Biff Ourso is a managing director and portfolio manager. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Ourso manages TIAA’s farmland and timberland portfolios along with the investment teams of those strategies. He also participates on the investment committees for global agriculture and timberland strategies managed by TIAA and its affiliates. Mr. Ourso has 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., 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. He is a voting member of TGAM Agribusiness Fund Investment Committee.