Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors (FTREA) hired Julie Rost as vice president, private real estate.
As vice president, Rost will be responsible for sourcing of, and due diligence on, private real estate fund investment opportunities in the Americas. She will focus on a wide range of investment funds, from established to emerging managers at various stages of fund formation.
The investment universe for FTREA's private multi-manager platform centers on managers who are targeting market inefficiencies across the different property sectors and geographies. Rost reports to Marc Weidner, managing director of FTREA.
Before joining FTREA, Rost held senior real estate positions with several leading organizations in California. As a director and member of the senior management team of Perseus Realty Partners, Rost raised third-party commingled, discretionary real estate funds as well as capital for the firm's principal investment funds.
As senior vice president with Eastdil Secured, she opened the firm's Sacramento office as well as joined the private equity team focused on major commercial real estate equity, private fund structuring, joint ventures and structured finance transactions.
Rost was also a real estate investment officer with California Public Employees' Retirement System.
FTREA is the global real estate investment arm of Franklin Templeton Investments.