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2016

Top 30 Real Estate Investors At Endowments

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Real estate is one of the oldest and most reliable asset types in history. For the shrewdest institutional investors like university endowments, real estate can balance overall portfolio risk and produce stable returns over the long term. Presenting the Top 30 Real Estate Investors at Endowments. Gain insights into real estate investing at Trusted Insight Alpha Conference 2017.

Dan Cummings

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate

Harvard Management Company

Daniel Cummings joined HMC in June 2009 as managing director and head of real estate, responsible for the strategy and performance of HMC’s real estate portfolio. Prior to joining HMC, Cummings was a managing director with The Carlyle Group. From 1979 to 2000, Cummings worked at LaSalle Investment Management where he was co-CEO/CIO and a board member of the parent, Jones Lang LaSalle. He received an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Alan Forman is a director at Yale University Investments Office, overseeing the endowment's real estate portfolio. Forman has been in this role for 26 years since 1990. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Kimpton Group Holdings and serves on the Dartmouth College Investment Committee. Forman received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1987 and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1990. He became a CFA® charterholder in 1993. During his heyday, Alan won the Stock Jocks' Silver Slugger award too many times to count.

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Megan Hammond joined Dartmouth in September 2007 as a managing director for the real assets portfolio. Prior to Dartmouth, Hammond was a managing director at Cambridge Associates, where she worked on constructing private equity and hard real assets portfolios in partnership with a broad range of institutions. Hammond graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and earned both an MBA and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Yale University.

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Peter Landaeur is the director of private investment and joined UFICO at its inception in July 2004, originally as chief operating officer. He previously worked the University of Florida Foundation, working with the Investments Committee and a consultant in overseeing the Foundation investments and back office for six years. Peter has a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.

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Jason Love is a managing director at the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), overseeing the endowment's real estate and resource investments. He also takes the lead on direct private investments across multiple sectors. Jason serves as a member of UVIMCO’s Investment Committee and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. Prior to joining UVMICO in 2012, Love spent the majority of his career as a private equity investor and investment banker. Jason received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

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Abigail rejoined Williams College in September 2010 as an investment associate. From 2007 to 2008, Wattley worked in the Williams Investment Office in the role of investment analyst. Prior to Williams, Wattley worked as a senior consulting associate at Cambridge Associates, an investment consulting firm focused on providing investment advice to endowed nonprofits. Abigail received a B.A. in economics from Williams College in 2005 and a MBA from the Harvard Business School in 2010.

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Steven Marsh is managing director at MIT Investment Management Company, where he manages over $1.5 billion in real estate investments. Steven's chief responsibility involves the creation and maintenance of value for the Institute’s endowment and pension funds. Prior to joining MIT in January 2000, Steven was a vice president at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for investment real estate. He received his masters in Business Administration from Babson College and his B.S. from the University of Vermont.

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Edward Creedon is the director of private investments at the University of Illinois Foundation. Before joining the University of IIIinois in 2014, he was the deputy CIO at Maine Public Employees Retirement System. Previously, Creedon worked for Constellation Commodities Group in Baltimore, Md., specializing in structured finance and direct equity investments. Before that, he was a research analyst and project analyst for Boston-based Wellington Management Company. Creedon received an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

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Steve Groves is investment officer at University of Rochester where he is responsible for the endowment's real assets holdings. Previously, Groves worked in the risk department of Manning & Napier. Groves holds a B.S. and B.A. from State University of New York at Fredonia and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

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Joan Thowsen is an investment director at the University of Michigan.

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Amy Diamond is a managing director at Northwestern University. She is responsible for the university endowment’s private investments and real assets portfolio. 

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Alan Arnold

Investment Director, Real Estate

Rice Management Company

Alan Arnold joined Rice Management Company in 2013 as investment director for real estate. Arnold is responsible for the endowment real estate portfolio including direct investments, programmatic joint ventures and commingled funds. For the preceding decade, Arnold served as senior vice president and investment committee member at Lionstone, where he led the six‐member investments team on over 50 acquisitions totaling $1.6B nationally across property types. Arnold holds an MBA from The University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Daniela Carter is the managing director of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania Office of Investments.

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Jonathan Van Gorp is a director at Stanford Management Company. He is reponsible for Stanford University Endowment's global real estate investment portfolio with an aggregated AUM over $2 billion. Gorp first joined Stanford as a senior associate specializing in real estate and natural resources. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Bank of America Securities. Gorp received a BBA from the University of Georgia.

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Since 2003, Michael has been involved in all aspects of managing UCLA's endowment, spanning corporate governance, investment policy, asset allocation and investment selection. In 2011, Mr. Marvelli executed the key startup initiatives involved with the launch of the UCLA Investment Company, the investment advisor to UCLA Foundation’s endowment. Today, Michael focuses on private markets which spans real assets, real estate, private equity as well as credit. Prior to joining UCLA, Mr. Marvelli held various positions with firms in the alternatives space including commercial real estate with The Irvine Company and Prudential Investment Management and senior operating roles at a venture backed startup. Michael graduated from UC Berkeley and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Gloria Gil is managing director of real estate of University of California Regents. Prior to this, she was senior investment officer at LACERA and vice president of TCW Realty Advisors. She has a B.S. in commerce, accounting and real estate from DePaul University.

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Daniel McCollum is a managing director at Brown University Investment Office, managing the university endowment's $3 billion investments portfolio. Before joining Brown University in 2013, McCollum was a managing director at Narragansett Management, L.P. Before that, he worked at Banc of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities. McCollum attended Columbia University and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Brian Patterson is investment manager of real assets at the University of Notre Dame Investment Office, where he manages investments, sourcing, underwriting and structuring in real estate, energy and commodities. Previously, Patterson was an attorney at Verrill Dana and at Goodwin Proctor. Patterson holds a J.D. specializing in Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity from Boston College Law School. He is graduate of University of Notre Dame and is a CFA charter holder.

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Kevin J. Tunick

VP and Managing Director, Private Investments

UNC Management Company

Kevin Tunick is vice president and managing director of private investments at UNC Management Company. Prior to this, he was vice president of private equity at Harvard Management Company. He has an MBA in Finance and a BBA from William & Mary.

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Edward Lewis is the head of real estate investments at The University of Texas Investment Management Co (UTIMCO). Prior to joining UTIMCO in 2011, Lewis was vice president of capital markets at JLL, a real estate investment firm. Lewis received an MBA from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business in 2004 and a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Hunter McCrossin is managing director of private investments at Vanderbilt University. Previously, McCrossin was vice president of Arlon Capital Partners, director at Friend Skoler & Co., investment manager at Duke Management Company and mergers & acquisitions analyst at Lehman Brothers. McCrossin holds a B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Duke University.

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Daniel Feder is managing director of private markets at Washington University in St Louis’ Investment Management Company. Previously, Feder was the managing director of Private Markets for the Sequoia Capital Heritage Fund, and a managing director at Princeton University Investment Company. He has a bachelors’ degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a masters’ degree in economics from Trinity College. He is a CFA and fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel.

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Christopher Longee is the managing director for the real assets portfolio, which is comprised of real estate, energy, and other natural resource investments. Prior to joining the University in 2004, Longee spent five years at the Brown University Investment Office. Prior to Brown, Longee was a senior performance analyst at Wellington Management Company for five years, and held a number of different positions at a Boston-based bank for eight years prior to that. Chris holds an MBA, cum laude, from the Babson College Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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Brian Erickson is director of investments at Boston University, where he is responsible for hedge funds, private equity, private real estate, private television assets and long-only equity managers. Previously, Erickson was executive director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and auditor at Weyerhaeuser Company. Erickson holds a BBA in accounting and finance from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Alice Gould is an investment manager at DUMAC and oversees the private investment portfolio, which includes venture capital, leveraged buyouts, real estate, and natural resources. Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant for technology-oriented businesses. Gould also spent 10 years at IBM, where she managed product development, marketing, and business planning. She has received a B.S.E. from Duke University and an MBA from Duke University.

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Matthew Craig is senior investment associate at Tufts University, where he is responsible for global real assets and domestic private equity and venture capital. Previously, Craig served in various research roles at Cambridge Associates. Craig holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.

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Edyta Riley

Associate Director of Real Assets

Bowdoin College

Edyta Riley is the associate director of real assets at Bowdoin College. Previously, she was the director of development at Hersha Hospitality and also worked at the University of Pennsylvania Office of Investments and Lazard Freres & Co. Riley received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School in 2010 and a B.A. in history and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Samir Sidani

Senior Director of Investments

Ohio State University

Samir Sidani is senior director of investments at Ohio State University, with a focus on illiquid investments for the long-term investment pool, including private equity, natural resources, real estate, infrastructure and private credit. Prior to joining Ohio State in 2016, Sidani led the $9B private equity allocation at the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). He has also worked at National City Bank in the private client group and as an analyst for their private equity and hedge fund of funds. Sidani received a B.A. in economics from the University of Rochester. 

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Angela Clement

Associate Director for Investments

Grinnell College

Angela Clement is the associate director of investments at Grinnell College. She assists with the management of the endowment fund's private investments, including buyout, distressed, venture, growth equity, invention capital, and real estate funds. Clement also oversees the legal matters of the investment office. Clement joined Grinnell College in 2007 as an investment officer. Previously, she practiced law in the private sector for seven years. Clement earned a B.A. from Central College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Roger Vincent is senior investment officer at Cornell University Investment Office, where he oversees alternative assets. Previously, Vincent was partner at Founders Equity, senior associate at The Sprout Group, chief executive officer at RadixOne and analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking. Vincent holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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