General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 18, 2000

Robert Gifford – Aew Capital Management Lp

ROBERT G. GIFFORD is a Senior Portfolio Manager with AEW Capital Management, L.P. in the firm's Real Estate Securities Group, with responsibility for managing the AEW Targeted Securities Funds. The Funds make structured private placements in real estate companies. Mr. Gifford has 17 years of portfolio and asset management experience. He joined AEW in 1986 to assume responsibility for managing a nationwide portfolio of 17 regional shopping centers. Subsequently, he took on additional responsibilities as a Regional Asset Management Director for the Southeast, and then as a Portfolio Manager. A significant portion of Mr. Gifford's career at AEW has been spent managing the firm's company-level investments in the Taubman Realty Group and the Westcor companies. From 1995 to 1997, he worked with several of the firm's clients in the analysis and execution of portfolio securitization opportunities. Mr. Gifford came to AEW from The Rouse Company where, as Assistant Development Director, he managed development planning for several projects in Atlanta. He earned a BA degree from Dartmouth College and a MPPM from the Yale School of Management. Profile
TWST: Tell us about the way you manage money at AEW Capital Management.

Mr. Gifford: Let me give you a little background on AEW and where my

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