Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Buckley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Company since its inception. In addition, Mr. Buckley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Apple REIT Ten, Inc. from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. from 2005 and 2007, respectively, until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. Mr. Buckley served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. and Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. until Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007 and Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007. Mr. Buckley also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Apple REIT Six, Inc. from 2005 until Apple REIT Six, Inc. merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Prior to his service with these companies, from 1999 to 2005, Mr. Buckley served as an Associate, specializing in commercial real estate, with McGuireWoods, a full-service law firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Buckley holds a Juris Doctor degree Cum Laude from the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts. Mr. Buckley is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Richmond Bar Association.