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Louise Kavanagh

  • Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asia Pacific, Real Estate

About Louise Kavanagh

Louise is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate, based in Sydney, Australia. She sits on the Asia Pacific Real Estate Leadership team and is Chair of the Investment Committee. As a senior leader within the business and member of the Global Executive Leadership team, she is responsible for the Nuveen Real Estate business in the region. Louise joined the firm in 2017 from Invesco Real Estate having been the fund manager for the Invesco Real Estate Asia Strategy since its inception.

Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate, she head of acquisitions and asset management for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank, RREEF Real Estate Asia Pacific. She has also held a number of roles in Australia and Hong Kong.

Louise graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Land Economy and has a Graduate diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She serves as a Global Governing Trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), responsible for representing and serving as the voice of the broad and diverse membership in substantive matters facing ULI in the execution of its mission. Louise is also a committee member of LEAD a Nuveen industry affinity organization leading the dialogue on gender diversity. Awards include being named as one of Globe St’s Women of Influence in 2021.

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