Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 27, 2001

Dennis Minami – Charles E. Smith Residential Realty Inc (srw)

DENNIS MINAMI is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. He currently oversees property management operations and marketing services for the company's portfolio which consists of 28,000 apartment units in four cities, approximately 1,600 units under construction or subject to pre-purchase agreements, and the furnished apartment operations. The company and its subsidiaries own, acquire, develop, and manage multifamily residential units in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Chicago, Boston, and Southeast Florida. He is also responsible for the company's corporate financing, including debt and equity, investor relations, accounting, and information systems. Prior to joining Smith in 1997, Mr. Minami was the Chief Financial Officer for Ascent Entertainment Company where he was responsible for an $86 million initial public offering spinoff of Ascent, which had been a wholly owned subsidiary of Comsat Corporation. Formerly, he had served as the Treasurer of Comsat Corporation. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Smith held several positions including Chief Financial Officer at Oxford Realty Services Corporation, which developed and managed a portfolio of over 45,000 apartment units. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a brief overview of Charles E. Smith

Residential Realty?

Mr. Minami: Charles E. Smith Residential Realty was created in 1994 in

an IPO of the company. Its roots