NEWARK, NJ—(SBN)—Kevin Riordan, the industry veteran named executive director of The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, says the program easily stacks up against similar programs around the country, and he hopes to gain that stature for the Rutgers program during his tenure.
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Before joining The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, Riordan was CEO of Crexus Investment, a public commercial mortgage REIT, and previously served as senior managing director at TIAA-CREF, overseeing structured securities. He has extensive experience in financing, investing and securitization of commercial real estate through investment strategies involving commercial mortgages, mezzanine debt, CMBS and CDO securities, REIT debt and REIT common and preferred stock.
“Kevin’s far-reaching experience in the real estate field, knowledge of the industry and strategic thinking make him an ideal fit as the Executive Director,” says Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “Kevin shares our goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate to give our students an unprecedented advantage and equip with them with the skills and experiences needed to thrive and evolve into an industry leader of their generation. I welcome him to this role and look forward to working with him on making The Center for Real Estate the number one academic real estate program in the country.”
Riordan, who is a CPA, holds a BA in accounting from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a NAIOP board member and previously served on the Board of Governors as a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. He was also a member of NAREIT.