Head of U.S. Infrastructure Partners, CBRE Global Investors
Charles H. Dufresne, Jr.
Head of U.S. Infrastructure Partners
CBRE Global Investors
Charles is the Head of U.S. Infrastructure Partners at CBRE Global Investors, where he leads the build-out of the firm’s transformational infrastructure equity investment strategy into core, public-purpose infrastructure assets on behalf of U.S. public pension plans. As pioneers of the “public-to-public infrastructure partnership” model through the use of asset transfers and tax-exempt debt financing, the group’s transactions seek to revitalize our Nation’s infrastructure while simultaneously replenishing our public pension plans, all while ensuring ongoing public ownership & oversight of public assets for the public benefit.
Charles co-founded, along with numerous public pension CIOs and State Treasurers, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Public Finance (NIPF.org), where he serves as Co-Chair of the Investments & Pensions program.
Moreover, Charles is the past Chairman of the Advisory Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST.org), where he liaises with State Treasurers and senior investment professionals at public pension plans.
Prior to joining CBRE, Charles was a Co-Founder of American Public Infrastructure, LLC. Previously, Charles served as Managing Director with Sciens Capital Management where he was a senior member of the firm’s investment team, a member of the firm-wide Executive Management Committee and actively lead the strategic development, expansion, government relations, and sales for their infrastructure & real assets business. Charles served as a member of the Board of Sciens Sustainable Asset Management. Prior to this, he was a Founding Partner serving as Division President at Tiedemann Investment Group.
Earlier in his career, he was a practicing securities attorney concentrating his practice in representing, and negotiating on behalf of, numerous public pension plans and other institutional investors in capital allocation transactions. He also led the firm’s M&A practice within the alternative investment industry with an emphasis on fund of funds transactions.
Charles graduated from Suffield Academy and matriculated from Emory University earning his BA in Literature & Philosophy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Fordham University.