Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> January 19, 2009

Paul H. Mcdowell – Caplease, Inc. (lse)

PAUL H. MCDOWELL is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a Founder of CapLease, Inc. Until becoming CEO in early 2001 and Chairman in 2007, he was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel for CapLease. From 1991 until joining the company in 1995, Mr. McDowell was corporate counsel for Sumitomo Corporation of America, the principal US subsidiary of one of the world's largest integrated trading companies. From 1987 to 1991, he was an Associate in the corporate department at the Boston law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish. He received his JD cum laude from the Boston University School of Law in 1987 and received a BA from Tulane University in 1982. Profile
TWST: May we start with a short history and overview of your company?

Mr. McDowell: CapLease is a real estate investment trust that focuses on

investing in commercial real estate properties