Jan Mende is a Senior Vice President in Callan's Real Assets Consulting group. She is responsible for strategic planning, implementation, and performance oversight of plan sponsor clients' real assets portfolios. Her role includes the evaluation of managers and their respective real estate products for plan sponsor clients. This due diligence process includes meeting and coordinating with investment managers regarding various strategies, investment processes, track records and organizational structures. Jan focuses on infrastructure and Asian real estate research.
Prior to joining Callan in 2017, she was head of client relations at Capital Dynamics, a global private assets manager. She also held investment management roles at that firm in London, Switzerland, and New York where she was a portfolio manager for a real estate fund of funds and advised clients on global infrastructure portfolio construction and commitment planning.
Jan earned an M.B.A. with a major in real estate and a Master of International Studies with a major in East Asian Studies and Japanese language from the Wharton School & The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a B.A. from the College of William & Mary.