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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.

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