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Senior Executive Team

North America

270+ Employees

2 Offices


400+ Employees

9 Offices

Asia Pacific

30+ Employees

4 Offices

Senior Executive Team
Jeff Furber
CEO and Chairman


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 34 years of real estate investment experience, including 21 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.

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 Funds. 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. Mr. Schaefer has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Steve Bass
Director, Japan Country Manager

Asia Pacific

As a Director and Country Manager-Japan, Steve Bass will be responsible for managing AEW’s day-to-day business activities.  His real estate investment career spans nearly 20 years in Japan covering multiple asset classes and strategies, and includes extensive portfolio management, investment, and operational experience. Prior to joining AEW, he was a Partner at Orion Partners, where he led its real estate business in Japan, and he was on the investment committee for Orion’s investments in Korea and China. Prior to joining Orion Partners in 2010, Mr. Bass held positions at CBRE Global Investors and Macquarie Group. He is a graduate of Vassar College in New York, where he earned a B.A. in Economics, and University of California, where he earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning. He studied Economics at Gakushuin University on a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and is fluent in Japanese.

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.

Jason Maxwell
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.