Ian Gleeson is Chief Investment Officer – Global Real Estate Strategies (Direct & Indirect) for CBRE Global Investors. In this role, Mr. Gleeson co-chairs the Global Investment Committee and oversees the Global Real Estate Investments team, directing more than $90 billion of assets under management. Previously, Mr. Gleeson served as CEO and CIO of CBRE Global Investment Partners (“GIP”). He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, GIP Executive Committee and GIP Investment Committee.
Mr. Gleeson began his real estate career in 1993 and has extensive experience investing in real estate funds in Europe, North America and Asia, across the full risk spectrum. He joined CBRE Global Investors in 2008 prior to which he was Head of International Property Multi-Manager, with responsibility for global mandates for Morley Fund Management. Previous to that, he served as Head of Property at the National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland and had been Director of Property Investment Strategy and Indirect Property at F&C Management Ltd.
Mr. Gleeson earned a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin. He is a former member of INREV (the European Association for Unlisted Real Estate Funds) Management Board and chair of the Investor Forum of INREV.