PIMCO Taps Annaly's Thompson For CRE Role

Dec 22 2016 | 10:35pm ET

PIMCO has named former Annaly Capital Management executive Jeffrey Thompson as an executive vice president and portfolio manager on its commercial real estate team as the firm expands its global alternatives investment platform.

In this new role, Thompson will focus on CRE lending opportunities and be based in the firm’s New York office, PIMCO said in a statement. He will report to PIMCO’s co-heads of U.S commercial real estate, John Murray and Devin Chen.

Prior to joining PIMCO, Thompson was co-head of the commercial real estate group at Annaly Capital Management. At Annaly, he managed an origination team investing in commercial real estate debt and equity, as well as the asset management and underwriting groups. Beforehand, he spent 20 years at GE Capital, investing in and lending to institutional private equity commercial real estate clients. 

”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 Murray in the statement.

“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,” added Chen.

PIMCO's alternatives offerings span a global range of hedge fund and opportunistic/distressed strategies, including global macro, credit relative value, multi-asset volatility, and distressed mortgage, real estate and corporate credit opportunities. The company, which is a division of German insurer Allianz, manages approximately $26 billion in alternative investments.

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