NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RREEF, the real estate investment business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division, announced today that Mark Roberts joined as a Managing Director and Global Head of Research. In this new role, he will oversee the research teams that support RREEF’s global real estate investment process. He is also a member of RREEF's Global Investment Committee. Roberts is based in New York and reports to Kurt Roeloffs, Global Chief Investment Officer of RREEF.
Roberts brings more than 25 years of real estate experience to RREEF. He joins from Invesco Real Estate where he was most recently the Global Director of Research, Chairman of the firm’s investment strategy group, and a member of the Executive & Investment Committees. Prior to Invesco Real Estate, where he held various leadership roles in research since 1996, Roberts was Director of Development/Construction for Club Corp International, a global hospitality company, in Dallas, Texas.
"Mark’s depth of knowledge and perspective on the trends driving the global real estate landscape are highly complementary to RREEF’s legacy of delivering best-in-class market intelligence to clients and investment teams,” said Roeloffs. “He is a leading authority on real estate research and we are extremely pleased to have someone of his caliber join our team.”
Roberts holds an M.S. in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana and attended the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas. He is the incoming Chairman of the Board of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), was the former President of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) and a former member of the NCREIF Fund-Index Subcommittee. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and has authored a chapter for The Handbook of Alternative Investments and contributed several research and strategy papers to the Institute for Fiduciary Education.
RREEF is the real estate investment business of Deutsche Asset Management. During the past 40 years, RREEF has built a leading real estate investing business, with nearly 600 professionals located in 22 cities around the world and $59.4 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011. RREEF employs a disciplined investment approach and offers a diverse range of strategies and solutions across the risk/return and geographic spectrums, including core and value-added real estate, real estate and infrastructure securities, real estate debt, and opportunistic real estate. RREEF aims to deliver superior long-term risk adjusted returns, preservation of capital and diversification to its investors, which include governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, and retirement plans worldwide. To learn more about RREEF, go to www.rreef.com.