Colony Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced that Darren J. Tangen has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In addition, Mr. Tangen will retain his current responsibilities as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
“We’re delighted to appoint Darren Tangen the Chief Operating Officer of Colony Financial. Darren has taken on increasing levels of responsibility since our initial public offering, and this well-deserved promotion reflects his leadership role within the Company and, along with his retention of the Chief Financial Officer title, more accurately reflects his duties,” said Richard Saltzman, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “All of us look forward to continuing to work with Darren in these capacities as we capitalize on the many opportunities ahead of us.”
Mr. Tangen has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since its formation in June 2009 and as Treasurer since the Company’s initial public offering in September 2009. He is exclusively working with the Company pursuant to a secondment agreement with Colony Capital where he has been a Principal since 2007. Prior to joining Colony Capital in 2002, Mr. Tangen served in various capacities at Credit Suisse First Boston and Colliers International. Mr. Tangen received his B. Comm. from McGill University and his M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar.
About Colony Financial, Inc.
Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate finance and investment company that is focused primarily on acquiring and originating commercial real estate loans and real estate-related debt at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Secondary debt purchases may include performing, sub-performing or non-performing loans (including loan-to-own strategies). Colony Financial has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Colony Financial is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information, visit
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