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.
Mr. Pierzak joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2012 and has 18 years of real estate investment management experience. His prior experience includes research and strategy, as well as portfolio management roles. At Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., he was 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.