NEW YORK, November 27 /CNW/ - RREEF Real Estate, a part of RREEF
Alternative Investments, the global alternatives asset management business of
Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division, today announced the appointment of
Sally Blatt as a Director and Portfolio Manager and Alan Purser as Vice
President, Client Relations. Blatt has joined the RREEF America REIT II
portfolio team in the San Francisco office and reports to Kevin Howley, a
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Purser will report to Laura Gaylord,
Managing Director and Head of Client Relations, North America, in RREEF's San
Blatt will assume responsibilities as Regional Portfolio Manager for the
Oregon, Southern California, and Arizona REIT II holdings and will be based
out of San Francisco. RREEF America REIT II is an open-end core real estate
fund with $11 billion in assets.
Blatt has nearly 20 years of real estate leasing and investment
experience most recently as Regional Leasing Director with Equity Office.
Prior to that she was a Project Director with Speiker Properties working on
their publicly traded office REIT and with Catellus Development Corporation as
an Asset Manager responsible for a Northern California mixed-use portfolio.
Purser previously was a Vice President with Buchanan Street Partners
where his primary responsibilities included development relationships with
regional based real estate operating partners. He will be based in RREEF's
Atlanta office and will be responsible for developing and maintaining client
relationships in the Southeast.
"Sally's depth of experience working with some of the country's leading
real estate firms will be of great value to our portfolio management team as
we move forward into a period where strong leasing management will make all
the difference," said Howley.
Blatt earned a BA from Occidental University in Los Angeles. Purser
earned his BA in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.
RREEF North America's activities include real estate and infrastructure
private and public market equity investments ranging from core investments to
higher return/higher risk holdings, including development. Headquartered in
San Francisco, RREEF North America has 86 property management offices
nationwide and property acquisitions offices in San Francisco, Chicago and New
About RREEF Real Estate
RREEF Real Estate is part of RREEF Alternative Investments, the global
alternative investment management business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management
division. RREEF Alternative Investments consists of four businesses: Real
Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Hedge Funds. Headquartered in New
York, RREEF Alternative Investments employs more than 1,400 investment
professionals in 15 cities around the world to help investors meet a wide
range of objectives - from diversification, to preservation of capital, to
long-term performance. RREEF has $97 billion in assets under management
worldwide as of 30 September 2007.
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) is a leading global investment bank with a
strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and
Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key
emerging markets. With 77,920 employees in 75 countries, Deutsche Bank
competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for
demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., member NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, is the
investment banking and securities arm of Deutsche Bank AG in the United
About Deutsche Asset Management
With approximately $798.4 billion in assets under management globally (as
of 30 September 2007), Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division is one of the
world's leading investment management organizations, not just in size, but in
quality and breadth of investment products, performance and client service.
The Asset Management division provides a broad range of investment management
products across the risk/return spectrum.
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