Founding Date

AEW is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world. For over 40 years, AEW has led the way in creating and executing real estate investment strategies on behalf of the world's foremost institutional investors. Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively managed portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. Today, AEW has  over 800 clients globally with $87.5/€79.2 billion in assets under management across all property types in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.


  • Since 1981, AEW has navigated through many market cycles to provide disciplined, real estate investment solutions to the world's foremost institutional investors.

  • AEW offers a wide range of real estate investment products including commingled funds, separate accounts, and securities mandates across the full spectrum of investment strategies. 

  • The platform provides access to the real estate asset class through a broad platform of separately managed accounts and open- and closed-end funds.


  • Core Strategies. 

Real estate investments in the primary property sectors (office, industrial, retail, multifamily) in all major metropolitan markets.

  • Core Plus & Value-Add Strategies. 

Real estate investments in each of the primary property sectors (office, industrial, retail, multifamily, sector-focused/niche strategies), as well as in the seniors housing sector.

  • Opportunistic Strategies. 

AEW was a pioneer in the development of opportunistic strategies for real estate.  AEW’s opportunistic strategies identify and capitalize on emerging investment trends in real estate before they become fully-appreciated.

AEW takes a research-driven, bottom-up, value-oriented approach to the construction and management of real estate equity securities strategies. 

AEW is a trusted partner and proven source of competitively priced capital for real estate owners and operators. AEW is an active buyer, seller and lender for all types of debt investments.

  • Separate Accounts & 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.