45 years of experience
Robert Steers, Executive Chairman of Cohen & Steers, founded the firm with Martin Cohen in 1986 as one of the first investment advisors dedicated to real estate securities. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the International Monetary Fund’s Staff Retirement Plan. At his alma mater of Georgetown University, Mr. Steers is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate, Chairman of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors, and a member of the Endowment Investment Committee. From 1982 to 1986, he was Chief Investment Officer of National Securities and Research Corporation, where he and Mr. Cohen organized and managed the first real estate securities mutual fund in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Steers was an analyst and portfolio manager of Citibank’s Emerging Growth Stock Fund. Mr. Steers holds a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University. He is based in New York.
Insights by Robert Steers
The intersection of listed and private real estate
We believe optimizing real estate portfolios requires access to both listed and private markets.
Hear how Cohen & Steers has evolved to become a leader in real assets and alternative income, expanding its capabilities while remaining focused on investment excellence and innovation.