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- Chief Investment Officer, Head of Funds Management, Asia Pacific
About Louise Kavanagh
Louise is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Funds Management at Nuveen, based in Hong Kong covering the Asia Pacific region. She sits on the global executive leadership team and is responsible for the investment oversight and strategy of Nuveen Real Estate’s Asia Pacific platform.
Prior to her current role, Louise was fund manager for the Asia Pacific Cities Fund, establishing the regional flagship open ended vehicle as part of the “resilient” product series. Louise joined the firm in 2017 from Invesco Real Estate having been the fund manager for the Invesco Real Estate Asia Strategy since its inception. Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate, she was a director at Deutsche Bank, RREEF Real Estate Asia Pacific. In her role as head of acquisitions and asset management for Asia Pacific, Louise was responsible for origination, due diligence and monitoring investments across the identified regional markets. Prior to this, she held a number of roles at Investa Property Group, Colonial First State Property and Royal Sun Alliance in Australia and Hong Kong.
Louise graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Land Economy from University of Western Sydney and a Graduate diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She serves as a Global Governing Trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), responsible for representing and serving as the voice of the broad and diverse membership in substantive matters facing ULI in the execution of its mission. Louise is also a committee member of LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development) a Nuveen industry affinity organization leading the dialogue on gender diversity.