Steve Hamner is one of the founders of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW), which was established in 2003 as the nation’s only real estate investment trust (REIT) focusing exclusively on hospitals, and helped build it into a leading source of real estate capital for hospitals. Assets are now approaching $10 billion, invested in more than 275 hospital properties across the U.S. and in Europe.
Mr. Hamner has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2003 and as a director since February 2005. In August and September 2003, Mr. Hamner serve d as the Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.
From October 2001 through March 2004, Mr. Hamner was the Managing Director of Transaction Analysis LLC, a company that provided interim and project-oriented accounting and consulting services to commercial real estate owners and their advisors. From June 1998 to September 2001, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Investors Realty Trust, a publicly-traded REIT. For the 10 years prior to becoming an officer of United Investors Realty Trust, he was employed by the accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its predecessors. Mr. Hamner is an inactive certified public accountant.