Chief Investment Officer, Investments

Mr. Verdi is a member of National’s Management Committee, working closely with National’s President and CEO to oversee all aspects of National’s investment operations.

He is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s investment strategy, including identifying and pursuing highly complex, institutional quality commercial real estate investments. He leads National’s high performing group of investment management professionals and is responsible for evaluating, structuring and executing investment opportunities. Mr. Verdi oversees the implementation of policies and practices governing all investment procedures, including portfolio reviews. He also supports the Managing Director, Portfolio and Asset Management in evaluating National’s portfolio and asset management strategies.

Mr. Verdi is in his 16th year with the firm and previously served as Managing Director of Equity Investments, under the firm’s predecessor, NEBF Real Estate. He was formerly an Associate Director at GE Capital Real Estate and, prior to concentrating on commercial real estate, gained investment banking experience with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. and Prudential Securities.

Mr. Verdi graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences and holds a Master of Business Administration, concentration in Finance from George Mason University. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on the U.S. Council (previously on Urban Development Mixed-Use and currently on Health Care and Life Sciences) since 2008. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a periodic participant in NARIEM roundtable meetings.