Mark G. Roberts has served as a Managing Director and Head of Research & Strategy, Alternatives and Real Assets, DWS since September 2012. In this role, he oversees the research teams that support the firm’s global real estate investment process, providing in-depth knowledge and unique perspectives on the markets, trends and landscape for global real estate investing. Prior to this position, Mr. Roberts was the Global Head of Research at RREEF Real Estate from June 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Roberts has more than 26 years of commercial real estate experience. From March 2009 until joining RREEF Real Estate in June 2011, he served as Global Head of Research of Invesco Real Estate, a division of Invesco Asset Management Limited. From 2003 to June 2011, Mr. Roberts was Chairman of the firm’s investment strategy group and also served as a member of various Executive and Investment Committees from 1996 to June 2011. From 1996 to February 2009, Mr. Roberts was Director of Investment Research. Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate in 1995, Mr. Roberts was Director of Construction/Development for Club Corp International Inc., a global hospitality company, in Dallas, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of NCREIF and was the former President of RERI, past Chairman of the NCREIF Research Committee and a member of the NCREIF Fund- Index Subcommittee which developed the NFI-ODCE Index, an index that currently reports the results of 23 active open ended commingled funds that pursue a stable income investment strategy. He holds an M.S. in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana.