Doug Poutasse


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Senior Director (USA) Investment Committee Member

Doug is a Senior Adviser to Tristan and an Investment Committee Member. Doug retired from his position as Head of Strategy and Research at real estate advisor BentallGreenOak (BGO), in December 2020. He now serves as an independent member of three BGO client investment committees. He also serves as an independent director of NewTower Trust Company, which serves as the trust company for BGO’s MEPT fund and as manager for its BGO Diversified Fund. These are all positions of independent fiduciary responsibility and are all focused on North American investments.

He has previously served as Executive Director of NCREIF and as the Chief Investment Strategist of AEW Capital Management (USA). With over 30 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster, Doug has served as an important member on the Investment Committee of all funds created by Curzon / AEW with Ric Lewis and Simon Martin since the creation of Curzon Global Partners in 1999.

He chaired AEW’s Investment Policy Group and was a voting member of its Investment Committee. As the former head of AEW Research, Doug was responsible for developing a number of the analytical tools now applied to the European markets by AEW Europe.

Prior to joining AEW in 1991, Doug was with F.W. Dodge, where he managed real estate and construction forecasting. He has also been manager of Metropolitan Forecasting for DRI/McGraw-Hill. Doug is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of NCREIF and was the Chair of the Real Estate Information Standards Board from 2007 to 2010.

He has also been an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association, which awarded him the Graaskamp Award in 2005 for his high-quality research in the area of institutional investment in real estate. He is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A.).

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