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.

Jack GayJack Gay is a managing director and a member of the general account real estate fixed income portfolio management team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Gay is head of commercial mortgage portfolio management and is responsible for developing and implementing commercial mortgage investment strategies and managing commercial mortgage investments including loan workouts and loan sales. The portfolio consists of senior mortgage whole loans, structured subordinate debt transactions such as B-notes and mezzanine loans, and select CMBS rake bond investments. Previously, he was responsible for the organization’s capital markets activities including investments in structured debt transactions and securitization/distribution of commercial mortgage investments. Mr. Gay’s other prior roles include managing commercial mortgage production teams for both the Eastern and Western portions of the US. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2002.

Mr. Gay has 28 years of investment experience. Previously, he worked at JP Morgan Chase in a variety of roles including CMBS lending, real estate asset dispositions and loan workouts.

Mr. Gay holds a BS in finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

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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