Jay serves in a strategic role as head of real assets for Nuveen Asset Management, responsible for the investment process and performance of the firm’s listed real estate, global infrastructure, and real asset income strategies
Jay is the creator of the Global Infrastructure Strategy, which invests in listed infrastructure companies, and has been its lead portfolio manager since its inception in 2007. He is also the creator and lead manager for the Real Asset Income Strategy, which invests in income-generating debt and equity securities from both the real estate and infrastructure segments, since its inception in 2011. In addition, Jay is a lead manager for the Real Estate Securities Strategy, which invests primarily in equity real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has been a manager for that strategy since he joined the firm in 2005.
Jay started working with infrastructure and real estate assets in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a vice president and real estate portfolio manager for Advantus Capital Management and a real estate fixed income analyst at Sit Investment Advisors. Previously, Jay was a development manager for office and office/warehouse products at Welsh Companies and a land use planner at Siemon, Larsen & Marsh in Chicago.
As a firm spokesperson on real estate and global infrastructure issues, Jay has appeared in many media outlets including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg TV.
Jay graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received a B.S. He received a master’s degree in urban planning and public policy from the University of Illinois–Chicago.
Firm tenure for Nuveen Asset Management investment professionals may include years of service at predecessor advisory operations.