Melissa Bridgeford is portfolio manager of Guggenheim Real Estate International Fund LP (GREI) and a member of the GREI Investment Committee. She is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, due diligence and monitoring of real estate managers as investment opportunities for GREI and managing GREI's investment allocations in conjunction with the GREI Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Guggenheim Real Estate LLC in 2009, she was vice president of acquisitions at Credit Suisse's DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, a $4 billion global real estate private equity fund manager, where she was responsible for underwriting and executing direct real estate investments in the United States and Latin America.
Before that, she served as vice president in Credit Suisse's Real Estate Private Funds Group, responsible for evaluating real estate managers for client selection and managing the marketing process for funds in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Bridgeford is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.