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Justin “Biff” Ourso, CFA
- Senior Managing Director, Head of Nuveen Real Assets
About Justin “Biff” Ourso
Biff is responsible for leading and developing the strategic direction and investment execution of Nuveen Real Assets’ business across the agriculture, timberland, infrastructure and impact sectors, which encompasses more than $20 billion in assets under management. He is also a member of Nuveen’s management committee as well as the Global Investment Committee. Biff also participates as a member of the investment committees for Nuveen’s investment specialists in farmland, timberland, and agribusiness and their accompanying investment funds. Finally, he serves or has served as a director on the Board of a number of investment funds and companies in the real asset space.
In prior roles at the firm, Biff served as the portfolio manager for Nuveen’s farmland and timberland portfolios along with the investment teams of those strategies. Biff supported the development of TIAA’s agricultural investment platform since its inception in 2007, helping to grow the portfolio to more than $8 billion. In previous assignments, he conducted privately placed debt underwriting and portfolio management, including management of a credit portfolio in excess of $1 billion.
Biff graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon and International Economics Honor Society. He holds the CFA designation.