Shawn Veldhouse is the Deputy Director of Real Estate Investments at the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“CRF”). Bringing 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Shawn joined CRF as a Senior Investment Officer in 2015 and he is responsible for evaluating new direct and indirect investment opportunities as well as managing external fund and joint venture relationships. Prior to joining CRF, Shawn worked in various private equity real estate and debt positions with several notable firms including, HQ Capital, Insignia Financial Group, RREEF, and GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Shawn received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. Closed transactions to date exceed $3.6 billion and include direct and joint venture investments in multifamily, office, retail, industrial, and healthcare properties.