LOS ANGELES – September 26, 2018 – CBRE Global Investors announced today that Bernie McNamara has joined the firm as Global Co-Head of Investor Services and Solutions. In addition to his Investor Services role, McNamara will be responsible for the development and management of comprehensive customized portfolio solutions that combine different real asset categories for existing and new investors and distribution channels, working in partnership with CBRE Global Investors’ research and investment personnel.
McNamara, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, joins the firm from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he most recently served as Global Head of Alternatives Investment Strategy and Solutions. In that role he focused on designing, implementing, and managing multi-asset portfolio solutions across alternative investments including global real estate, infrastructure, private equity and other sectors, for institutional and retail investors globally.
McNamara will report to Global Head of Investor Services Mike McMenomy, and his appointment is part of McMenomy’s three-year succession plan.
“Thoughtful strategic succession planning is a high priority for CBRE Global Investors across the platform to ensure ongoing stability for our clients and is a topic we routinely discuss with our investors,” McMenomy said. “Bernie has diverse real assets investment program experience both domestically and internationally across debt and equity, including public and private vehicles. With his experience developing investment solutions to best meet clients’ needs, he will be a valuable asset to our investor clients and our firm.”
McNamara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.