James Dondero, President

James Dondero serves as President and Chairman of the Board of NXRT. Mr. Dondero is President of NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P., the Dallas-based external manager of NXRT. He also serves as the President and as Chairman of the Board of NexPoint Real Estate Finance (NYSE: NREF) and the Chief Executive Officer of NexPoint Hospitality Trust, (TSX-V: NHT.U).

Brian Mitts, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Executive Vice President

Brian Mitts, CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, EVP-Finance and Treasurer of NXRT; Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President- Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: NREF); and Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of NexPoint Hospitality Trust (TSX.V: NHT.U). Mr. Mitts has served as a member of the board of directors for NXRT and NREF. Mr. Mitts is also a member of the investment committee of NREA, the external advisor of NXRT, NREF and NHT. Mr. Mitts co-founded NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P. ("NREA"), as well as NXRT and other real estate businesses with Mr. McGraner and Mr. Dondero. Currently, Mr. Mitts leads NexPoint’s financial reporting and accounting teams and is integral in financing and capital allocation decisions. Prior to co-founding NREA and NXRT, Mr. Mitts was Chief Operations Officer of Highland Funds Asset Management, L.P., the external advisor of open-end and closed-end funds where he managed the operations of these funds and helped develop new products. Mr. Mitts was also a co-founder of NexPoint Advisors, L.P., the parent of NREA. He has worked for NREA or its affiliates since 2007.

Matt McGraner, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President

Matt McGraner has served as our Executive VP and Chief Investment Officer since March 2015. Mr. McGraner has also served as a Managing Director at NexPoint or its affiliates since May 2013. His primary responsibilities are to lead the operations of the real estate platform at NexPoint, as well as source and execute investments, manage risk and develop potential business opportunities, including fundraising, private investments and joint ventures. Mr. McGraner is also a licensed attorney and was formerly an associate at Jones Day from 2011 to 2013, with a practice primarily focused on private equity, real estate and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining NexPoint, Mr. McGraner led the acquisition and financing of over $200 million of real estate investments and advised on $16.3 billion of M&A and private equity transactions. Since joining NexPoint in 2013, Mr. McGraner has led the acquisition and financing of over $2.3 billion of real estate investments.

Matthew Goetz, Senior Vice President

Matthew Goetz has served as our Senior VP-Investments and Asset Management since March 2015. Mr. Goetz is also a Director at NexPoint and was previously a Senior Financial Analyst at NexPoint from 2014 to March 2017.His primary responsibilities are to asset manage, source acquisitions, manage risk and develop potential business opportunities for NexPoint, including fundraising, private investments and joint ventures. Before joining NexPoint in June 2014, Mr. Goetz was a Senior Financial Analyst in CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance group from May 2011 to June 2014 where he underwrote over $7 billion and more than 30 million square feet of multifamily, office, and retail commercial real estate. In his time at CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, Mr. Goetz and his team closed over $2.5 billion in debt and equity financing. Prior to joining CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance group, he held roles as an Analyst and Senior Analyst for CBRE’s Recovery and Restructuring Services group from September 2009 to May 2011 where he assisted in the asset management and disposition of over 3,000 real estate owned assets valued at more than $750 million. He also provided commercial real estate consulting services to banks, special servicers, hedge funds, and private equity groups.

Dennis "D.C." Sauter, General Counsel

Dennis “D.C.” Sauter, Jr. has served as our General Counsel since February 2020. Previously, Mr. Sauter was a partner in the real estate section of Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP in Dallas, Texas from January 2014 until joining NexPoint in February 2020, where he specialized in acquisitions, construction, financing, joint ventures and complex leasing for REITs, private developers, and institutional investors. Mr. Sauter’s primary responsibility is to manage all of our legal matters, including corporate governance, real estate transactions, and capital markets transactions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He has been a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of Texas since 2001.