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Michael Giliberto, Ph.D., FRICS
External Board Member

Michael Giliberto, Ph.D., FRICS

Michael Giliberto retired in 2010 as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Asset Management, the global investment management business of JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Giliberto oversaw U.S. real estate portfolio management and global strategy and research within the Global Real Assets Group.


Mr. Giliberto is also a director of Empire State Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT. He chairs Hunt’s and Empire State Realty Trust’s Audit Committees. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Real Estate at the University of Washington and has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2007. In May 2016, Mr. Giliberto was appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund. In addition to his board and committee work, Mr. Giliberto has consulted for several large investment management organizations.

Working with John B. Levy, Mr. Giliberto created the Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index and the Giliberto-Levy High Yield Commercial Real Estate Debt Index.

During his corporate career, Mr. Giliberto authored numerous publications about investments and capital markets and spoke frequently at industry events. He served as both Treasurer and Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and held board positions with the Real Estate Research Institute and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. In 1996, PREA’s Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence was given to Mr. Giliberto.

Before joining J.P. Morgan in 1996, Mr. Giliberto was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and Director of Real Estate Research at Salomon Brothers. Prior to coming to Wall Street, he was a professor in the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Before commencing Ph.D. studies, he was Manager of Investment Research at Aetna's Real Estate Investment Department.

Mr. Giliberto was awarded a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Washington, holds an M.A. in Business Economics from the University of Hartford and earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.