ABOUT Our People

Meet Our Regional Leaders

Jeff Furber
CEO and Chairman

Global

Mr. Furber is the Chief Executive Officer of AEW Capital Management and Chairman of AEW Europe. As one of the world's leading real estate investment advisors, AEW currently manages $75 billion of real estate assets and securities on behalf of a global client base of public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and high net worth investors. Mr. Furber has oversight responsibility for all of AEW’s operating business units in the United States, Europe and Asia. He chairs AEW Capital Management’s Management Committee, which is responsible for AEW’s strategic direction and for managing the firm’s resources and is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of the firm's Investment Committees in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Furber has 33 years of real estate investment experience, including 20 years in his capacity as CEO of AEW. He joined AEW in 1997 from Winthrop Financial Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Advisors, where he served as Managing Director of Winthrop and as President of Winthrop Management. In these capacities, he was responsible for acquisitions, asset management and capital markets activity, including the sourcing of equity and mezzanine debt investments. Mr. Furber is a member of the Board of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) and Boston Children's Hospital Trust. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.

Rob Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer

Europe

Rob Wilkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of AEW in Europe with overall responsibility for management and strategy, and is Chairman of AEW's European Investment Committee. Since joining AEW in 2009, Rob has overseen over €15bn of transactions across separate accounts and funds and has been actively involved in the management of the private equity funds. Prior to being appointed CEO of the firm in 2014, Rob held the position of Chief Investment Officer at AEW. Rob was previously Managing Director at the Goodman Group with responsibility for the development, structuring and equity raising for new and existing funds. Rob has over 25 years of real estate and financial services experience, holds a degree in Law from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified chartered accountant.

David Schaefer
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

David Schaefer serves as Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, and Senior Portfolio Manager for AEW Value Investors Asia III L.P. He is a member of the AEW Asia Investment Committee as well as AEW's Management Committee. He has over 28 years of real estate investment experience in the Asia Pacific region. Prior roles include the Head of Asia Pacific at Citi Property Investors, where he created Citi’s first Pan-Asia real estate opportunity fund, the $1.3 billion CPI Capital Partners Asia Pacific, L.P. Prior to Citi, he was Head of Property-Asia for Macquarie Bank, and Senior Advisor to the Schroder Asian Properties fund. David has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Senior Executive Team

Michael Acton
Head of Research

North America

Mike Acton, CFA, is a Managing Director of the firm and AEW’s Head of Research with responsibility for directing the activities of AEW Research, the firm’s in-house research group. He works closely with the Fund’s investment management team in the development of the Fund’s investment strategy and criteria. Mr. Acton joined the firm in 1990 and has 33 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster. He is a standing member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Risk Management Committee. The resources of AEW Research are an integral part of AEW’s investment process and Mr. Acton works closely with senior professionals in all areas of the firm to develop investment strategies that match clients’ risk/reward objectives with market opportunities. Mr. Acton is also a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, he was with DRI/McGraw-Hill where he managed the Metropolitan Area Forecasting Service. He is a graduate of Bates College (B.A.) and a CFA charterholder.

Serge Bataillie
Chief Financial Officer

Europe

Serge Bataillie is the Chief Financial Officer of AEW in Europe, based in Paris. His responsibilities include corporate finance, financial reporting, insurance, risk management and legal. Serge previously held the position of CEO of AEW Europe SGP and NAMI-AEW Europe, and from 2005 to 2008 he co-ordinated AEW's local Platform in Luxembourg. He has over 30 years experience in finance and real estate. Serge joined AEW from Caisse des Dépôts in 1999 as a specialist in asset management on behalf of institutional clients. Serge graduated from ESC Amiens.

Anne Bergeron
Head of Human Resources

Europe

Anne Bergeron is a Managing Director, Head of Human Resources at AEW and has over 25 years of experience, joining AEW in 2011 from Natixis. She is responsible for recruitment management and for the coordination and implementation of HR processes, including the appraisal, compensation and promotion process. Prior to joining AEW, Anne was Director of Human Resources in Asia Pacific for Natixis, with 17 years previous HR experience at Capgemini. Anne holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Orsay and a postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Rennes.

Stephan Boenning
Head of Germany and Central Europe

Europe

Stephan Boenning is the Managing Director and Head of Germany and Central Europe, based in Düsseldorf. Stephan is responsible for all German and Central Europe business activities, including investments, asset management and fund management. Stephan has been working in the real estate industry for 27 years and prior to joining AEW, he held various senior level positions. He was Managing Director of AXA Investment Managers and Aachener Grundvermögen, both German Kapitalanlagegesellschaft, where he was in charge of real estate investments and fund management. Stephan is a graduate of the Fachhochschule Nuertingen.

Raphael Brault
Head of Institutional Business

Europe

Raphael Brault is Head of Institutional Business, based in Paris. His responsibilities include the strategic direction and oversight of the firm's separate account mandates and funds managed from the Paris office. Raphael is also responsible for the investment and management of these funds/mandates as well as further developing AEW's real estate platform in France. Raphael joined AEW from Acofi-Alms where he launched the firm's debt fund platform and prior to this he spent 12 years with Morgan Stanley in Paris. Raphael graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Marc Davidson
AEW Partners Funds

North America

Marc Davidson is a Managing Director at AEW and the Portfolio Manager for the AEW Partners Funds, a series of opportunistic (real estate) private equity funds sponsored by AEW. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the Fund’s resources, strategic direction, investment strategy and portfolio management. Mr. Davidson joined AEW in 1995, became Portfolio Manager for the AEW Partners Funds in 1999 and was appointed head of the AEW Partners Group in 2004. Mr. Davidson is also a member of AEW’s Management Committee, Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. He has over 36 years of experience in real estate portfolio and asset management, investment acquisition and structuring, property management and development, including extensive experience working with national developers and large institutional property owners. Prior to joining AEW, Mr. Davidson worked at Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Manager in the Real Estate and Reorganization Groups, where his areas of expertise included financial analysis and planning, forecasting, development of internal management controls, deal structuring, and investment analysis. Prior to that he served as a commercial real estate controller at several real estate development and management companies, including Winthrop Management, The Linpro Company and Charter Development Company. Mr. Davidson is a graduate of Bentley College (B.S.).

James Finnegan
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

North America

Jay Finnegan is a Managing Director and AEW’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. He is a member of AEW’s Management Committee, Investment Committee, Risk Management Committee, Audit Committee and Compliance Committee. He has 32 years of legal experience, including private practice with major New York City (Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy) and Boston (Ropes & Gray) law firms. Jay joined AEW in 1993 and has been actively involved in all aspects of AEW’s investment activities, including the creation and implementation of real estate investment and portfolio management strategies for institutional investors. He is a member of the General Counsel section of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A. - Economics) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D.).

Pamela Herbst
AEW Direct Investment Group

North America

Pam Herbst is a Managing Director at AEW and Head of the Direct Investment Group. As the Head of AEW’s Direct Investment Group, she is responsible for all of the firm’s investment activities on behalf of core and value-added clients. In this capacity, she oversees the investment activity of approximately $28.9 billion of gross assets (as of June 30, 2018) invested in nearly all property types including new investment transactions totaling approximately $2 billion/year. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. Over her 35 year career with AEW, Pam has served in a variety of roles that have encompassed asset management, portfolio management and acquisitions. In addition to holding a number of industry certifications, she is former Chair and Board member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), past Treasurer of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks (NAIOP), an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where she has served as a Trustee, a member on the Awards for Excellence Committee, a council chair, and ULI’s Investment Committee. She also served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Real Estate Committee for The Home for Little Wanderers, the oldest family service organization in the U.S. Ms. Herbst is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A.) and Boston University (M.B.A.).

Russell Jewell
Head of Private Equity Funds

Europe

Russell Jewell is Head of Private Equity Funds at AEW, based in London. Russell joined AEW in 2011 and has 35 years of experience. He was formerly Head of Merrill Lynch's European Global Principle Investing Division (GPI), responsible for investing the firm's capital in a variety of value-add and opportunistic real estate equity and mezzanine positions. Formerly Partner with hedge fund Strategic Value Partners and Partner in European Real Estate platforms of both Jones Lang Wootton and Healey & Baker, Russell has completed over €6bn of real estate transactions cross Europe throughout market cycles. Russell has a degree in Urban Land Administration.

Jason Lee
Director, Chief Investment Officer

Asia Pacific

Jason Lee is a Director and Chief Investment Officer for AEW in Asia and Portfolio Manager for AEW Value Investors Asia III L.P. He is also a member of the AEW Asia Investment Committee. Mr. Lee is responsible for implementing the investment strategy including, sourcing, structuring and underwriting of new investment opportunities. Mr. Lee has 22 years of real estate investment experience. Prior roles include being a Director of Merrill Lynch’s Asia Opportunistic Real Estate Fund and the Global Principal Investments Group. Mr. Lee has a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is fluent in Mandarin.

Milton Low
Portfolio Manager, Asia Pacific Property Securities

Asia Pacific

Milton Low serves as Portfolio Manager with responsibility for the construction of the Asia Pacific component of AEW’s global property securities portfolios. He also serves as a member of the Global Securities Allocation Committee. Previously, Mr. Low was a Portfolio Manager for Asian property securities at LIM Advisors, Ltd. in Hong Kong, where he co-managed an Asian Property Long/Short Fund and a JREIT fund. With 18 years of investment management experience in the Asian equities market, he has also held positions at Prudential Asset Management, most recently as a Portfolio Manager focused on Asia Pacific equities. Mr. Low holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and a CFA charterholder. He is also fluent in Mandarin.

Jonathan Martin
Chief Operating Officer

North America

Jon Martin is the Chief Operating Officer of AEW Capital Management and a Managing Director of the firm. He has responsibility for AEW’s day-to-day operations, including direct oversight of the firm’s Investor Relations, Finance, Human Resource and Information Technology groups. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Risk Management Committee. Prior to assuming his role as COO, he was a Portfolio Manager for the AEW Core Property Trust, the firm’s core, open-end ODCE fund. Jon has over 25 years of real estate experience and has been with AEW since 2001. Prior to joining AEW, he worked for ten years as a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was an auditor and financial consultant specializing in the real estate and mortgage banking industries. He is a graduate of the University Of Notre Dame (B.A.) in Finance and Accounting.

Jason Maxwell
Associate Director, Australia Country Manager

Asia Pacific

Jason Maxwell is Country Manager-Australia with responsibilities including investment origination, acquisition and asset management. Mr. Maxwell has over 13 years of experience across a number of Australian and European markets. Prior roles include Senior Asset Management positions at both Charter Hall and Macquarie Real Estate in Sydney and London. Mr. Maxwell has a B.Com and a B. Law from the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Michael Moon
Director, Korea Country Manager

Asia Pacific

Michael Moon is Director and Country Manager-Korea. Mr. Moon oversees the firm’s activities in Korea, which includes investment origination, acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Moon has over 25 years of real estate investment and asset management experience including the last 20 years in Seoul. Prior roles include Head of Macquarie Real Estate Korea. Mr. Moon has a B.A. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and is fluent in Korean.

Glyn Nelson
Head of Research

Asia Pacific

Glyn Nelson is Director of Research with responsibility for directing AEW’s research activities in the Asia Pacific region. He is a member of the AEW Asia Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s Global Securities Allocation Committee. Mr. Nelson’s responsibilities include monitoring, evaluating and forecasting the macroeconomic environment, demographic trends and capital market conditions across the region. Mr. Nelson serves as the Chair of the ANREV Research Committee and sits on the ANREV Executive Committee. Prior roles include Head of Asia Pacific Property Research for Aberdeen Asset Management and Head of the Real Estate Intelligence Service for JLL. Mr. Nelson has a B.Com from the University of Auckland and an M.S. from the University of Texas.

Robert Oosterkamp
Portfolio Manager, European Property Securities

Europe

Mr. Oosterkamp is a Director of the firm and serves as Portfolio Manager, European Property Securities and is a Co-Chair of the Global Securities Allocation Committee.  He is responsible for the construction of the European component of AEW’s global property securities portfolios and the European mandates.  Mr. Oosterkamp, who is based in AEW’s affiliate office in London, joined AEW in 2005.  He joined AEW from Kempen Capital Management, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager for European real estate securities. Mr. Oosterkamp also has held positions with SFS, a pension fund in the Netherlands, and ING Bank.  He has 20 years of investment management and analysis experience and is a graduate of the H.E.A.O. Business School in the Netherlands (B.A.) and the University of Amsterdam (M.B.A.).  

Jeffrey Ong
Director, Singapore Country Manager

Asia Pacific

Jeffrey Ong is Director and Country Manager-Singapore. Mr. Ong oversees the firm’s activities in Singapore which includes investment origination, acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Ong has over 22 years of real estate investment and asset management experience in Asia Pacific and has been a key executive since the inception of the AEW Value Investors Asia Fund series. Prior roles include positions with ING Real Estate Asia and Colliers International. Mr. Ong has a Bachelor’s of Business from Monash University in Australia.

Robert Plumb
AEW Direct Investment Acquisitions & Capital Markets

North America

Bob Plumb is a Managing Director at AEW and leads AEW’s Direct Investment acquisitions and capital markets teams, a group of 25+ professionals who are responsible for sourcing, negotiating, underwriting and closing investment opportunities for AEW’s core and value-added clients. Bob has 35 years of real estate experience, including extensive acquisitions and portfolio management experience. He is a member of AEW’s Management Committee, Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. During his career, he has been responsible for the acquisition and structuring of over $25 billion of real estate transactions. He joined the firm in 1989 as an asset manager with significant focus on industrial and office properties in California and the southwestern U.S. Prior to that, he worked for the Kuwait Investment Office as an Investment Manager for its U.S. real estate and alternative investment portfolio. He is active in the senior leadership of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Bob is a graduate of Trinity College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.S.).

Isabelle Rossignol
Head of Retail

Europe

Isabelle Rossignol is Head of the Retail Business for AEW Ciloger. Prior to joining Ciloger (now AEW Ciloger) in 2012, Isabelle held positions as Development Director and Asset Management Director at AGF Real Estate (now Allianz Real Estate France), before becoming the Deputy Director of Immovalor Gestion. Isabelle has over 30 years’ real estate experience and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Circle of Women in Real Estate, ASPIM’s Administrator, and the President of the Technical Real Estate Fund Commission of the AFG. Isabelle graduated from HEC Business School.

 

Vanessa Roux-Collett
General Counsel

Europe

Vanessa Roux-Collet is General Counsel Europe for AEW in Europe. Vanessa joined AEW’s legal department in 2010, before being appointed as Head of Legal in Paris in 2015. She is responsible of a team in charge of all legal matters across the European business of AEW.  Prior to joining AEW, Vanessa was a senior lawyer at Clifford Chance within the real estate legal department.  Vanessa was admitted to the Paris bar, holds a master’s degree in Banking and Financial Law from Paris I University as well as a master’s degree in Common Law from Paris II University.  

Matthew Troxell
AEW Real Estate Securities

North America

Matt Troxell, CFA, is a Managing Director at AEW and oversees AEW’s securities teams in North America, Europe and Asia. With 37 years of securities and portfolio management experience, Matt serves as the Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for all of AEW’s U.S. real estate equity securities portfolios and Senior Portfolio Manager (North America) for all of AEW’s global real estate equity securities portfolios. He is also a member of the firm's Management Committee and Risk Management Committee and co-chairs the Global Securities Allocation Committee. Prior to joining AEW as the first member of our securities group in 1994, he was a Vice President and Assistant to the President of Landmark Land Company where he managed investments, conducted capital markets activities, and performed analyses for a variety of financial and real estate subsidiaries. From 1980 to 1984 he was an Equity Securities Analyst at A.G. Becker Paribas. Matt is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.) and a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Hans Vrensen
Head of Research

Europe

Hans Vrensen is Director of Research for AEW Europe with responsibility for directing the firm’s research activities in Europe. Based in London, he is a member of the AEW Europe Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s Global Securities Allocation Committee. Mr. Vrensen’s responsibilities include monitoring, evaluating and forecasting the macroeconomic environment, demographic trends and capital market conditions across Europe. He interprets this information for AEW’s senior professionals in order to provide decision support to the investment, asset management and portfolio management activities. Prior to joining AEW, Mr. Vrensen acted as an external consultant to CREFC Europe prior to that served as Global Head of Research for DTZ.  Mr. Vrensen was also the Head of European Securitization Research at Barclays Capital prior to that a Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s Investor Services. He has a Masters in Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a Masters in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.