- Global Head of Retail
About Manuel Martin
Manuel oversees Nuveen Real Estate’s retail sector platform. He is responsible for leading the company’s dedicated retail sector investment team and overseeing all retail acquisitions, dispositions and asset management.
Previously, Manuel was head of retail for the U.S., overseeing all investment activities and asset operations in a portfolio of 90+ assets. During that period, Manuel restructured major legacy JVs and focused investment activity around mixed-use and necessity retail. He joined the firm in 2008 as the head of Spain and Portugal where he opened the Madrid office and led the firm’s initial expansion into the region. During his time in Europe, he was also involved in launching a Southern European value-add retail fund, in the conception of the Neptune/Neinver venture and in managing the firm’s interest in the Sonae Sierra Strategy. Prior to Nuveen Real Estate, Manuel worked at Unibail Rodamco, repositioning a number of retail assets involving acquisitions and expansions.
Manuel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad de Grenada and an M.B.A. from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto and Bradford University School of Management and is a lecturer at the Madrid IE Business School and a member of the University of Miami Business School Advisory Board.