PIMCO has appointed Jeffrey Thompson as an executive vice president and portfolio manager in its commercial real estate team, as the firm continues its expansion of its global alternatives investment platform.
In this new role, Thompson will focus on CRE lending opportunities.
He will be based in the firm’s New York office and will report to PIMCO’s co-heads of US commercial real estate, John Murray (pictured), managing director and portfolio manager, and Devin Chen, executive vice president and portfolio manager.
”Jeffrey brings more than 20 years of experience as an investment professional to our accomplished commercial real estate team, which continues to find significant investment opportunities in this space globally, ” says Murray.
“We are excited to welcome Jeffrey to the team. As a tested portfolio manager in commercial real estate and private credit, Jeffrey’s hire further demonstrates the strength of talent and expertise we have at PIMCO,” says Chen.
“PIMCO continues to look to attract the best investment talent globally and has hired more than 210 new employees this year including more than 40 investment professionals across alternatives, client analytics, emerging markets, mortgages, real estate and macroeconomics,” says Dan Ivascyn, managing director and PIMCO’s group chief investment officer.