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Shawn Lese

  • Head of Product & Solutions, Americas, Nuveen Real Estate
Shawn Lese

About Shawn

Shawn is responsible for developing, structuring and negotiating new proprietary investment products focused on private equity and debt strategies involving various real estate sectors and risk profiles for Nuveen Real Estate. Shawn also leads strategic activities relating to the acquisition and formation of partnerships with third-party platforms and investment teams to augment the firm’s current investment skill set, track record and assets under management, including identification of platforms/teams, due diligence, valuation and synergy assessment.

Prior to joining the business in 2015, Shawn served as a managing director on the capital markets team of Grosvenor Fund Management. Shawn has also worked as a vice president and executive director in Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment banking. Additional experience includes positions at Lazard, JPMorgan and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Shawn graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College of Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.