Mike Sales is the Chief Executive Officer of Nuveen Real Assets. As a veteran real estate investor, Mike brings 30 years of experience and expertise to the role which involves responsibility for Nuveen’s $145B Real Assets business. In addition to executive responsibility for Nuveen Real Estate, Mike is accountable for setting and driving strategy across Nuveen’s impact and infrastructure teams and investment specialists -Westchester, Gresham, Greenwood and AGR. He ensures Nuveen delivers investment performance and world-class service that is in line with clients’ expectations.
Career highlights include his instrumental position as part of the M&A team that merged Henderson Global Investor’s and TIAA’s real estate platforms in 2014, and the subsequent global growth of that platform. Mike is a trusted public voice in discussing key issues and trends within the real estate market. Mike’s career began in 1989 as a development surveyor at Morgan Grenfell Laurie, before being appointed to head of the U.K. Investment Agency in 1993. His tenure at Nuveen Real Estate dates back to 1994, when he joined the Henderson property business as an investment manager.
Mike graduated with a B.A., honors, in Business Studies and an M.Phil. in Land Management. He is a member associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Investment Property Forum.