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- CEO, Nuveen Real Assets
About Mike Sales
Mike leads the Nuveen Real Assets investment business, comprising Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Capital, Commodities and Private Impact.
A veteran real estate investor, Mike brings 30 years experience and expertise to the role which involves responsibility for Nuveen’s $160bn Real Assets business. He ensures Nuveen Real Assets delivers strong financial results for Nuveen and exceeds client expectations for investment performance and service experience.
Career highlights include his instrumental position as part of the M&A team that merged Henderson Global Investor’s and TIAA’s real estate platforms in 2014, and the subsequent global growth of that platform. He also led the acquisition of the Glennmont Partners renewables business in 2021.
Mike is a trusted public voice in discussing key issues and trends within the real estate market. He is well known across the industry for his integrity, results and performance orientation, collaboration and ability to form trusted partnerships with clients, employees and industry stakeholders, at all levels.
Mike’s career began in 1989 as a development surveyor at Morgan Grenfell Laurie, before being appointed to head of the U.K. Investment Agency in 1993. His tenure at Nuveen Real Estate dates back to 1994, when he joined the Henderson property business as an investment manager.
He received a B.A. (Hons) in business studies and an M.Phil. in land management. He is a member associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).