Jim Carbone is a Managing Director, Head of Retail Products, Americas for DWS’ Alternatives and Real Assets platform, based in San Francisco. In that role, Jim has responsibility for growing the firm’s retail offerings in the Americas, including a non- traded REIT and a hybrid real estate fund primarily targeting the defined contribution market. Jim began his career in commercial real estate in 1979, gaining experience in the management, brokerage, development, and disposition/acquisition of commercial real estate. He joined the Company in April of 1995 with 15 years of industry experience, with responsibility for transactions in the western United States. In December of 1997, Jim was named partner and in 1998 became a member of the real estate Investment Committee. During Jim's tenure on the acquisition team, he managed or oversaw in excess of $12.6 billion of transactions encompassing over 114.4 million square feet, while also serving as the firm’s Office property type specialist. In 2007, Jim assumed the role of leading the Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions team with responsibility for both growing assets under management and expanding the firm's business platform, and in 2008, Jim Carbone assumed additional responsibilities and was named Head of Global Business Development, a position he held until being named Head of Retail Products in 2012. Jim Carbone remains a member of the Americas Management and Investment Committees. Jim is affiliated with numerous industry groups, including ULI and NAIOP, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries, San Francisco Chapter. Jim holds a BA, Cum Laude, in Economics from the University of California, Davis.