James R. Valente ’95 MBA has been appointed to Global Head of Real Estate for MSCI Inc. Mr. Valente has been with MSCI since 2011, where he has managed both the North American client base, as well as the Global Product functions for Real Estate. He has more than 20 years of experience in the institution real estate investment management industry having previously held senior research and strategy positions at BentallKennedy, ING Clarion and SSR Realty. Mr. Valente is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute and a member of the Pension Real Estate Association’s (PREA) Research Affinity Group. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and his research and views on real estate have appeared in both academic and trade publications.
Scott D. Beggs ’94 MBA has joined Basin Street Properties as chief financial officer. Basin Street Properties, a real estate investing firm, has acquired 19 locations involving nearly a million square feet over the past two years.