AEW takes a disciplined and time-tested approach to investing. This approach is reflected in our standing committees which provide valuable counsel for our decision-making at AEW. The breadth and depth of expertise on these committees ensures that each of our clients benefits from AEW’s best thinking and collective perspective on real estate and capital market opportunities.

Investment Committee

AEW’s Investment Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving every private market real estate investment made on behalf of our clients. The Investment Committee meets at least twice to review each new acquisition. The preliminary meeting is the forum to introduce a new investment and receive guidance and feedback from the committee. The final Investment Committee meeting is the forum to present final underwriting and due diligence conclusions and to secure approval to acquire an asset. The Committee's unanimous approval is required for the execution of any transaction.

Jeffrey D. Furber James J. Finnegan
Michael J. Acton Pamela J. Herbst
Marc L. Davidson Robert J. Plumb


Risk Management Committee

AEW’s Risk Management Committee provides guidance on operational and investment risk in relation to all of AEW's portfolios, as well as the firm generally.   The responsibilities of the committee include: review and approval of annual business plans and a mid-year review for all private real estate portfolios.  In addition to assessing risk on a portfolio basis, the committee also meets quarterly to discuss and assess operational and investment risk firm wide.

Jeffrey D. Furber Pamela J. Herbst
Michael J. Acton Jonathan E. Martin
Marc L. Davidson Robert J. Plumb
James J. Finnegan Matthew A.Troxell