreet.com, Inc., a financial media company. From 2002 through 2008, Mr. Clarke also served as Chairman of TheStreet.com. From 1998 through 1999, he served as President of Thomson Financial Investor Relations, following the acquisition of Technimetrics, Inc. by Thomson Financial. From 1984 through 1998, Mr. Clarke served in executive positions of increasing responsibility at Technimetrics, a global information company, rising to Chief Executive Officer from 1992 through the company’s sale in 1998. From 1980 through 1984, he served as Operations Manager for McAuto Systems Group, Incorporated, a Medicaid billing processor. He is also a mentor to students at Columbia University involved in the Executive Masters Program focusing on technology. Mr. Clarke received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University. Reis’s board of directors has concluded that Mr. Clarke should serve on the board based on his extensive operating and strategic experience as a senior executive in the information services industry.
Born November 21, 1956
Jonathan Garfield, age 61, has been Executive Vice President and a director of Reis since Reis’s founding by Mr. Lloyd Lynford and Mr. Garfield in 1980. He created the initial applications and the database which contains Reis’s time series data on the property, neighborhood and metropolitan levels. Mr. Garfield led the initial transition to electronic delivery of Reis’s information products by managing the design, production, testing and maintenance of Reis’s flagship product, Reis SE. He oversaw Reis’s corporate reporting, including legal, accounting, audit, tax and financing issues until May 2007. Mr. Garfield graduated cum laude from Pomona College.
Born January 29, 1956
Lloyd Lynford, age 62, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Reis since Reis’s founding by Mr. Lynford and Mr. Jonathan Garfield in 1980. Mr. Lynford served on the board of the Real Estate Research Institute from 1993 to 1997 and served as its President from 1996 to 1997. He has lectured at The Wharton School, Berkeley, MIT, New York University, Columbia University, and Cambridge University. Mr. Lynford graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. Mr. Lynford currently is on the board of directors of Paradigm Tax Group. Reis’s board of directors has concluded that Mr. Lynford should serve on the board based on his extensive expertise in commercial real estate markets and in developing and marketing analytical products to decision makers in the real estate capital markets.
Born February 14, 1955
M. Christian Mitchell, age 63, has been a director of Reis since May 2007. Mr. Mitchell is Vice Chairman of Marshall & Stevens, Inc., a national valuation consulting firm, where he has served on the board of directors since December 2008. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of Grandpoint Capital, a bank holding company located in Los Angeles, since March 2010, where he is Chairman of the audit and risk committee and Lead Independent Director. Since May 2012, Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, a public mortgage REIT, where he is Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees and Lead Independent Director. Beginning in 2013, Mr. Mitchell became a director of Parsons Corp., an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, owned engineering, construction, technical and professional services firm. At Parsons, he is Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and executive committees. In 2013, Mr. Mitchell also became a member of the board of directors of Stearns Holdings, LLC, a leading private independent mortgage company. At Stearns he is Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as a member of the board of directors of two multi-billion dollar bank holding companies – one public and one private equity-sponsored. He served as Chairman of the audit committees for both companies, and as a member of various committees of each company, including the risk, planning, compliance and nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. Mitchell was previously a member of the board of directors of Special Value Opportunities Fund, LLC, a closed-end SEC registered investment company, from 2004 to 2015, where he was also the designated financial expert and Chairman of the audit committee, as well as a member of the transaction committee. Mr. Mitchell has also served as Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”), Southern California Chapter, since 2013 and previously served as President since 2007. In 2017, Mr. Mitchell was elected to the national board of directors for NACD. He is also designated as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” by Directorship magazine. He was an adjunct Accounting Professor at the University of Redlands from 2006 through May 2010 and has been a guest lecturer since May 2010. Mr. Mitchell was with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1977 to 1985 and 1987 to 2003, and served as the National Managing Partner, Mortgage Banking/Finance Companies Practice, from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Mitchell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. Reis’s board of directors has concluded that Mr. Mitchell should serve on the board based on his extensive accounting and finance, banking and real estate finance, and corporate governance experience.
Born November 25, 1963
Byron C. Vielehr, age 54, has been a director of Reis since September 2010. Mr. Vielehr is Group President of the Depository Institution Services Group at Fiserv, Inc. In this role Mr. Vielehr oversees the company’s domestic account processing businesses, which serve banks, thrifts and credit unions. Mr. Vielehr has more than 25 years of technology and financial services experience. Prior to joining Fiserv in 2013, he served as President of International and Global Operations for Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), where he was responsible for all D&B businesses outside of North America and led operations globally. During his tenure at D&B, which began as Chief Information Officer in 2005, Mr. Vielehr held a succession of senior executive positions, including leadership of its North American business, Global Risk Management Solutions, and D&B Sales and Marketing Solutions. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Vielehr was President and Chief Operating Officer of Northstar Systems International, Inc., an enterprise wealth management technology solutions provider, and previously was Chief Technology Officer of various units of Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Reis’s board of directors has concluded that Mr. Vielehr should serve on the board based on his extensive operating and strategic experience as a senior executive in the information services industry.