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By Javier Simon | July 14, 2017
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JPMAM Expands DC Real Estate Team

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Jani Venter as executive director of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Portfolio Management team. Based in New York, Venter will focus on managing and growing J.P. Morgan Global Alternative’s suite of defined contribution (DC) real estate strategies in the U.S., where the firm has more than $3 billion in daily valued real estate assets.

“DC plans are increasingly adopting real estate strategies as they look to provide participants with the diversification advantages that defined benefit plans have enjoyed for decades, and we’re continually expanding our team to address this demand.” says Sue Kolasa, managing director and portfolio manager, Defined Contribution Real Estate, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “With her deep understanding of this rapidly growing space and a passionate focus on improving participant outcomes, Jani was a natural addition to the group as we continue our momentum and serve our clients.”

Prior to her appointment, Venter was an associate partner at Aon Hewitt, where she led the DC real estate research and consulting practice. She holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from MIT and Bachelor’s degrees in Building Science and Architecture from The University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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