Jay Alexander is the Chief Investment Officer of Sagard Real Estate, leading investment research, investment strategy, and investment decision-making. Jay is a member of Sagard Real Estate’s Investment, Valuation, ESG and New Product Development & Strategy Committees. He has 31 years in real estate investment management, overseeing more than $18B in real estate encompassing over 500 investments and 20 different investment programs. His experience includes overlapping roles as a Chief Investment Officer for 17 years, Portfolio Manager/Senior Portfolio Manager for 29 years, and Head of Portfolio Management for 18 years.
Prior to his role at Sagard Real Estate, Jay was Senior Portfolio Manager for two open-ended commingled core funds for Principal Financial Group and BlackRock. He was also the former Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate Equity at BlackRock. He is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association and a Real Estate Advisory Board Member of Texas Christian University. Jay received his M.B.A. in Finance in Real Estate and his B.A. in Economics from DePauw University.