Thomas Garbutt is senior managing director and head of Global Real Estate for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Garbutt is responsible for the organization's Global Real Estate activities both equity and debt including transactions and joint ventures, portfolio and asset management and strategy and research. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of TH Real Estate. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1982 and has 34 years of experience in the real estate finance and investment industries.
Mr. Garbutt holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Binghamton University and an M.S. in Real Estate Investment from New York University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers, The Real Estate Roundtable and The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).