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.

Giacomo BarbieriGiacomo Barbieri is a senior director and a member of the global real estate’s transactions & joint ventures team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Barbieri is responsible for leading the U.S. Northeast real estate acquisition team. He has been at TIAA-CREF for over 5 years.

Mr. Barbieri has 15 years of real estate investment experience. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, he was a director at UBS AG, responsible for structuring and managing real estate products offered to UBS’s wealth management clients. Mr. Barbieri was also a director of acquisitions at the Paramount Group, one of the largest privately-held office owners in Manhattan, where he was responsible for all aspects of acquisitions.

Mr. Barbieri holds a double B.A. in finance and in international business from the Stern School of Business at New York University. In addition, he is a member of the Catskill Landowners Association and is a board member of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.

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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