JENNIFER STEVENS

Jennifer Stevens is an executive-level professional with real asset expertise and extensive knowledge of the General Partner & Limited Partner Universe.


Her professional experience includes sixteen years of institutional portfolio management and consulting, strategic and investment planning, real asset investment underwriting, and a specialization in areas including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and industry best practice.


Jennifer held several positions within The Townsend Group, advising clients with cumulative total plan assets of over $300 billion and approximately $20 billion in Real Estate allocations.  She was a voting member of Townsend’s Advisory Investment Committee, responsible for reviewing and approving due diligence reports and strategy for all advisory clients of the firm.  Her clients included Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Fire & Police, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, San Diego City, Sacramento County and Queensland Superannuation Plan. 


She has served as a representative member of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), PREA Foundation Diversity Working Group, Institutional Real Estate Investors (IREI), Women in Institutional Investment Network (WIIN) and National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) in addition to speaking at numerous educational and industry events. In 2016, Jennifer Stevens received the inaugural GRESB Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council to recognize her efforts in establishing and growing Townsend’s ESG Program.  In 2019, Ms. Stevens was included on Chief Investment Officer’s annual list of the world’s most influential investment consultants.


Jennifer received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University in 2004 and remains an active alumna. She is a former President of Ohio University’s College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends and currently serves on the Executive Alumni Board. In 2019, Jennifer joined the Board of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate.


Jennifer spends time in Ohio and Florida.  She enjoys sailing with her husband and spending time together with their daughter, Chloe. On a long holiday weekend, you might find Jen visiting friends in Napa, the Florida Keys or skiing with her niece and nephews.