Mr. Childers joined Cohen Steers Capital Management Inc. in 2013 and currently serves as senior vice president of the firm, and is a portfolio manager for Cohen Steers real assets strategy. He was with investment industry since 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Childers was a portfolio manager for real asset strategies at AllianceBernstein, where he comanaged a research team overseeing 2.3 billion in assets. Previously, Mr. Childers was an associate in the financial advisory services department of Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Childers has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS from Vanderbilt University. He is based in New York.