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Mark G. Roberts

Managing Director
Crow Holdings

Mark G. Roberts is Managing Director of Research at Crow Holdings, where his primary responsibilities include the development of insights, market research, and commentary on real estate topics of interest to investors, developers, operators, and other industry participants. Mark’s position is shared with the Robert and Margaret Folsom Institute for Real Estate at SMU Cox School of Business, where he extends his expertise into the classroom, teaching market analysis and strategy to undergraduate and graduate students.

Mark, a fellow at the Real Estate Research Institute, a regular contributor to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and a registered architect, has over 30 years of real estate experience. He recently served as Executive Director of the Real Estate Center at the UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business, and he previously served as a Managing Director at DWS Real Estate, where he held several senior leadership positions including Head of Research & Strategy, Alternatives and Real Assets, Head of U.S. Multi-asset & Solutions, and Co-Head of Research.

Prior to joining DWS’s Real Estate in 2011, he served as Global Head of Research at Invesco Real Estate, a division of Invesco Asset Management Limited. Mark was the Chairman of the Board of NCREIF, President of RERI, Chairman of the NCREIF Research Committee, and a member of the NCREIF Fund-Index Subcom­mittee, which developed the NFI-ODCE Index. He initiated and served on the Leadership Committee of the Global Real Estate Fund Index, which is a joint effort of NCREIF (US), INREV (Europe), and ANREV (Asia-Pacific).

Mark holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Insti­tute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana.