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.

Martha PeytonMartha Peyton is managing director and Head of Real Estate Research and Strategy for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Peyton is responsible for providing investment research and portfolio strategy for the fixed-income and real estate portfolios and serves as the analytic interface between investment management, product management and client services.

Ms. Peyton has 34 years of financial industry experience, including positions with HSBC/ Marine Midland Bank's Credit Policy division and Domestic Economics group. She previously taught economics at Fordham University and Manhattanville College and is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE).

Ms. Peyton holds a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University. She is the chair of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Research Committee, a former of the Real Estate Research Institute, and an emeritus member of the International Council of Shopping Centers Research Advisory Task Force.

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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