Thomas Garbutt joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in December 2016 and was appointed Chair on August 1, 2018.
Thomas was the Head of Global Real Estate for TIAA-CREF Asset Management and the Chair of TH Real Estate. At TIAA, he led the firm’s $90 billion global real estate investment management business, expanding their client base to institutional investors across North America, Europe and Asia.
Thomas holds a B.S. from Binghamton University and an M.S. in Real Estate Investment from New York University. He was previously a Board member for the Greenprint Foundation and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. In 2010, Thomas was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of The 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate.