Nadir Settles

Nadir Settles is a managing director at asset manager Nuveen, where he runs the company’s office for the New York region. As such, Settles is responsible for Nuveen’s real estate portfolio and investments in the area.

A Bronx native, Settles joined Nuveen in 2012 via its acquisition of TH Real Estate (TIAA made that acquisition, later rebranding TH Real Estate as Nuveen). Before TH Real Estate, Settles worked as a financial analyst at RLJ Lodging Trust and on the asset management side at major New York landlord Silverstein Properties.

Settles made a particularly sound bet on the life sciences industry in 2019 on behalf of Nuveen. The company would partner with Taconic Partners on a major life sciences development at 125 West End Avenue that took on even greater import amid the coronavirus pandemic’s creation of especially acute demand for therapeutics and vaccines.

Settles earned a bachelor’s in business administration from St. John’s University, an MBA from Villanova and a master’s in real estate finance from New York University.