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

Deutsche Asset Management’s Alternatives business today announced that Robert (Bob) 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.

Deutsche AM’s Liquid Real Assets business is a leader in listed real assets, managing real estate investment trusts, listed infrastructure, commodities and real asset strategies. The business has USD 23 billion (as of Sept. 30, 2016) in assets under management across institutional, separate account and subadvisory mandates, and employees based in the US, Europe and Asia.

About Deutsche Asset Management – Real Estate
Deutsche Asset Management’s real estate investment business has been investing in real estate assets for 45 years. As part of the Alternatives platform, this business has approximately 400 employees around the world and $54.4/€48.4 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016, and offers a diverse range of strategies and solutions across the risk/return and geographic spectrums, including core and value-added real estate, real estate securities, real estate debt and opportunistic real estate. The real estate investment business employs a disciplined investment approach and aims to deliver attractive long-term risk adjusted returns, preservation of capital and diversification to its investors, which include governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, retirement plans, and private clients worldwide. To learn more about Deutsche Asset Management’s real estate investment capabilities, go to www.deutscherealestate.com.

About Deutsche Asset Management
With EUR 715 billion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2016), Deutsche Asset Management¹ is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations. Deutsche Asset Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes.

¹ Deutsche Asset Management represents the asset management activities conducted by Deutsche Bank AG or any of its subsidiaries.