The Townsend Group Appoints Asieh Mansour as Senior Advisor

Asieh Mansour Enhances Global Real Estate Investment Strategy and Macroeconomic Research

Jan 08, 2014, 09:00 ET from The Townsend Group

CLEVELAND, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Townsend Group, a premier provider of global investment management and advisory services focused exclusively on real estate and real assets, today announced the appointment of Asieh Mansour as a Senior Advisor to the firm.  Engaging collaboratively with the Townsend Macro Strategy Committee and senior investment professionals across the firm, Ms. Mansour will contribute to the ongoing development of the Townsend global macroeconomic outlook and investment perspective on real estate and real assets. 

Terry Ahern, CEO and Co-Founder of The Townsend Group, said, "We are very pleased that Asieh is joining Townsend as a Senior Advisor.  Asieh brings deep, global macroeconomic real estate strategy and research to our global investment platform.  She is a widely recognized real estate economist with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities, challenges and risks facing institutional investors in this asset class around the globe."

"I am delighted to begin my working relationship with The Townsend Group and their experienced investment team.  During my career, I have admired their approach to investment research and execution in serving the needs of global, institutional investors with their real estate investment programs.  We share the same goals of seeking the best risk-adjusted investment outcomes for our clients."

Asieh Mansour has over 20 years of experience leading global economic research and strategy.  Most recently, Asieh served as Head of Americas Research at CBRE, managing a 200-member real estate research department, supporting brokerage, capital markets and investment management across the Americas.  Prior to joining CBRE, she was the Chief Economist and Global Investment Strategist for Deutsche Bank's Alternative Asset Management Arm, RREEF, for twelve years. She was responsible for global macroeconomic strategy and shaping both strategic and tactical investments across the asset class.  Across her senior roles, Asieh covered private and public real estate, structured debt and infrastructure as well as advising both internal and external clients on optimal investment strategies.  Ms. Mansour received Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. degrees in Economics from Tufts University and contributes frequently as a speaker and writer on the essential and complex issues of investing in real estate globally.

About The Townsend Group

Founded in 1983, Townsend Holdings LLC (d/b/a The Townsend Group) is a premier provider of global investment management and advisory services focused exclusively on real estate and real assets.  Committed to excellence in investment management and client service, Townsend serves an institutional client base providing custom investment solutions to help meet the needs and objectives of their investment programs. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the firm has offices in San Francisco, London and Hong Kong.  As of June 30, 2013, Townsend provided advisory services to clients who have real estate/real asset allocations of approximately $140 billion ("assets under advisement") and had assets under management of approximately $ 10.7 billion.

SOURCE The Townsend Group