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Todd Blanding, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Todd Blanding, CFA, serves as Chief Investment Officer, and as a voting member of Platform Ventures’ Investment Committee. He is responsible for managing the real estate investment process and product development. Todd has more than 25 years of real estate investment experience.

Previously, he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Essex Property Trust, where he managed a $3.1 billion portfolio of multifamily assets. His experience also includes serving as Vice President of Real Estate Acquisition at GI Partners, where he helped grow equity commitments in the firm’s real estate funds from $750 million to $1.25 billion and sourced more than $200 million in new investments for the portfolio. Todd also served as Vice President of Real Estate Acquisitions at JPMorgan. In that role, he sourced $1.1 billion in investment opportunities and led the formation of more than $600 million in acquisition and development joint ventures on behalf of JPMorgan’s commingled funds and separate account clients.

Todd is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Real Estate and Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated summa cum laude.