Edward F. Pierzak is managing director in Global Real Estate Strategy and Research for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Pierzak is responsible for providing investment research and portfolio strategy analysis for the Global Real Estate investment management team and for related businesses of the organization.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in 2012, he was with Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., as chief investment strategist for property, and portfolio manager for the core diversified open-end real estate fund. Prior to that, he was a senior investment analyst at Metropolitan Life responsible for practitioner-oriented research and the development of analytical tools for the general account real estate portfolio. He is a participant in industry organizations including the Pension Real Estate Association and Real Estate Research Institute.
Mr. Pierzak earned a Ph.D. in Finance, M.S. in Finance, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.