Meet Our Management
Heidi M. Hosmer, President
Heidi is President of SPE Independent Director, LLC. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company, including the administration of more than 800 independent director, manager, and trustee engagements. Prior to joining SPE Independent Director, Heidi was a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. She also spent several years as a mediator helping to resolve legal disputes.
Heidi earned her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law. She earned her BA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in anthropology and double minoring in French and economics.
John R. Hosmer, Principal
John is a Principal of SPE Independent Director. Formerly a senior associate with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP, his law practice focused on capital markets, structured finance, and commercial real estate. While an attorney at McGuireWoods, and prior to that at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, John originated several hundred millions of dollars in loans secured by multi-family, retail, office, hotel, and health care properties through various lenders' permanent loan programs, construction/permanent loan programs, and credit-tenant lease programs for which the lenders' exit strategy was securitization in the CMBS market. As such, he is intimately familiar with special purpose entity requirements and their importance in the CMBS industry. John has been approved to serve as an independent director and manager on large loan originations and assumptions reviewed by S&P, Moody's, and Fitch.
John received his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He earned his BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We employ a panel of highly qualified, independent managers, directors, and trustees. Given our diverse panel, we can meet virtually any lender requirement and any definition of "independent".