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Deputy Commissioner Biography

Joseph A. "Jose" McNeill III is currently the Deputy Commissioner for the State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management (STREAM) team. STREAM is dedicated to operating, managing and maintaining the State's real estate assets, which includes asset management, capital improvements, operational administration, legal review, maintenance, landscaping and fire and life safety programs for a portfolio of 156 state - owned buildings located in all 95 counties.

Formerly a Portfolio Manager for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), he was responsible for the industrial real estate portfolio which encompassed more than 110 million square feet and had a market value of + $6 billion. His successes included privatization of two REIT's, Cabot Industrial Trust $2.2 billion and Centerpoint Properties $5 billion. In addition, he oversaw CalPERS investments in numerous commingled funds including: DB global funds, Hampshire Properties, Market Street Capital, PageMill Properties, Harbert Capital, as well as providing his expertise in real estate to the overall $28 Billion CalPERS Real Estate Portfolio.

Before joining CalPERS, Mr. McNeill worked as a private developer and consultant to commercial real estate ventures including: Summit Commercial, overseeing development at Southport Business Park, a 640 acre mixed use development. Before joining Summit in May 1998, he was a private consultant for four years in project management. Earlier, Mr. McNeill worked for Hillman Properties West as a project manager, responsible for leasing and development of an extensive industrial and office portfolio in the Sacramento area. He also worked for Bechtel Investment Realty Inc. in Northern California and was a portfolio manager for PM Realty Group in charge of the national leasing and development for the Fritz Companies portfolio.

Mr. McNeill is an active member of NAIOP, previously serving as the Sacramento Chapter President, and a member of the National Industrial Education Committee and the Industrial Development I Forum. He is also the owner of McNeill Real Estate and a partner in private real estate ventures. In addition to Real Estate, Mr. McNeill is a four- term president of Tri Valley Little league, a volunteer with NorthBay food and wine jubilee supporting NorthBay hospice and a top fundraiser for the Solano Alzheimer's memory walk.