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.

Thomas GarbuttThomas Garbutt is a senior managing director and Head of Global Real Estate for the TIAA-CREF organization. He is responsible for the firm's global equity real estate activities including acquisitions, capital markets sales and financing and portfolio and asset management. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1982 and has 30 years of experience in the real estate finance and investment industries.

Mr. Garbutt is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers and The Real Estate Roundtable.

He holds a B.S. in business administration from Binghamton University and an M.S. in real estate investment 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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