Sam Davis served as the senior vice president and senior managing director of the Private and Alternative Investments Group of Allstate Investments, an investment management subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation. The Private and Alternative Investment Group manages approximately $20 billion of assets, including commercial real estate equity, commercial mortgages, private placement bonds, private equity, project finance, infrastructure, energy, and timber.
Prior to taking on expanded responsibilities for all private assets at Allstate, Davis led the commercial real estate and structured products investment activities. Allstate’s real estate and structured products portfolio was made up of commercial mortgages, commercial mortgage backed securities, residential mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, affordable housing, and equity real estate fund investments. He joined Allstate in 2005 following a 16-year career at John Hancock Financial Services. During his career at John Hancock, Davis was vice president and head of the Real Estate Investment Group responsible for all aspects of commercial mortgage, commercial mortgage backed securities, real estate debt fund and affordable housing investment. He also was responsible for launching a successful commercial mortgage securitization business. Prior to joining John Hancock, Davis worked at Coldwell Banker in the commercial real estate brokerage business.
For nearly 10 years, Davis has been a guest lecturer in MIT Center for Real Estate’s MSRED program. He graduated from Babson College and is a member of the Mortgage Banker’s Association Commercial Board of Governors and the Real Estate Roundtable. Davis is a member of the Board of Directors of The Greater Boston Food Bank.