Peter Lewis leads Americas real estate research for Towers Watson and is also involved in real estate securities, infrastructure, distress, and other alternative investments. He previously had responsibility for Liberty Mutualís $2.5 billion real estate investment portfolio, a global strategy that included commingled funds, direct investments, joint ventures, co-investments, and senior commercial mortgage participations. Prior to Liberty Mutual, Peter built and managed a real estate and real asset investment portfolio for the MIT Investment Management Company and MITís pension plan. He has previous experience in real estate development, asset management, and financing, involving multifamily, office, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use properties, working for real estate companies in Boston and New York. As an independent consultant, Peter has advised managers and investors on real estate and real asset investments and allocations. He earned an MBA in Finance from New York University and has degrees in Architecture from Harvard University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association.