Will McIntosh, Ph.D., CRE

 Global Head of Research, USAA Real Estate Company 

Will McIntosh is Global Head of Research for USAA Real Estate Company and is responsible for helping develop commercial real estate investment strategy and managing in-house research with the objective of informing and enhancing the real estate investment process. 

Will’s experience in real estate spans 30 years with the last 10 at USAA Real Estate. He was previously Head of Global Research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s (ADIA’s) Real Estate Department where he was responsible for helping develop ADIA’s global real estate investment strategy and building and leading a real estate research platform. Prior to joining ADIA, Will served as the Chief Investment Officer of Fund Evaluation Group (FEG), and was responsible for investment strategy and manager analysis. 

Prior to joining FEG, Will was Professor of Finance and Dean of the College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, responsible for overseeing the education of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students and a faculty and staff of 150. 

Over the years, Will has also served in leadership positions with such notable firms as ING Real Estate, AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp., Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI), and MIG Realty Advisors. 

 Additionally, Will has served as President of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) and on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the International Real Estate Society (IRES). He has served on the Investor Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and on the Advisory Boards of several university real estate centers. 

Will is a past President of the American Real Estate Society and is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute. He has served as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and has published numerous articles in leading real estate professional and academic journals. 

Will is the 2017 winner of the James A. Graaskamp award given by the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) in recognition of high-quality research in institutional investment in real estate. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of North Texas (1987), his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Eastern Kentucky University (1979), and his BS in Business Education from the same institution (1977). He is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and served as a Faculty Fellow. He is also a graduate of the Management and Leadership in Education Program, Harvard Institute for Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (May 2006).