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Melissa Reagen is Lead Portfolio Manager for Nuveen Real Estate's U.S. Strategic Alternatives Fund. In this role, she is responsible for the portfolio's strategy, investment and financing decisions. Prior to being a portfolio manager, she was Head of Americas Real Estate Research at Nuveen Real Estate and supported all research and strategy related activities with a focus on developing regional and structural trends that inform long-term strategy across the Americas. Before joining Nuveen Real Estate in 2017, Melissa was the Head of Real Estate and Agricultural for MetLife Investment Management where she focused on developing and building out the firm’s real estate and agricultural research capabilities. Prior to MetLife, Melissa spent several years with Aberdeen Asset Management in Philadelphia as Head of Property Research for the Americas. Melissa started her career at LaSalle Investment Management in Chicago. Melissa earned her Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Econometrics and Statistics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Chicago. Melissa is active in key industry associations such as NCREIF, NAREIM, ICSC and PREA.
Taylor Mammen is Chief Executive Officer of RCLCO Fund Advisors (RFA), which advises institutional investors on all aspects of their complex real estate investment portfolios, from strategy development to underwriting and asset management. Taylor helped pioneer this business beginning in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, when several prominent pension funds turned to RFA with the goal to construct better performing and more resilient real estate portfolios, and has grown it to become a highly respected institutional real estate advisor, working with some of the largest and most dynamic institutional investors in the world. In the process, Taylor and RFA have sourced, underwritten, and overseen investments on behalf of clients well in excess of $10 billion. Taylor leads the firm’s institutional investor client relationships and is responsible for the firm’s growth and development, in addition to serving on the boards of clients’ portfolio companies. Taylor is also a member of the Executive Committee of RCLCO, which manages shared resources and oversees overall company strategy. Before helping to build RFA, Taylor joined RCLCO after serving as director of research for a boutique government relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on a public-private initiative to revitalize and “re-knit” downtown Boston in response to the “Big Dig.” He received his Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Urban Land Institute, and is currently on the board of Envision Utah.
Tim Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Research at Clarion Partners. He helps manage the firm’s $56.3 billion of commercial real estate investments, and leads the Research group in supporting the development of investment strategy and advising on portfolio strategy through proprietary analytics and econometric forecasting. He joined the firm in 2006 and is a member of Clarion Partners’ Investment Committee. He is a frequent guest speaker at real estate investment conferences, has published numerous real estate research articles, and has co-authored five real estate strategy books, including Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy (2009), Guide to U.S. Real Estate Investing (2009), Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (2010), Inside the Real Estate Fund Investor (2011), and Real Estate Mathematics (2011). He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on the PREA Research Committee (as Chair), the NCREIF Research Committee, and the Real Estate Research Institute Advisory Board. He holds an MBA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
Suzanne Mulvee serves as Senior Vice President of Research and Strategy at GID and is responsible for creating actionable insights into economic drivers, capital market trends, and real estate fundamentals to maximize risk-adjusted returns across real estate cycles. Prior to joining GID, Mulvee was a Director and Real Estate Strategist at CoStar Portfolio Strategy and PPR. There, she was a consultant to some of the largest investment managers, life insurers, pension funds, banks, and private equity funds in the U.S., providing independent expertise in real estate market, portfolio, and mortgage risk analysis.