SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- USAA Real Estate and Square Mile Capital today announced the appointments of two new executives to join the platform's Global Investors Group team. Joining as Managing Director, Ione S.V. Wilsmann will serve as the product specialist for Square Mile Capital responsible for overseeing the firm's fund launches, managing the investor relations team dedicated to Square Mile and supporting the capital-raising process for all its product offerings. Jonathan Anthony will serve as Director responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors and their consultants across the entire USAA Real Estate and Square Mile Capital platform.
A 30-year veteran of the real estate investment industry, Ms. Wilsmann joins the platform from U.S. Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund where she served as head of real estate investments. Earlier, she was employed as partner and co-head of real estate at Quilvest and before that as head of new business development at MetLife Real Estate Investments where she started as managing director responsible for regional offices. Ms. Wilsmann began her real estate career at Merrill Lynch and at JPMorgan (and predecessors) where she led regional CMBS commercial mortgage loan originations.
A graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business, Ms. Wilsmann received her B.S. in Commerce in finance from the University of Virginia. She presently serves as treasurer and board member of New York Women Executives in Real Estate and its charitable fund.
With over ten years of real estate investment management experience Mr. Anthony joins the platform from MetLife Investment Management's Institutional Client Group where he was a critical contributor to capital raise and product launch of real estate equity and debt strategies. He previously held similar roles at PGIM Real Estate and a related value hedge fund.
Mr. Anthony received his M.B.A. from Rutgers Business School and earned his B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He holds the FINRA Series 7 (Registered Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) licenses.
Both Wilsmann and Anthony are based in New York City.
About USAA Real Estate
USAA Real Estate provides co-investment, acquisition, build-to-suit and development services for corporate and institutional investors and arranges commercial mortgage loans on behalf of affiliates. The portfolio consists of office, industrial/logistics, multifamily, retail and hotel properties. USAA Real Estate is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial services company, serving military families since 1922. For more information, visit www.usrealco.com.
About Square Mile Capital
Square Mile Capital Management LLC is an integrated institutional real estate and investment management firm based in New York. The firm has an established history of successful investing in commercial real estate at all points in the market cycle. Square Mile Capital's experience supplying flexible debt and equity capital solutions, in diverse property sectors and across the risk spectrum, combined with its integrated national sourcing and investment platform facilitates the creation of value for our investors, partners, borrowers and counterparties. Square Mile Capital's opportunistic equity platform takes a value-oriented approach to its investment activities, with an emphasis on opportunities to acquire or capitalize real estate assets or enterprises that are undervalued, complex or under-capitalized. The firm's commercial real estate debt platform provides customized capital solutions for real estate owners and developers throughout the United States and benefits from the broad investment platform, product expertise and research resources of the combined Square Mile Capital and USAA Real Estate platform. For more information, visit www.squaremilecapital.com.
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