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Susan Swanezy has over 30 years of real estate experience, originally as a real estate finance banker and then turning to real estate investment management in 2001. Previously, Ms. Swanezy was a Partner at Hodes Weill & Associates where she was responsible for coverage of institutional investors and consultants in North America and was an integral part of the firm’s expansion into the infrastructure and other real assets business. Prior to this Ms. Swanezy was a Managing Director and Head of Distribution for Credit Suisse's Real Estate Investments Group.  From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Swanezy was a Partner in Deutsche Bank RREEF's Client Relations Group, where she worked with institutional investors across a variety of real estate investment strategies and vehicles. She also spearheaded product development efforts leading to the successful launch of RREEF's global real estate securities business and real estate securities hedge fund. Ms. Swanezy also held senior roles in Deutsche Bank's real estate arm, DB Real Estate, and played a leading role in the firm's acquisition of RREEF.  Until 2001, she was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank's real estate investment banking group, the successor entity to BT Alex Brown, providing both public and private debt and equity related products to REITs, private real estate operators and real estate funds.

Ms. Swanezy is a current member of PREA and WX Women Executives in Real Estate where she was the former President and was honored as WX Woman of the Year in 2014.  She serves on the Board of Directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB).  She is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and lecturer at Harvard Business School.  Ms. Swanezy received a BS degree from the School of Foreign Service (SFS), Georgetown University and currently serves on SFS’s Board of Advisors and the University’s Board of Regents.

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