Nori Gerardo Lietz is a Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units at Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Real Estate Private Equity at the Center.
Nori Gerardo Lietz is the founder of Areté Capital, a real estate advisory firm. Until June 2011, Ms. Gerardo Lietz was a Partner at Partners Group, a Swiss based private alternative asset manager. At Partners Group she was Chief Strategist for private real estate, a member of the Global Investment Committee, and Chair of the private real estate Investment Committee. Ms. Gerardo Lietz co-founded Pension Consulting Alliance (“PCA”) in 1988 and developed its real estate investment management and advisory activities. PCA became the largest real estate advisory firm in the world in terms of client assets. In that capacity she represented many of the largest real estate investors in the world. Previously, she co-founded Public Storage, Inc., an institutional money management firm deploying pension capital to acquire real estate assets. She began her career as an attorney at Paul, Hastings specializing in SEC and ERISA matters on behalf of pension funds, real estate managers and real estate pension consultants.
Ms. Gerardo Lietz holds an AB with honors from Stanford University. She also holds a juris doctorate from the UCLA School of Law where she was the Chief Comment Editor of the UCLA Law Review.
She is a member of the Veris Residential Board of Directors. Ms. Gerardo Lietz is also a member of the Board of Directors for USA Water Polo Inc., the governing body for the sport in the United States. She is a former member of the Pension Real Estate Association Board of Directors and of the Real Estate Research Institute Board of Directors. In 2005 she was the Commencement Speaker for the MIT Center for Real Estate. She has twice received the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Elective Curriculum from the Harvard Business School Class of 2014 and Class of 2022. The Private Equity Real Estate Magazine named her one the 30 most influential industry leaders in 2006, the second most influential real estate person globally in 2007, and one of the 10 most prominent women in real estate in 2010.