San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 19, 2010
Grosvenor has named Mr. John T. Roberts, Jr. to the Grosvenor Americas Board of Directors. He will serve as a non-executive director.
Mr. Roberts has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, having served most recently as President of AMB Capital Partners LLC, based in San Francisco, CA. In this position, he raised over $4 billion in equity globally for AMB’s co-investment funds and joint ventures in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Mexico. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets for AMB Property Corporation, the parent company of AMB Capital Partners.
Earlier in his career, he held positions at Ameritech Pension Trust in Chicago, IL, Richard Ellis, Inc. in Washington, D.C., and LJ Hooker International Realty in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Roberts holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a masters in business administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Grosvenor Americas is Grosvenor’s North American operating company active in seven metropolitan areas in Canada and the United States. Its real estate investment and development activities span retail, residential, office, hotel and industrial property types.
Grosvenor is a privately owned property group with offices in 17 of the world’s most dynamic cities. It has five regional investment & development businesses in Britain & Ireland, the Americas, Continental Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific. Its international fund management business operates across these markets. As of December 31, 2009, these six businesses had total assets under management of US$16.4bn. Unusually for a private company, Grosvenor publishes a full Annual Report & Accounts, available at http://www.grosvenor.com.
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