All eyes are on springtime real estate to see if leases renew. After experiencing COVID-19, are office and residential leases shrinking? Is the work-from-home mentality affecting the market? What are the important considerations real estate investors should take note of for the future? This webinar will explore the new post-coronavirus terrain.
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    Farouki Majeed
    Chief Investment Officer School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS)
    Farouki Majeed joined SERS as CIO in July 2012. Majeed came to SERS of Ohio from CalPERS, where he served as Senior Investment Officer – Asset Allocation and Risk management. Previously, Majeed was the inaugural CIO of the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund of the United Arab Emirates; Deputy Director, Investments, Ohio PERS; CIO Orange County Employees Retirement System; and Investment Officer of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund. Majeed began his finance career in 1980 with the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka, and worked in the Asia Division of Bank of America.
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    Monte Tarbox
    Executive Director, Investments for the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF)
    Monte Tarbox has served as the Executive Director, Investments for the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) since 2013. NEBF has 500,000 participants, 9,000 contributing employers and assets of $16 billion. Prior to NEBF, Monte was CIO at the IAM National Pension Fund. Previous experience included senior positions with investment consulting firms in Chicago, Washington, and Melbourne, Australia.

    Tarbox has a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He served for 16 years on the Board of Investments for the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirement System in Rockville, MD. In 2018, he was appointed as a Public Advisor to the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.
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    Christine Giordano
    Managing Editor, Chief Investment Officer
    Christine Giordano has been managing editor of (Chief Investment Officer’s digital news site) since 2016. The ai-CIO brand was honored with the prestigious Best Media Brand award in 2016, 2018, and 2019 in the Jesse H. Neal Awards.
    A career journalist, prior to joining the company, Giordano wrote in-depth news for daily newspapers and as a staff writer for The New York Times Company, winning the team NYT Chairman’s Award, the Florida Bar’s Grand Prize award, and various first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a fellow of both the National Press Foundation and the American Institute for Economic Research.