Last updated: 11:46 / Thursday, 5 January 2017
To Work with David Zonavetch

Deutsche Asset Management Hires Robert Thomas as Co-Head of Real Estate Securities in the Americas

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Deutsche Asset Management Hires Robert Thomas as Co-Head of Real Estate Securities in the Americas
  • Bob will work alongside David Zonavetch, who holds the same position
  • He will be responsible for the co-portfolio management of US real estate securities strategies and the Americas real estate securities allocation within the global real estate securities strategies
  • He will report to John Vojticek, Head and Chief Investment Officer – Liquid Real Assets, and will be based in Chicago

Deutsche Asset Management’s Alternatives business has announced that Robert Thomas will join the firm as Co-Head of Real Estate Securities for the Americas and Co-Lead Portfolio Manager. Bob will work alongside David Zonavetch, who holds the same position. Bob will be responsible for the co-portfolio management of US real estate securities strategies and the Americas real estate securities allocation within the global real estate securities strategies. Bob will report to John Vojticek, Head and Chief Investment Officer – Liquid Real Assets, and will be based in Chicago.

“We are pleased to welcome Bob to the firm and look forward to working with him. His professional experience and the passion he brings for real estate securities investing, including a similar investment philosophy, are a complementary fit for our team,” said John Vojticek, Head and Chief Investment Officer – Liquid Real Assets.

Bob has more than 15 years of experience in the analysis and management of public and private real estate securities. Prior to joining Deutsche Asset Management, he served as the Head of North American Property Equities and Portfolio Manager at Henderson Global Investors. Before this, Bob was the co-head of a four-person North American team and part of a 15-person global team responsible for managing global listed real estate strategies for institutional and retail clients at AMP Capital Investors. Bob also has extensive experience as a senior research analyst covering real estate securities across a wide range of property sectors.

The company recently announced the appointment of Petra Pflaum, as CIO for Responsible Investments, and David Bianco as Chief Investment Strategist for the Americas and Head of Equities in the US.

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