Key Professionals

David Schaefer

David Schaefer
Managing Director and Head of AEW Asia


Mr. Schaefer serves as Managing Director and Head of AEW Asia, with responsibility for managing AEW’s business activities in the Asian region. He is a member of the AEW Asia Investment Committee as well as AEW's Management Committee. Mr. Schaefer has over 25 years of real estate investment experience in the Asia Pacific region, including extensive portfolio management and acquisitions experience. Prior to joining AEW, Mr. Schaefer was the Global Head of Institutional Capital and Head of Asia Pacific for DTZ Investment and Asset Management. Mr. Schaefer was also the Head of Asia Pacific at Citi Property Investors, where he created Citi’s first Pan-Asia real estate opportunity fund, the $1.3 billion CPI Capital Partners Asia Pacific, L.P. Prior to Citi, he was Head of Property-Asia for Macquarie Bank, and Senior Advisor to the Schroder Asian Properties fund. David has a BA and MBA from Cornell University.