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James Martha

  • Managing Director, Global Head of Housing
Jay Martha

About James

With over 35 years of real estate investment experience, James is the Global Head of Housing for Nuveen Real Estate. He is responsible for leading a dedicated team of housing sector specialist transaction, asset management and portfolio management professionals in managing and growing the company’s housing equity portfolio, which currently totals over $13 billion and 167 properties across a range of funds and accounts on behalf of various clients. He is a member of the Global Executive Leadership Team and Americas Investment Committee.

Prior to his current role, James was Head of Housing, Americas and head of the CASA Funds, and previously was head of North America Property for Henderson Global Investors, where he worked for 21 years before leading the business’ transition to Nuveen Real Estate.

James graduated with a B.S. in Management from Central Connecticut State University. He holds the Institute of Real Estate Management’s CPM designation and is a two time past president of the Connecticut Chapter. He also holds the CCIM designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). James also holds the FINRA Series 7 registration.