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.

Scott KemptonScott Kempton is managing director and a member of the global real estate’s transactions & joint ventures team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Kempton manages direct real estate investments. He previously served as head of the Strategic Acquisitions team for all U.S. markets. Prior to that Mr. Kempton served as director of real estate acquisitions for the Eastern U.S. and the director of real estate acquisitions for the Western U.S. Since joining TIAA-CREF in 1987, Mr. Kempton has served in several investment production capacities including debt production in the Southeastern United States and Midwest New Investment Units and equity production in the Wholly-Owned Development and Joint Ventures and Acquisition Units.

Mr. Kempton holds a B.A. in economics from Syracuse 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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