Andy Leicester is a Senior Director with TIAA organization and a member of the real assets team. Mr. Leicester is focused on upstream private equity energy investments, high yield debt, and select midstream and infrastructure sector opportunities and he maintains a broad network of industry relationships.
Mr. Leicester has over 19 years of industry experience including capital markets positions at Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley. With TIAA, he has led the sourcing, due diligence, underwriting, and business legal negotiation of over $2 billion of energy and infrastructure transactions. Mr. Leicester also currently supports active real asset portfolio management by monitoring a $1.2 billion portfolio. While at TIAA, he also held positions in the debt private placements group where he originated over $500 million in debt investments and monitored a $1 billion plus credit portfolio. He is a Board member for TIAA’s wholly owned Polar Star Canadian Oil & Gas Company and a Board representative of a number of other private energy and infrastructure companies, including the Horizon Roads East-Link toll-road in Australia.Mr. Leicester earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from Boston University where he was appointed a Harold C. Case scholar, and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University.