J.P. Morgan Adds Real Estate Strategist

January 11, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets hired John Faust as a managing director and client portfolio manager for Real Estate.

Faust, based in San Francisco, will be responsible for advising U.S. institutions about global real estate investment strategy.  He will report to Michael O’Brien, global head of client relations and strategy. 

Faust joins J.P. Morgan from Legacy Partners Commercial where he led institutional client relations since 2003.  He previously worked in various capacities, including asset management and institutional sales, at Equitable Real Estate/Lend Lease. He has spent more than two decades advising clients about investing in real estate. 

“John’s long experience and exceptional track record in all aspects of real estate advisory and client relations will help investors access the benefits of real estate and diversify their real estate allocations across regions and the risk/return spectrum,” O’Brien said. 

Faust joins a team of more than 400 Global Real Assets professionals that manage $64.5 billion in real estate, infrastructure and maritime assets on behalf of institutional investors.