Networking and Breakfast, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Program
Four World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street, 52nd Floor
New York, NY 10007, 54th Floor
Managing Director, Head of US Real Estate
Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC
Sean Bannon has over 20 years of experience leading and executing commercial real estate investment activity in the United States. Based in New York, he is currently responsible for Zurich’s US Real Estate businesses, and is a voting member of the Investment Committee of ZAAM, LLC, the firm’s alternative investment unit dedicated to Hedge Fund, Private Equity and US Real Estate investment. Mr. Bannon joined Zurich in 1997 to help launch the firm’s US direct acquisition platform, and acquired nearly $2 billion of properties – primarily with high grade credit tenants. In 2004, he helped launch the fund of funds program, and invested nearly $1 billion in 40 real estate funds and joint ventures. In 2011, Mr. Bannon authored the current USRE investment strategy, and hired a team of professionals to execute a core, direct acquisition program, which has invested over $1.5 billion over the past four years. The real estate platform now has assets under management in excess of $2.5 billion. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Bannon held various real estate positions with Lehman Brothers and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Bannon holds a BS in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Fairfield University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.