her extensive experience in structuring equity investments andsenior and mezzanine debt, Menarde has successfully assisted insecuring and arranging billions of dollars’ worth of off-market, tax-advantaged, direct real estate investments. Proving essential to thefirm’s mission, she assists in facilitating and providing capital todevelopers and operators across all asset classes.
Mimi Nguyen strives to excel in allshe attempts as an Asian-Americanwomen who came to the US at justtwo years old. Beginning her industrycareer in high school, Nguyen workedtirelessly within various departmentsto master all aspects of the business.She joined KBS in 2000, and has sincemanaged and closed $7.8 billion intransactions as EVP of underwriting.In addition to sitting on the firm’sinvestment committee board, she creates and implementsmany internal procedures and she spearheaded the firm’s duediligence process. As a highly-dedicated, powerhouse for thecompany, she was instrumental in recently launching the firm’sfirst international publicly-traded REIT; comprising $1.2 billionof 11 assets.
Throughout the past 20 years, MiaPark has worked at prominent consulting firms and banks as a well-respected,accomplished leader. She currentlyserves as executive director with JPMorgan’s asset management group inthe firm’s New York City headquarters.Within her position, Park is responsible for performing portfolio management duties specific to separate USand international investor accounts.
Providing financing for all asset types, she and her team recentlyenabled new investments and re-investments by global fund investors, ranging in size of up to multi-billion dollars. Through herunmatched work ethic and intellect, she serves as a role model toher fellow employees.
Valued for her multifamily expertise,Deborah Peterson Schwartz was promoted within her first year at Baringsto run a closed-end multifamily fund.She has now managed three closed-end multifamily funds for the firm;achieving impressive results for each.She serves as managing director andco-portfolio manager for Barings’ $3.6billion US flagship open-end fund.
Responsible for portfolio strategy, portfolio structure, reporting,valuation and client relations, she recently led the multi-yearrepositioning of the fund, while leading the acquisitions of $150million in new assets and the sale of $450 million in assets in 2019alone, to better position the portfolio.
MAREN R. STEINBERG
With extensive global industry experience, Maren Steinberg co-foundedJCR Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walker & Dunlop Inc., in 2006.
Within her roles as chief investmentofficer and EVP, Steinberg activelydeploys capital while supervisingunderwriting and responsible forinvestment execution and asset management of the firm’s three active private equity vehicles and three activeseparate managed accounts. Under her direction, the firm hassecured $1.2 billion in assets under management and an investorbase of more than 135 unique investor relationships. Steinberg isadditionally a member of Walker & Dunlop’s ExecutiveLeadership Committee and Risk Committee.
Anne-Marie Vandenberg has provenessential to growing RREEF PropertyTrust. As president, COO and a member of RPT’s board of directors,Vandenberg is responsible for theinvestment performance of the publicREIT. Under her direction, the realestate fund, sponsored by DWS Group,achieved noteworthy growth in 2019.
With the addition of several new properties, RPT grew to more than $422
million in assets last year, increasing assets under management bynearly 58% and net asset value by 46%. Prior to leading investment strategy operations as portfolio manager, Vandenberg heldvarious positions within DWS Group; directing large divisions andachieving success.
Elena Walsh has overcome manyunique challenges as the only female inher role at Barings since 2000. Provingherself as a knowledgeable expert,Walsh currently serves as the managingdirector and acquisitions officer for thecompany. She executes acquisitions,including joint-venture developmentand forward purchases, across varioussectors and product types, nationally. In
2019, she successfully secured andclosed $205.8 million in transactions. Furthering team efforts forthe company, she assists other areas ofbusiness by cross-selling and strives toshare her expertise by working closelywith analysts.
Joining TruAmerica Multifamily in
2014, shortly after its inception, TammiWarner has been involved in nearlyevery transaction at the company.Leading property due diligence, debtcompliance and loan coordination,