Andy Leicester is a Senior Director with TIAA-CREF organization and a member of the real assets team. Mr. Leicester is focused on upstream private equity energy investments, high yield debt, and select midstream and infrastructure sector opportunities and he maintains a broad network of industry relationships.
Mr. Leicester has over 18 years of industry experience including capital markets positions at Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley. With TIAA-CREF, he has led the sourcing, due diligence, underwriting, and business legal negotiation of over $2 billion of energy and infrastructure transactions. Mr. Leicester also currently supports active real asset portfolio management by monitoring a $1.2 billion portfolio. While at TIAA-CREF, he also held positions in the debt private placements group where he originated over $500 million in debt investments and monitored a $1 billion plus credit portfolio. He is a Board member for TIAA’s wholly owned Polar Star Canadian Oil & Gas Company and a Board representative of a number of other private energy and infrastructure companies, including the Horizon Roads East-Link toll-road in Australia.Mr. Leicester earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from Boston University where he was appointed a Harold C. Case scholar, and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University.