Gerald Casimir is a Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate Account for the TIAA-CREF organization. As the Head of the Real Estate Account, Mr. Casimir is responsible for overall portfolio strategy and performance of the account. The account has a net asset value of approximately $21.1B of which approximately $17B represents direct equity ownership in real estate. In his prior position, he was a Managing Director and Head of GRE Asset Management. In that position, he was responsible for the investment management of a portfolio consisting of approximately $32B in real estate located throughout the U.S. and managed a team of 40 real estate professionals. The investment portfolio consisted of about 100 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties and 35,000 multi-family residential units. In previous positions, he was head of domestic acquisitions for the north region and value-add real estate acquisitions and the head of asset management for the north region. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2002.
Mr. Casimir has 29 years of real estate acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management/reporting experience including positions with Eastdil Realty Advisors, and Schroder Real Estate Advisors.Mr. Casimir holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hunter College.