July 17, 2017 — TH Real Estate, an affiliate of asset manager Nuveen and one of the world’s largest real estate investment firms with over $99 billion under management, has appointed Melissa Reagen Head of Research for the Americas region, reporting to Chris McGibbon, Head of TH Real Estate Americas.
Reagen is based in New York City and joins TH Real Estate after four years with MetLife Investment Management where as Head of Real Estate and Agricultural Research she oversaw all research and strategy related activities, with a focus on real estate. Previously, she created the Americas research platform for Aberdeen Asset Management and held a research and strategy role at LaSalle Investment Management.
“All of our investment decisions are informed by our market-leading research capabilities and I’m confident that Melissa is the right person to lead this effort,” said McGibbon.
Reagen will collaborate closely with London-based Global Research Head Alice Breheny. The current Americas research team will report to her, including Senior Directors Tom Park and Shannon Wright.
“We are focused on identifying global, regional and structural trends that inform our long-term strategy beyond market cycles, and Melissa’s deep expertise across US real estate greatly enhances our capabilities,” said Breheny. “In addition to helping drive our investment process, she will provide our clients and partners with excellent insights.”
Reagen earned her Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Econometrics and Statistics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Chicago. Melissa is active in key industry associations such as NAREIM and PREA, serves as the Chair of NCREIF’s Research Committee, and is a member of the NMHC research committee and the ICSC North American Research Task Force.
About TH Real Estate
TH Real Estate, an affiliate of asset manager Nuveen (the investment management arm of TIAA), is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with over $99 billion in AUM (as of March 31, 2017). Managing a suite of nearly 80 funds and mandates spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies, sectors, investment styles and vehicle types, the firm provides access to every aspect of real estate investing. With offices in 20 cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, over 500 professionals and 70 years of investing experience, the platform offers deep local expertise coupled with a sophisticated global perspective. TH Real Estate’s investment, asset management and corporate strategies grow from a deep understanding of the structural trends that will shape the future of real estate and responsible investing beyond market cycles. This ‘Tomorrow’s World’ approach sits at the core of our investment process and business operations, informing our long-term view of real estate investments for the enduring benefit of both clients and society. www.threalestate.com