T. Ritson Ferguson
CEO, Co-CIO
Ritson Ferguson

Ritson is CEO and Co-CIO of CBRE Global Investors’ real asset securities division, CBRE Clarion Securities. He is a member of the CBRE Global Investors Global Executive Committee and Global Investment Committee and the CBRE Clarion and CBRE Caledon boards.  He is a Global Senior Portfolio Manager covering the MainStay CBRE Funds. Between 2015 and 2019, he served in global roles for CBRE Global Investors, first as Global CIO and then as Global CEO. During his tenure as Global CEO of the firm, he accomplished several key initiatives, including the acquisition of Caledon Capital Management, now CBRE Caledon. 

Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Ritson was on the global management committee of ING Real Estate Investment Management. He was also one of the founding principals who formed the predecessor entity to CBRE Clarion Securities. Earlier in his real estate career, he worked at K.S. Sweet Associates and Trammell Crow Company. He was also a consultant at Bain & Company and a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He began his real estate career in 1986. 

Ritson earned a B.S., summa cum laude, from Duke University and an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Affiliations

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)

European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

   

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