Surprises in Stride
PARTICIPANTS (From left)
JACOB WERNER is a senior managing
director within the real estate group of
Blackstone. Operating out of New York
City, the firm’s real estate group has
approximately $120 billion in investor
capital under management.
PAUL A. HUGHSON is executive managing director with C-III Capital Partners,
which manages some $8 billion in
assets. Based in New York City, he serves
as CIO of the firm’s recovery fund series
and as president of its commercial real
estate lending arm.
SARA CASSIDY is a director with AEW
Capital Management, a real estate investment manager with some $70 billion of
assets under management globally, half of
which are in the US. Based in Boston, she
serves as portfolio manager for AE W’s core
funds, which have $9 billion in gross AUM.
JOHN EHLI is co-lead portfolio manager for
RREEF America REIT II, part of DWS,
where he oversees a $13.5-billion core
open-ended fund. Based in is New York City,
the real estate arm of DWS has over $60
billion in assets under management globally.
MICHAEL DESIATO (moderator) is founder
of MGD Consulting LLC in New York.
ERIC SHEPSMAN is a New York City-based vice president with Partners
Group, overseeing US value-add acquisitions. The Swiss investment management firm has $83 billion in AUM globally.
TUBA MALINOWSKI is senior portfolio
manager and head of portfolio strategy
for Stockbridge Capital Group. She
runs the $2.5-billion core fund for the
Atlanta-based firm, which manages
more than $13 billion in US assets.
BRIAN WATKINS is managing director
and head of acquisitions with Clarion
Partners. Based in New York City, he oversees national acquisitions for the firm,
which counts some $46 billion in assets
STEVE PUMPER (moderator) is an executive managing director of capital markets and strategies with Transwestern
PHOTOS: Carmen Natale, ALM
LOCATION: Sofitel Hotel, New York