Asset Management

Meet The Professionals

In total, TIAA-CREF Asset Management consists of more than 300 investment professionals, including over 100 portfolio managers with an average of 17 years of investment experience and 10 years with TIAA-CREF. Take a closer look at the people behind the performance.

Ed PierzakEdward 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.

Real Estate Professionals

Suzan Amato

Suzan Amato 

Managing Director
Global Real Estate
Transactions & Joint Ventures

Giacomo Barbieri

Giacomo Barbieri

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

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Margaret Brandwein

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Jack Gay

Jack Gay 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Sanjeev Handa

Sanjeev Handa 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Bill Harrison

William Harrison 

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

Scott Kempton

Scott Kempton

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Derek Landry

Derek Landry 

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

Chris McGibbon

Chris McGibbon 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Laura McGrath

Laura McGrath

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Trevor Michael

Trevor Michael 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Ed Pierzak

Edward F. Pierzak

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

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