RREEF Names Global Head of Research

June 21, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - RREEF, the real estate investment business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division, has announced that Mark Roberts joined the firm as a Managing Director and Global Head of Research.

According to a recent press release, Roberts is based in New York and reports to Kurt Roeloffs, Global Chief Investment Officer of RREEF. He will oversee the research teams that support RREEF’s global real estate investment process, and is a member of RREEF’s Global Investment Committee.

Roberts comes to the firm with more than 25 years of real estate experience. He most recently served as the Global Director of Research, Chairman of the firm’s investment strategy group, and a member of the Executive & Investment Committees at Invesco Real Estate. Roberts previously served as Director of Development/Construction for Club Corp International, a global hospitality company based in Dallas, Texas.

Roberts attended the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas and holds an M.S. in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is also 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. According to the release, Roberts 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.

“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, in the announcement. “He is a leading authority on real estate research and we are extremely pleased to have someone of his caliber join our team.”

Sara Kelly