Global Real Estate Securities

Management

Kelly Rush
Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate Securities

Kelly Rush

Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate Securities

As head of real estate securities, Kelly directs the domestic and global real estate investment trust (REIT) activity for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. He has experience in both separate account and pooled fund management and has been managing real estate stock portfolios since 1997. Previously, Kelly participated in structuring commercial mortgage loans for public real estate companies and the analysis of real estate investment trust issued bonds. He has been with the real estate investment area of the firm since 1987. Kelly received an MBA in business administration and a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Iowa. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of both the Iowa Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute. Kelly’s prior speaking engagements include the Institutional Investor Endowments & Foundations Roundtable, the NAREIT Institutional Investor Forum, the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference.

Simon Hedger
Global Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Simon Hedger

Global Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Simon is a global portfolio manager for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. Based in London, he is responsible for the firm's Europe, Middle East, and Africa real estate capability in REITs and listed real estate securities. Simon has real estate experience dating back to 1978, including extensive time spent in both the United Kingdom and Australia markets as an analyst and portfolio manager. Previous to joining Principal Global Investors in 2003, Simon worked for Domaine real estate funds where he managed the assets of its real estate syndicates and as a senior equities analyst at Prudential Bache/BNP Equities. His background also includes a variety of real estate related roles with Prudential Assurance Company, positions as fund manager for Paladin Commercial Trust, and GEM Commercial Property Trust. Simon received an MBA from the University of New England and is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Property Institute, and the FTSE EPRA NAREIT European Regional Index Committee.

Anthony Kenkel
Global Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Anthony Kenkel

Global Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Anthony is a global portfolio manager of real estate securities for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. He is responsible for portfolio management and risk management across the firm’s REIT and listed real estate securities strategies, including both the Global and U.S. real estate securities strategies. Anthony is also the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income-oriented real estate securities’ strategies and previously led both the firm’s Asian and Americas listed real estate capabilities. Based in Chicago, Anthony previously served in the firm’s Singapore and Des Moines locations. Anthony initially joined Principal in 1997. In 2000, he became a real estate consultant for Arthur Andersen before joining GATX Corporation as a senior financial analyst in 2002. Anthony rejoined Principal in 2005 and his tenure with the firm has been in the analysis and portfolio management of listed real estate securities. He received a bachelor's degree in finance from Drake University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Anthony has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager designations.