Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Equity Strategies
Mark Wilsmann is a Managing Director and Head of Equity Strategies for MetLife's Real Estate Group. He was named to this position in 2012.
In his prior position as Head of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Mr. Wilsmann was responsible for the investment strategy and management of MetLife's $40 billion commercial mortgage portfolio and an annual transaction volume of approximately $10 billion. Under Mr. Wilsmann's leadership, MetLife maintained a leading position among life companies in commercial mortgage lending. Mr. Wilsmann also oversaw MetLife's $10 billion wholly owned and joint venture equity real estate portfolio and chaired the Real Estate Investment Committee. During his 22-year career with MetLife, he has directed multiple real estate functions, including portfolio management, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, mortgage production, and mergers integration.
Mr. Wilsmann holds a BA and MBA from Wake Forest University. As a recognized leader in the institutional real estate investment industry, Mr. Wilsmann participates in PREA, Institutional Real Estate Letter Advisory Board, ULI Council Leadership, the Capital Markets Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable, and served on the Board of Directors and Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association.