Leading Voices Podcast: Karl Polen, From a Music Career to Managing a $40 Billion Fund

The Leading Voices in Real Estate podcast series interviews some of the most successful, interesting, entrepreneurial people who shape our cities and the built environment.

Host Matt Slepin gets to the personal side not often heard from these legends and visionaries, their career stories and advice, and their role in creating vibrant communities with character, beauty, and a high quality of life.


Karl Polen
From a Music Career to Managing a $40 Billion Fund

As a successful musician, playing with Johnny Cash and others in Nashville, Karl Pollen could not have predicted the future of his career path. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer for the Arizona State Retirement System (AZASRS), where he manages investments for a $40 billion state pension fund.