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National Real Estate Advisors Hires Kimberly Versace as Chief Compliance Officer

Washington, DC (May 2023) – National Real Estate Advisors (“National”) announces the appointment of Kimberly Versace, J.D., as its new Chief Compliance Officer. Effective immediately, Kimberly will report directly to National’s General Counsel, James R. Difede, Esq., of Difede Ramsdell Bender PLLC, as well as to National’s Board of Directors. Kimberly will be based in the Washington, D.C. office.

“Kimberly’s extensive experience in securities regulatory matters and compliance program implementation makes her the perfect fit for National,” said Jeffrey Kanne, President & CEO of National. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our team and confident that she will make significant contributions to the success of our organization.”

Kimberly joins National from Thompson Hine LLP law firm, where she served as Counsel and advised registered investment advisers, private fund managers, and registered funds on a range of securities regulatory matters. Prior to that, Kimberly served as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel for an emerging markets private fund manager, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s compliance program.

“We are excited to have Kimberly on board and believe that her expertise will help us to enhance our compliance practices and better serve our clients,” said James R. Difede, Esq., Managing Principal, Difede Ramsdell Bender PLLC, National’s General Counsel.

Kimberly holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. from Fairfield University.



About National Real Estate Advisors

National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) is an investment manager developing, operating, and managing commercial real estate projects across the United States. National is focused on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and strong governance practices which seek to create value for investors and benefit local communities. Founded in 2000, the firm constructs investment portfolios of diverse property assets—apartment, office, mixed-use, medical/healthcare, industrial (including data centers), and hospitality.

National is an independently operated subsidiary of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (“NEBF”), a pension trust with assets that are managed by National on a discretionary basis. For more information, please visit