Mark G. Roberts, CFA, AIA currently serves as the Executive Director of the Real Estate Center at the UT McCombs School of Business and has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to this, he served as a Managing Director at DWS and held several senior leadership positions including Head of Research & Strategy, Alternatives and Real Assets, Head of U.S. Multi-asset & Solutions and Co-Head of Research for DWS. He led the research teams that support the firm’s global real estate investment process which also included developing the firm’s ESG strategy. He also led the portfolio management team responsible for over $2 billion in multi-asset strategies. From 1995 until joining DWS in June 2011, he served as Global Head of Research of Invesco Real Estate. From 2003 to June 2011, Mr. Roberts was Chairman of the firm’s investment strategy group and also served as a member of various Executive and Investment Committees. Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate in 1995, Mr. Roberts previously served as an architect and also Director of Construction/Development for Club Corp International Inc., a global hospitality company. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of NCREIF and was the former President of RERI, and a member of the NCREIF Fund - Index Subcommittee which developed the NFI - ODCE Index. He currently serves on the Leadership Committee of the Global Real Estate Fund Index (a consortium which includes NCREIF, Inrev- Europe and Anrev - APAC) and also serves on the PREA Research Committee. Mr. Roberts holds an M.S. in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is a Fellow of both the Real Estate Research Institute and the Homer Hoyt Institute.