Gerald Casimir is a Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate Account for the TIAA organization. As the Head of the Real Estate Account, Mr. Casimir is responsible for overall portfolio strategy and performance of the account. The account has a net asset value of approximately $21.1B of which approximately $17B represents direct equity ownership in real estate. In his prior position, he was a Managing Director and Head of GRE Asset Management. In that position, he was responsible for the investment management of a portfolio consisting of approximately $32B in real estate located throughout the U.S. and managed a team of 40 real estate professionals. The investment portfolio consisted of about 100 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties and 35,000 multi-family residential units. In previous positions, he was head of domestic acquisitions for the north region and value-add real estate acquisitions and the head of asset management for the north region. He joined the TIAA organization in 2002.
Mr. Casimir has 29 years of real estate acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management/reporting experience including positions with Eastdil Realty Advisors, and Schroder Real Estate Advisors.Mr. Casimir holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hunter College.