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Melissa Reagen

  • Head of Americas Research, Strategic Insights
Melissa Reagen

About Melissa

With 12 years of experience, Melissa leads a team of research and strategy professionals focused on the U.S. direct real estate market. Collaborating closely with Nuveen Real Estate’s Global Head of Research, Melissa’s deep U.S. expertise contributes to our market-leading research capabilities, which inform all investment decisions. Melissa is a member of the Americas Investment Committee, as well as the Global R&D team, which identifies global, regional and structural trends, ensuring our research feeds into every stage of the investment process as well as product development.

Prior to joining Nuveen Real Estate in 2017, Melissa was the Head of Real Estate and Agricultural Research for MetLife Investment Management where she focused on developing and building out the firm’s real estate and agricultural research capabilities. Previously, she was with Aberdeen Asset Management where she created its Americas research platform.

Melissa graduated with a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She serves as Co-Chair of the NCREIF research committee, and is a member of the PREA Research Affinity Group as well as the ICSC North American research task force, and is active in NAREIM and the National Multifamily Housing Council.