Pimco has appointed Jeffrey Thompson, an executive vice president and portfolio manager, to join its commercial real estate team as the firm continues its expansion of its global alternatives investment platform.
In this new role, Thompson will be joining an established commercial real estate platform where he will focus on CRE lending opportunities which is an important area of growth.
He will be based in the firm’s New York office and will report to Pimco’s co-heads of US Commercial Real Estate, John Murray, managing director and portfolio manager and Devin Chen, executive vice president and portfolio manager.
Prior to joining Pimco, he was a managing director and co-head of the Commercial Real Estate Group at Annaly Capital Management where he managed an origination team investing in commercial real estate debt and equity as well as the asset management and underwriting groups. Prior to this, he spent 20 years at GE Capital, investing in and lending to institutional private equity commercial real estate clients.
”Jeffrey brings more than 20 years of experience as an investment professional to our accomplished commercial real estate team, which continues to find significant investment opportunities in this space globally, ” said Murray.
“Pimco continues to look to attract the best investment talent globally and has hired more than 210 new employees this year including more than 40 investment professionals across alternatives, client analytics, emerging markets, mortgages, real estate and macroeconomics,” says Dan Ivascyn, managing director and Pimco’s group chief investment officer.