Cole Real Estate Investments named Robert Micera as chief investment officer for its office and industrial platform, the firm announced today.

Micera has more than 20 years of real estate investment banking, acquisitions, net-lease structuring, and dispositions experience and is a nationally recognized leader in building stable, high-quality industrial and office real estate portfolios.

The new hire was most recently a principal with Cardinal Industrial Real Estate Services East, where he expanded the firm’s business platform. Before joining Cardinal, he was senior vice president and national head of net lease investments for First Industrial Realty Trust, where he aided in developing the REIT’s single tenant investment program.

He was also chief investment officer for the firm’s $1.4 billion and $425 million co-investment programs with UBS Wealth Management and Kuwait Finance House, respectively.

Micera also worked at Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Securities, and MetLife earlier in his career.

“We are delighted to have Bob join and lead what is becoming an unmatched team of office and industrial investment executives here at Cole focused on stable, Class A properties, leased to high credit quality, brand name tenants under long-term net leases,” said Cole’s president, Mark Nemer. “Bob’s experience, relationships and leadership will help Cole identify and secure the most desired commercial real estate assets in the very best markets across the country.”

Cole Real Estate Investments manages one of the country’s largest portfolios of retail properties, targeting stable, net leased properties under long-term leases with high credit quality tenants in the retail, office, and industrial sectors.

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