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Mark H. Wilsmann

Managing Director


Mark Wilsmann is Managing Director and Head of Equity Investments for MetLife Real Estate Investors. Named to this role in 2012 in conjunction with MetLife’s launch of its institutional investment management business, Wilsmann is responsible for leading MetLife’s $18 billion direct property investment platform, including overseeing portfolio management, acquisitions and asset management activities across eight domestic and two international regional offices, actively participating in investor outreach activities, and chairing the real estate investment committee. His team recently established MetLife’s new flagship open-ended fund, the MetLife Core Property Fund, as well as core/core-plus managed accounts geared toward public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies. Between 2003 and 2012, Wilsmann led MetLife’s commercial mortgage lending business, directing product design, pricing, and origination activities and chairing the investment commitee. Under his leadership, MetLife became recognized as the top life company portfolio lender, generating annual volume of $8-$11 billion. Over his 24-year career with MetLife, Wilsmann held roles in asset management, acquisitions, loan production, portfolio management, field operations, and mergers’ integration. He served on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the leadership of the Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors of the MBA. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he is active in ULI council leadership, and is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, and the Capital Markets Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable. Wilsmann holds a BA and MBA from Wake Forest University.

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate Professionals
    • Finance
      • Lending
        • Life Insurance Co.