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AEW Expands Equity REIT Securities Team


AEW Capital Management LP has appointed Jeff Gaston and Tyler Grant, CFA, as REIT equity analysts and VPs for the North America region of AEW’s Real Estate Securities team. Based in Boston, Gaston and Grant will provide analytical, modeling, and qualitative support to Matt Troxell, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of AEW; Hall Jones, CFA, Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of the North America region; and Gina Szymanski, CFA, Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of the North America region. Both will report to Mr. Troxell.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeff and Tyler to AEW,” says Troxell.  “Their equity REIT research experience and broad capital markets experience will support and strengthen our bottom-up, value-oriented team.”

Gaston joined AEW in June from KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he was a Senior Research Associate focused on equity REITs.  Previously, he held investment banking and private equity positions in New York and Hong Kong for Deutsche Bank. Earlier, he focused on strategic advisory services, including LBOs, credit analysis, and M&A, at Riveria Investment Group.  Gaston earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, with a Finance concentration, from The College of William & Mary, and he has passed Level II of the CFA Program.

Grant will join AEW in August from Green Street Advisors, where he was a Senior Research Associate focused on net-lease/diversified REITs and office REITs.  Previously, he held research positions at Flagstone Reinsurance, where he focused on fixed income analysis, securities selection, and asset allocation optimization. Mr. Grant earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management LP provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage $64.4 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia.