BOSTON, MA (September 4, 2019) – AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) today announced the appointment of Suzanne Martinez as a Director in AEW’s Investor Relations team. She officially joins the firm on September 9, 2019. With over 20 years of capital raising and capital markets experience in the real estate industry, Ms. Martinez will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining client and consultant relationships. Based in Chicago, she will report to Jay Struzziery, Managing Director at AEW and Head of North America Investor Relations, and work on all aspects of capital formation, client service as well as broader firm initiatives along with AEW’s senior Investor Relations team.
“Suzanne is a highly respected industry peer with deep experience and understanding of institutional investors’ goals and objectives and we are delighted to have her join our team at AEW,” said Struzziery. “Her broad experience, in-depth knowledge of the private and public global real estate markets, and network of contacts will strengthen our existing Investor Relations team and help us to maintain a high level of client service as the firm continues to support and add to its client base.”
With this hire, the AEW’s Investor Relations team’s global footprint now includes professionals in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London and Munich. Prior to joining AEW, Ms. Martinez was a Senior Managing Director in the Client Capital Group at LaSalle Investment Management. In this capacity, she worked with current and prospective investors on all aspects of capital sourcing, marketing and investor relations. Prior to that, Ms. Martinez held capital markets roles at Avison Young and Jones Lang LaSalle, where she directed investment sales and transaction advisory efforts. Ms. Martinez earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Communications and Marketing and earned her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She also holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. Ms. Martinez is active in the institutional real estate community and is member of the Pension Real Estate Association’s Capital Markets Affinity Group as well as the Urban Land Institute, where she is a mentor and member of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board for Women’s Leadership Initiative.