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AEW is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world. It provides access to the real estate asset class through a broad platform of separately managed accounts and open- and closed-end funds across all property types in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Strategies are available through customized accounts and a variety of commingled investment funds.


Core Strategies

AEW’s core investment strategies include real estate investments in the primary property sectors (office, industrial, retail, multifamily) in all major metropolitan markets. 

Core Plus and Value-Add Strategies

AEW’s core plus/value add investment strategies seek to add value through repositioning, renovation, new capital structures, and other active management strategies to provide investors with an attractive total return, comprised of current cash distributions and appreciation potential through re-positioning and other active management strategies.

Opportunistic Strategies

AEW's opportunistic strategies identify and capitalize on emerging investment trends in real estate before they become fully-appreciated by the broader market and execute investment strategies to capitalize on them. 

Real Estate Securities Strategies

AEW takes a research-driven, bottom-up, value-oriented approach to the construction and management of real estate equity securities strategies. AEW has real estate equity securities strategies that include real estate equity securities across the North American, European, Asia Pacific, and Global markets.

Debt and Capital Markets

AEW is an active buyer, seller, and lender for all types of debt investments secured by commercial properties throughout North America and select international markets. 

Separate Accounts and Transferred Assets

AEW offers separately managed accounts and transferred asset management capabilities in a manner that is consistent with each client's goals and objectives in core and value-add strategies.

Assets under management: $85.4 billion (as of December 31, 2020)