John Murray Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate Share Add Download Print Mr. Murray is a managing director and a portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, and is the head of commercial real estate for the Americas. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. at JER Partners. Before JER Partners, Mr.Murray was in commercial real estate development and construction and also served as a combat engineer officer with the U.S. Army. He has 18 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master's degree in civil engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.