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Shawn Lese

  • Chief Investment Officer and Head of Fund Management, Americas
Shawn Lese

About Shawn

With over 20 years experience, Shawn has broad product and portfolio management responsibilities for Nuveen Real Estate’s ~$90 billion Americas platform. He develops new proprietary investment products focused on private equity and debt strategies and is responsible for the oversight and performance of the U.S. equity real estate portfolio across multiple property types, risk styles and client mandates. He leads a team of seasoned portfolio managers in driving investment performance and partnering with our clients on their current and prospective real estate investments. He is a member of the Global Executive Leadership Team and Americas Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the business in 2015, Shawn served as a managing director on the capital markets team of Grosvenor Fund Management. Shawn has also worked as an officer in Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment banking group. Additional experience includes positions at Lazard, JPMorgan and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Shawn graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College of Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.