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Mike Sales

  • Chairman of the Board and CEO, Global Cities REIT
  • Head of Nuveen Real Assets and Real Estate
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About Mike

Mike leads the Nuveen Real Estate and Real Assets investment business units.

A veteran real estate investor, Mike brings 30 years of experience and expertise to the role which involves responsibility for Nuveen’s $145 billion Real Assets business. In addition to executive responsibility for Nuveen Real Estate, Mike is accountable for setting and driving strategy across Nuveen’s impact and infrastructure teams and investment specialists - Westchester, Gresham, Greenwood and AGR. He ensures Nuveen delivers investment performance and world-class service that is in line with clients’ expectations

Career highlights include his instrumental position as part of the M&A team that merged Henderson Global Investors’ and TIAA’s real estate platforms in 2014, and the subsequent global growth of that platform.

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.

Mike 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).