ING Clarion Names Gilbert as CIO

October 18, 2010 ( – ING Clarion Partners has designated Managing Director David Gilbert as Chief Investment Officer, heading both Acquisitions and Investment Research, effective immediately.

A news release said Gilbert will also sit on the firm’s Executive Board and its Investment Committee.

Gilbert has been a Portfolio Manager with ING Clarion since 2007; he has worked in several key areas of the real estate industry for more than 28 years.  Prior to joining the firm, he spent ten years in numerous roles at JP Morgan Chase, including as the managing partner for private equity real estate at JP Morgan Partners and as the co-chairman of the Peabody Funds, a global real estate opportunity fund co-sponsored by JP Morgan.

In addition, Gilbert was the head of Real Estate at the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) where he directed a broad restructuring of the group’s $6-billion real estate portfolio. 

Gilbert holds a B.B.A degree from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.