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  • Name: R David Kelly

    Degree String (Type, Year): (MBA '89)

    Job Title: Founder & Managing Partner

    Company Name: StraightLine Realty Partners

    Bio: Mr. Kelly has 35+ years of experience in the real estate and financial services sectors. He is the founder and managing partner of StraightLine Partners - an alternative investment platform with investments in real estate and financial services. Portfolio holdings include: Croesus and Company, an international real estate advisory firm with over $500M in AUM; BKL Partners, an alternative lender to real estate developers; Serra Capital; which provides project finance capital to rated governmental and corporate borrowers. David serves on the Croesus and Company board of directors, where he is chairman and CEO; and is lead director on the board for TCW Direct Lending VII; serves on the Board of Directors of Invesco's INREIT; he also serves on the Governing Body of the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He served as Chairman of the $150B Teacher's Retirement System of Texas (TRS) from 2007-2017, appointed by Governor Perry and reaffirmed by Governor Abbott.