Jon Cheigh, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Global Real Estate, leads the investment department and oversees the global real estate team, serving as senior portfolio manager for all global real estate strategies. Mr. Cheigh joined the company in 2005 as a REIT analyst and has served as a portfolio manager since 2008. He was named Head of Global Real Estate in 2012 and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2019. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cheigh was a vice president and senior REIT analyst at Security Capital Research & Management. Prior to that, he was a vice president of real estate acquisitions at InterPark and an acquisitions associate at Urban Growth Property Trust, two privately held real estate companies incubated by Security Capital Group. Mr. Cheigh holds a BA degree cum laude from Williams College and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.