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Nuveen Builds Office, Industrial Investment Team

New York-based Nuveen Real Estate added a pair of portfolio managers for its office and industrial sector strategies. The hires include Chad Phillips and Brian Tilton, who will report to Rahul Idnani (pictured), Nuveen’s Global COO and U.S. head of portfolio management.

Phillips brings more than 18 years of real estate investment experience and joins from Guggenheim Real Estate, where he oversaw the firm’s investment strategies, acquisitions, financings and dispositions as a portfolio manager.

Tilton brings more than 16 years of investment experience, and joins from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board where he led its U.S. industrial team and was responsible for investment strategy, sourcing, underwriting and structuring programmatic joint ventures and equity investments.

Nuveen has been building out its portfolio management team to oversee the platform’s series of open-end sector funds. It plans to launch two complementary funds within its Global Resilient Series later this year – The U.S. Cities Office Fund and the U.S. Cities Industrial Fund.

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