The Pacific Institutional Real Estate Forum is an annual closed-door meeting for investment officers and trustees from public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and hospital plans from the Pacific region to learn about institutional real estate allocation strategies. The event is complimentary and open to institutional investors only, with no tickets or entry available to external parties.
Michael T. DiRè is the Director of Real Estate Investments at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. DiRè leads a staff of 19 and a portfolio of approximately $26 billion, including both discretionary and non-discretionary investments. He joined CalSTRS in July 2000 and has expanded the CalSTRS Real Estate program into joint ventures, international investments, and real estate debt. Prior to joining CalSTRS, he worked as a real estate investment specialist for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Prior to joining CalPERS, Mr. DiRè worked for Deloitte and Touche Real Estate Consulting Group, and Liquidity Fund Financial Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate and Finance from California State University—Sacramento, and is a member of NAREIT and ICSC.
Ian Toner Managing Director Verus Investments
Paige Mueller Managing Director RCLCO (U.S.)
Chae Hong Real Estate Consultant Aon Hewitt
Gloria Gil Managing Director, Real Estate University of California Regents
Christy Fields Managing Director Pension Consulting Alliance
Philip Ray Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Texas A&M University System
Jeremy Wolfson Chief Investment Officer Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Employees’ Retirement System
Ron Kumar Investment Officer City of San Jose
Prashant Tewari Head of Global Investment Strategy Townsend Group
Amit Aggarwal Investment Officer- Real Estate Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Don Stracke Senior Consultant NEPC
Christy Gahr Senior Vice President Meketa Investment Group
Emily Johnstone Managing Director AFL- CIO Housing Investment Trust
Ellen Hung Assistant Chief Executive Officer Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System
Brendan MacDonald Partner StepStone Group
Malcolm Goepfert Director of Investments The James Irvine Foundation
Avery Robinson Senior Vice President of Real Assets Callan Associates
Faye Beverett Principal Bard Consulting LLC
2016 Institutional Real Estate Strategy Overview
Real estate fundamentals are still strong six years into an expansionary cycle.
Selecting Outperforming Submarkets
Evaluating local economies on a submarket level, versus a macro-level.
Capitalizing on a Crowded Core Market
Finding investment opportunities in light of solid growth and a foreign buyer glut.
Public vs. Private
Leveraging the liquidity benefits of REITs and the benefits of a largely core-focused security.
Examining the role of core, value-add and opportunistic in your international portfolio.
Fundamental Factors in GP Selection
Understanding how investors currently source and screen managers for real estate vehicles.
|Sponsorship is only available upon invitation and Markets Group reserves the right to refuse sponsorship from any organization or individual deemed by Markets Group to be incompatible with the event. Markets Group forum sessions are closed to all media/press and video/audio recording is explicitly prohibited within the venue.|
Head of US, Canada & European Institutional Real Estate