Gerios Rovers, Executive Director, is a member of the global investment committee. He has 29 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Rovers, along with Joseph Houlihan, co-founded Houlihan Rovers, a Belgium-based global real estate securities asset manager that was acquired by Cohen & Steers. Previously, Mr. Rovers was a vice president for three years at Security Capital Group in Brussels, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of portfolio strategies. Prior to that, Mr. Rovers was an associate director of GIM Algemeen Vermogensbeheer, a Dutch investment management company, where he managed global real estate securities portfolios for domestic and foreign clients. Mr. Rovers holds a degree from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. He is based in London.