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Robert Perry

President – Americas Real Estate Division and Head of Strategic Partners U.S.

Robert Perry is President – Americas Real Estate Division and Head of the Strategic Partners U.S. fund series for CBRE Investment Management. In his capacity as President, Robert is responsible for all elements of investment execution in the Americas, including acquisition, disposition, asset management, development, redevelopment and asset finance. As Head of Strategic Partners U.S., Robert is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s enhanced return investment activity, including existing and future Strategic Partners funds. Robert leads capital raising, investment and operations decisions, and financing strategy. He is the Portfolio Manager for the CBRE Strategic Partners U.S. Value funds.  

Robert is inspired by the creative aspects of the industry, particularly in private equity, where every investment is a new and unique endeavor. He is fascinated by the long-term impact of the built environment on both users and the wider community that engages with it, often in surprising ways. Bob is motivated by the desire to connect with people and an intense curiosity, which drives his ability to ask the right questions and identify the core elements that comprise a successful opportunity.

Robert previously served as the leader of the North American real estate business for CarVal Investors, a global alternative investment fund manager and a subsidiary of Cargill. In that capacity, Robert was responsible for investment management and implementation for equity and credit investments, capital raising and investor relations. He served as Chairman of the Real Estate Investment Committee for North America and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Robert also has extensive experience in real estate finance. He led the acquisition of large international real estate debt and equity portfolios across the Americas and Asia, leading several public-to-private executions and several initial public offerings in the U.S. and Canada.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) and an active member of ULI and PREA.