Douglas A. Schwartz, managing director, is Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate Americas at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, responsible for all transactions and asset management on the platform. Doug is a voting member of the Investment Committee and sits on the America’s Management Committee as well as the Risk and Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Carr Properties. Previously, Doug was portfolio manager of JPMCB Special Situation Property Fund, an open-end, value added real estate fund. Prior to this role, he was head of real estate acquisitions for the West Coast with responsibility for sourcing, underwriting and closing office, industrial, retail and multi-family transactions for all of J.P. Morgan’s U.S. real estate funds. His 23 years in the industry have included roles in transactions, asset management, development management, research, risk management, and capital-raising. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, he held real estate investment roles with Lowe Enterprises, Bristol Group and Sedway & Associates. Doug earned his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Doug is a ULI IOPC chair.