Biff Ourso is a managing director and head of Nuveen Natural Resources. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Ourso leads and manages the Company’s natural resource asset management platform comprising more than $10 billion under management (as of June 30, 2017). He is responsible for developing the strategic direction and execution of the Company’s business plans across the farmland, timberland, and agribusiness sectors. He also participates on the investment committees for farmland, timberland, and agribusiness strategies managed by Nuveen and its affiliates. In a previous role with the firm, Mr. Ourso served as the Portfolio Manager for Nuveen’s farmland and timberland portfolios along with the investment teams of those strategies. Mr. Ourso supported the development of TIAA’s agricultural investment platform since its inception in 2007, and in previous assignments at TIAA, he conducted privately-placed debt underwriting and portfolio management.
Mr. Ourso holds a B.A in Economics from Davidson College where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international economics honor society, and he also is a CFA charterholder.