An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Kevin Riordan is the Executive Director of Rutgers Center for Real Estate. He is responsible for developing a long-term strategic vision for the Center as well as establishing and assisting with the implementation of executive and continuing education programs. Additionally, Riordan works with Advisory Board and Emerging Leaders Council members, faculty, and students to promote the Center through conferences and lectures with a focus on recruiting new students to pursue a career in real estate at the center.
Prior to joining The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, Kevin served as CEO of Crexus Investment Corp, a public commercial mortgage REIT, and as a Senior Managing Director at TIAA-CREF, overseeing structured securities. His career spans positions overseeing the financing, investing and securitization of commercial real estate through investment strategies involving commercial mortgages, mezzanine debt, CMBS and CDO securities, REIT debt and REIT common and preferred stock.
Kevin is CPA and received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). He previously served on the Board of Governors as a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and was also a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.