NEWARK, NJ (December 21, 2016) – The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Riordan as Executive Director. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Riordan will be responsible for developing a long-term strategic vision for the Center as well as establishing and assisting with the implementation of executive and continuing education programs. Additionally, Riordan will work with Advisory Board and Emerging Leaders Council members, faculty, and students to promote the Center through conferences and lectures with a focus on recruiting new students to pursue a career in real estate at the center.
Prior to joining The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, Riordan served as CEO of Crexus Investment Corp, a public commercial mortgage REIT, and as a Senior Managing Director at TIAA-CREF, overseeing structured securities. He brings over 30 years of experience in various positions overseeing the 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 of The Center for Real Estate,” said 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 is a CPA and received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. Kevin is a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). He previously served on the Board of Governors as a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and was also a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Kevin resides in Upper Montclair with his family.