Managing Director, Global Head of Global Real Estate Securities
Mark Howard-Johnson, CFA, Managing Director, is Global Head of Real Estate Securities Management. The Real Estate Securities Team is the result of a joint venture between the real estate and fundamental equity groups. His responsibilities include developing and overseeing the Investment Team and its process, as well as the creation of various public real estate securities products to be made available to both the retail and institutional channels.
Mr. Howard-Johnson most recently served as Chief Investment Officer for the Real Estate Securities Team at Building and Land Technology, where he was responsible for launching its real estate securities management effort. Previously, he was global head and CIO for the Real Estate Securities Team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Over his more than ten year tenure, he oversaw the launch of the business and grew it in excess of $5 billion of AUM. Its flagship offering, a U.S. Total Return Strategy, produced top quartile performance while consistently besting its index, averaging nearly 200 bps per annum of gross out-performance over the ten years.
He is an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and sits on the Investment Advisory Council.
Mr. Howard-Johnson earned his BA from Dartmouth College.
Mark Howard-Johnson and Sherry Rexroad, BlackRock’s real estate securities experts, discuss how real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer a hybrid of the benefits of stocks and bonds with the potential for strong returns and dividend income.