Joel E.D. Wells is the Portfolio Manager of the Alpine Emerging Markets Real Estate Fund (AEMEX) and Associate Portfolio Manager of Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (AWP). He joined Alpine in November 2006, after serving as an Equity Research Associate Analyst on the real estate, REITs and lodging team at Wachovia Capital Markets. Prior to that position, Mr. Wells spent three years as an Analyst for WilmerHale in Brussels, Belgium. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, an M.A. from St. John’s College and an International MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.