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AEW provides real estate investment services to investors world-wide. As one of the world’s largest real estate asset managers, AEW manages $91.6/€87.7bn of real estate assets and securities on behalf of many of the world’s leading institutional and private investors (as of 30 June 2022). With over 830 employees operating from 17 offices located in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, AEW has the experience and the resources on the ground to execute its clients’ investment objectives. AEW offers a wide range of real estate investment products including co-mingled funds, separate accounts, and securities mandates across the full spectrum of risk/return vehicles. AEW represents the real estate asset management platform of Natixis Investment Managers, one of the largest asset managers in the world.

In North America, AEW has over 310 employees operating from its headquarters in Boston, as well as a full-service office in Los Angeles. The firm’s goal is to be its clients’ most trusted and effective adviser by offering innovative solutions; adding value to their portfolios; and striving to exceed their expectations for service and performance.

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Investment principles & strategy

Focused exclusively on real estate since 1981, AEW adheres to a research-guided, value-oriented investment discipline that reflects over 40 years of experience across market cycles. The firm has a long history of integrating fundamental real estate knowledge, capital markets experience and applied economic research with a goal to meet its clients’ investment objectives. The firm’s investment strategies are implemented by dedicated teams that work in the public or private markets. The platform allows its investment professionals to gain street- level property and market insights from property and market specialists resident in offices throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as a top-down economic perspective from AEW Research. AEW believes a commitment to research and its practical application to decision-making are critical to the success of every investment portfolio it manages.

Strategic corporate development

It is AEW’s short- and long-term objective to remain one of the world’s leading full-service real estate investment advisers. The growth of AEW’s business is closely tied to that of its clients and to the decisions they make regarding allocations to real estate investment. The firm’s business plan is focused on providing clients with strong investment performance and exceptional service in four distinct areas: core and value-added direct investment in real estate assets; opportunistic real estate investing; real estate equity securities; and international investment. We are well positioned in each area.

Performance verification

AEW measures its performance against a number of benchmarks specific to investment strategy and style. The results of each portfolio are periodically audited by independent third parties and audited financial statements provided to clients. AEW is GIPS compliant.


AEW is a group of companies that includes AEW Capital Management, L.P. in North America and its subsidiaries, as well as affiliated company AEW Europe SA and its subsidiaries together, referred to as “AEW” or “we”. Gross asset value as of June 30, 2022. Total AEW AUM of $91.6 billion includes $39.1 billion in assets managed by AEW Europe SA and its affiliates and $208 million in advisory/subadvisory, wrap, and other accounts for which AEW Capital Management provides only a model portfolio. Client staff and offices include AEW Capital Management and AEW Europe SA and their respective subsidiaries. AEW includes (i) AEW Capital Management, L.P. in North America and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, and (ii) affiliated company AEW Europe SA and its subsidiaries. AEW Capital Management is AEW Europe SA’s sister company and is commonly owned by Natixis Investment Managers. The material on this site is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation. Nothing contained on this site shall constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any security or any other investment product or service. Please direct any personal, identifiable information, requests, or questions regarding AEW Capital Management’s Privacy Statement to or 877-261-2391.