Sr. Associate, Strategy And Innovation, Nuveen Real Estate

Nuveen Investments New York City , NY 10008

Posted 5 months ago

Company Overview:

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies.

Nuveen Real Estate, an operating division of Nuveen, the asset management arm of TIAA, is one of the top five largest real estate investment managers in the world with over $126 billion in AUM. Managing a suite of over 80 funds and mandates spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies, sectors, investment styles and vehicle types, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing. With offices in 26 cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, over 500 professionals and over 80 years of investing experience, the platform offers impressive local expertise coupled with a sophisticated global perspective.

Our investment, asset management and corporate strategies grow from a deep understanding of the structural trends that we believe 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.

Position Summary:

Nuveen Real Estate is seeking to add a Senior Associate to support its Strategy & Innovation team. The Strategy & Innovation team includes members of the research, technology and sustainability teams as well as data scientists who lead our quantitative analytics. The role of the team is to advise the business how best to position itself for tomorrow's world operationally and culturally, helping to grow the business sustainably and responsibly. Strategic advice is provided at the product, investment and asset level as the team explores new approaches to investing, as well as emerging geographies and real estate sectors. This is an exciting, dynamic role offering the right individual to help shape our future business. The role is based in North America but will cover global markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring structural trends across, but not limited to, demographics, sustainability and technology, and their implications on real estate and other real assets

  • Working closely with the Heads of Research, Sustainability and Technology, supporting their development of the Global Strategy & Innovation team, acting as the connective tissue between these three teams, fostering more collaboration

  • Providing advice on new ways of building teams for long term success, to include identifying appropriate skill sets and tools required to remain relevant, and to generate efficiencies

  • Identifying structural drivers of demand for real estate and finding executable solutions for the business to benefit from these

  • Preparation of thought-leadership papers and materials for both internal and external stakeholders

  • Regular interaction with sector and regional heads, and other business leaders, to ensure strategic advice and innovation are being implemented at both fund and asset levels

  • Monitoring industries complementary to real estate for new technologies, emerging business models and social initiatives, and seeking opportunities for effective collaboration

  • Helping develop our knowledge of emerging asset and sector types or locations that will be best positioned in an urban environment that is optimised for demographics, sustainability and technology

  • Supporting the development of impact investment strategies for real estate through the understanding of the changing real estate requirements across the full spectrum of society

  • Advising on the right cultural and corporate environment for long term loyalty and productivity of our teams



  • 7 years of related work experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as real estate, economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, urban planning


  • 8-10 years of related work experience

  • CFA or master's degree strongly preferred

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Familiarity with the suite of Microsoft products

  • Familiarity with commercial real estate fundamentals and the technologies impacting the sector

  • Familiarity with sustainability as it relates to real estate

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

  • Time management and prioritization skills are critical

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1719985
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