Real Estate Expert Joins SMU and Crow Holdings to Provide Industry Research to Region » Dallas Innovates

Mark Roberts brings his real estate expertise to two local organizations.

A member of the Real Estate Research Institute, Roberts was jointly hired by Dallas real estate investment and development company Crow Holdings and the Robert and Margaret Folsom Institute for Real Estate at SMU Cox School of Business as Director of Research .

“It’s a rare opportunity to be part of two amazing organizations at once,” Roberts said in a statement. “I look forward to adding my voice to ongoing conversations in classrooms and boardrooms during this exciting time for real estate investment and development.”

“Informed” overview

With a background in real estate research, finance and architecture, Roberts will conduct market research, develop ideas and provide commentary to investors on topics related to the real estate industry. He will then bring this into the SMU classroom, teaching undergraduate and graduate students about market analysis and strategy.

In addition to his new duties, Roberts is also a regular contributor to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Trustees and a licensed architect. He most recently served as Executive Director of the McCombs School of Business Real Estate Center at UT Austin and has held senior positions in research and strategy at places like DWS Group and Invesco Real Estate.

SMU and Crow Holdings said the hire would bring “unique” and “informed” insight to their organizations.

“The built environment is changing rapidly, and its ability to analyze data, contribute to strategy and comment on the overall real estate investment landscape is of great benefit to us, our investors and our partners,” said Michael Levy. , CEO of Crow Holdings. , in a report.

Crow has raised its biggest fund yet

The announcement comes as the 70-plus-year-old Crow Holdings, which claims to have $24 billion in assets under its management, recently took action. Last month, the company unveiled a “major initiative” to develop a $1.5 billion portfolio of more than 10,000 multi-family units aimed at middle-class families across the United States through the brand of Allora apartments from his multi-family development company Trammell Crow Residential. Last fall, the company announced that it had raised $2.3 billion for its ninth and largest fund to date focused on industrial, apartment and other real estate transactions, primarily in the Sun Belt regions. and Mountain in the United States.

Complete real estate expertise

The Robert and Margaret Folsom Institute for Real Estate was established in 1984. The institute’s executive committee includes executives from companies such as CBRE, JLL Capital Markets, Lincoln Property Company, and Invesco Real Estate.

“Mark is a terrific addition to our institute, and we are fortunate to bring in someone with such a unique background, insightful perspective, and ability to educate and provide thought leadership for the real estate industry” , said Joseph Cahoon, director of the institute. , in a report.

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