Skip to main content
Login to access your documents and resources.
Confirm your location
location select
language select

Steven Bass

Senior Director, Portfolio Manager, Housing

About Steven Bass

Steve Bass is the lead portfolio manager for the Japan Alternatives Living Fund, a specialist strategy investing in senior housing and other alternative living sectors such as student housing, single family, and co-living in Greater Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

Prior to joining Nuveen in 2022, Steve founded AR Capital Advisors, a boutique investment consultancy focused on applications of data science to Japan's living sectors. Previously, Steve led Tokyo-based investment teams and served on investment committees for real estate managers including CBRE IM, AEW and Macquarie Group.  From 2010 to 2018, Steve was a Partner at Orion Partners (acquired by Aberdeen) where he headed a series of value-add funds specializing in Japan’s seniors housing and care sector and served on investment committees covering Korea and China. He entered the industry in 1998.

Steve graduated with a B.A. in economics from Vassar College in New York and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA. He studied economics at Gakushuin University in Tokyo on a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and is fluent in Japanese. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute's APAC Housing Council and Japan Council.

Back to Top