Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Research, Bentall Kennedy
Doug Poutasse joined Bentall Kennedy as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy and Research in 2010. Doug comes to Bentall Kennedy from the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), where he served as Executive Director and chaired the Real Estate Information Standards Board since 2007. Doug has over 25 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster. Prior to joining NCREIF in 2007, he was Chief Investment Strategist for AEW Capital Management, one of the world’s leading real estate investment management firms. At AEW, he chaired the Investment Policy Group, was a standing member of its investment committee and oversaw AEW Research, the firm’s in-house research group. He continues to serve on the investment committee for AEW Europe. Prior to joining AEW in 1991, Doug was with F.W. Dodge, where he managed real estate and construction forecasting, and with DRI/McGraw-Hill as Manager of Metropolitan Forecasting. Doug holds a BA from Harvard University. He is a past president and director of NCREIF, and currently serves on the board of the Real Estate Research Institute. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). In 2005, PREA awarded Doug the Graaskamp Award for his high-quality research in the area of institutional investment in real estate.