Real Assets

The Real Assets team, led by Chris Longee, invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. We work diligently to maintain long-standing relationships within the current investment portfolio as we continue to expand our global strategy while remaining true to the University’s values and reputation.

Our Real Estate portfolio is invested globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. Our Natural Resources portfolio is also invested globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oil and gas exploration & production
  • Power generation
  • Infrastructure
  • Timber
  • Mining and minerals
  • Agriculture 

We are always interested in discovering new and exciting investment opportunities. We select managers to work with based on proven positive track records whose options align best with our team and the University’s mission.


Real Assets Team

Christopher Longee, CFA
Managing Director
MBA, Babson College Graduate School of Business
BA, University of Massachusetts

Kate Carder
Senior Portfolio Manager
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, Northwestern University

Kristin Staffeldt
Senior Portfolio Analyst
MBA, Loyola University Chicago
BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison