Katie Johnson Bergen Joins AEW Investor Relations Team

Boston, June 27, 2024

AEW Capital Management (“AEW”), one of the world’s largest global real estate investment managers, today announced that Katie Johnson Bergen has joined the firm’s Investor Relations group as a senior Client Relationship Manager. In her role, Ms. Bergen will be responsible for capital formation, client service and broader firm initiatives with AEW’s 25-member global Investor Relations team. Based in AEW’s Denver office, she reports to Jay Struzziery, AEW Managing Director and Head of North America Investor Relations.

“Katie’s extensive background in capital strategies for real estate operations and investment management, combined with her expertise in distressed and special situations investing through both structured and equity positions, adds significant value to our Investor Relations team,” said Mr. Struzziery. “She brings deep experience in fundraising, client service and relationship building to our team.”

Jon Martin, AEW CEO, said, “Katie has a demonstrated understanding of investors’ goals and the challenges that current market conditions can present. Her broad experience in relationship building and knowledge of both private and public markets will help us continue to strengthen our Investor Relations team while continuing to offer the highest level of client service.”

Ms. Bergen joins AEW from Corten Real Estate, where she served as a Principal of Capital Strategies. Before that, she was Senior Director of Capital Strategies and Investor Relations at Sagard Real Estate (formerly known as EverWest Real Estate Investors), successfully fundraising for core through value-added mandates and debt strategies. Prior to Everwest, she spent eight years at CenterSquare Investment Management in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Capital Markets, focused on capital raising for multiple strategies.

Ms. Bergen earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, and Finance, Investment, and Banking. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) as Vice President of Finance. She is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and its Capital Markets Affinity Group. She is a Founder and Board Member of Project Elevation, an institutional real estate industry group supporting inclusion initiatives, and a Founder and Executive Committee Member of Real Estate Women of Denver (REWD), a peer group for investors, consultants, and GPs. Additionally, Ms. Bergen was featured in the 2021 Wisconsin School of Business Magazine as one of the “8 Under 40 to Watch”.

About AEW

For over 40 years, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) has provided real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. As one of the world’s largest real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage $85.1 billion in private real estate equity, debt and listed securities across North America, Europe and Asia (as of March 31, 2024). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, as well as additional offices in eight European cities. For more information, please visit www.aew.com.

One of the Largest Real Estate Investment Managers is sourced by Institutional Real Estate Inc., Global Investment Managers 2023 Special Report. As of March 31, 2024. AEW includes (i) AEW Capital Management, L.P. and its subsidiaries and (ii) affiliated company AEW Europe SA and its subsidiaries. AEW Europe SA and AEW Capital Management, L.P. are commonly owned by Natixis Investment Managers and operate independently from each other. Total AEW AUM of $85.1 billion includes $39.3 billion in assets managed by AEW Europe SA and its affiliates, $4.9 billion in regulatory assets under management of AEW Capital Management, L.P., and $40.9 billion in assets for which AEW Capital Management, L.P. and its affiliates provide (i) investment management services to a fund or other vehicle that is not primarily investing in securities (e.g., real estate), (ii) non-discretionary investment advisory services (e.g., model portfolios) or (iii) fund management services that do not include providing investment advice.