Thomas Garbutt

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate, TIAA-CREF

Thomas Garbutt is a senior managing director and Head of Global Real Estate for the TIAA-CREF organization. He is responsible for the firm's global equity real estate activities including acquisitions, capital markets sales and financing and portfolio and asset management. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1982 and has 30 years of experience in the real estate finance and investment industries. Mr. Garbutt is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers and The Real Estate Roundtable. He holds a B.S. in business administration from Binghamton University and an M.S. in real estate investment from New York University.