Asset Management

Innovative Investing

TIAA-CREF Asset Management manages a wide range of assets spanning a variety of portfolios. Learn more about how we implement our innovative investment strategies through these short case studies from around the globe.

A Landmark Investment


TIAA-CREF made its first real estate investments in 1947, and today is one of the largest commercial real estate owners in the nation1 with over $17 billion in real estate assets2. TIAA-CREF’s Global Real Estate investment team seeks to acquire properties that are well-located, well-leased, and possess attractive current cash flows and strong tenant bases. For over 17 years, the organization has diversified its direct real estate holdings outside of the US, actively managing properties across Europe.

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Related Real Estate Stories

Real estate investing at TIAA-CREF builds on the idea of unlocking a property’s generational value. Whereas many other investing institutions focus on the short-term returns of properties, we take a long-term approach.

Through a global real estate portfolio spanning office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties, TIAA-CREF affects millions of people across the world in how they live, work and shop.