U.S. Real Estate Securities

Management

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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.

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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.

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Keith Bokota
Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Keith Bokota

Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities

Keith is a portfolio manager for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. He is responsible for analyzing real estate investment trusts; co- manages the U.S. real estate strategy and plays a leading role in our team’s research activities. Keith joined the firm in 2007 as an analyst and moved to his current position in 2013. Before joining Principal he worked as an analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle. Keith received his bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.