Principal Financial Group appoints Principal Global Investors CEO
Mr. Halter, current CEO and senior executive director of Principal Real Estate Investors, will continue to lead Principal Real Estate Investors while taking on responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Principal Global Investors, including oversight of the following boutiques: Spectrum, Post, Columbus Circle Investors and Principal Portfolio Strategies.
Since joining Principal in 1984 as a commercial real estate representative, Mr. Halter has held several leadership positions within Principal Real Estate Investors before assuming the role of CEO of the boutique.
Mr. Halter is past Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and a member of the Real Estate Roundtable.
Mr. Halter is also a member of the Pension and Real Estate Association (PREA), the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and serves on the Board of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Halter received a MBA degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Wisconsin. ■