NEWPORT BEACH, California
(December 21, 2016
) - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has appointed Jeffrey Thompson, an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, to join its
commercial real estate team as the firm continues its expansion of its global alternatives investment platform.
In this new role, Mr. Thompson will be joining an established commercial real estate platform where he will focus on CRE lending opportunities which is an
important area of growth. He will be based in the firm’s New York office and will report to PIMCO’s Co-heads of U.S Commercial Real Estate, John Murray,
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager and Devin Chen, Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager.
”Jeffrey brings more than 20 years of experience as an investment professional to our accomplished commercial real estate team, which continues to find
significant investment opportunities in this space globally, ” said Mr. Murray.
“We are excited to welcome Jeffrey to the team. As a tested portfolio manager in commercial real estate and private credit, Jeffrey’s hire further
demonstrates the strength of talent and expertise we have at PIMCO,” said Mr. Chen.
Globally, PIMCO's alternatives offerings span a range of strategies with more than 100 investment professionals overseeing hedge fund and
opportunistic/distressed strategies, including global macro, credit relative value, multi-asset volatility, and distressed mortgage, real estate and
corporate credit opportunities.
“PIMCO continues to look to attract the best investment talent globally and has hired more than 210 new employees this year including more than 40
investment professionals across alternatives, client analytics, emerging markets, mortgages, real estate and macroeconomics,” says Dan Ivascyn, Managing
Director and PIMCO’s Group Chief Investment Officer.
Jeffrey Thompson is an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the New York office. Prior to joining PIMCO, he was a Managing Director and
Co-Head of the Commercial Real Estate Group at Annaly Capital Management where he managed an origination team investing in commercial real estate debt and
equity as well as the asset management and underwriting groups. Prior to his time at Annaly Capital Management, he spent 20 years at GE Capital, investing
in and lending to institutional private equity commercial real estate clients. Mr. Thompson has a B.A. from the University of Toronto.