Head of Research
Melissa Reagen is Head of Real Estate and Agriculture Research at MetLife Real Estate Investors and Agricultural Investments. This team supports all research and strategy related activities, with a particular emphasis on the development and enhancement of MetLife’s Investment Management (MIM) platform for real estate.
Melissa has significant experience in these areas, having most recently served as Head of Property Research—Americas at Aberdeen Asset Management in Philadelphia. Prior to Aberdeen, Melissa spent six years with the Research & Strategy team at LaSalle Investment Management in Chicago as a Vice President.
Melissa earned her Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Econometrics and Statistics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts. in Economics from The University of Chicago. Melissa is active in key industry associations such as NAREIM and PREA and has active leadership roles as the Chair of NCREIF’s Research Committee, a member of the NMHC research committee, and a member of the ICSC North American Research Task Force.