Ms Reagen will join on 20 July and will be responsible for property research across the Americas and will report to Andrew Allen, Director of Global Research - Property; she joins a wider global research & strategy team that now comprises 13 individuals based in eight countries.
She joins from LaSalle Investment Management where she has worked since 2005. Melissa's research and strategy responsibilities included being the lead strategist on the LaSalle U.S. multifamily portfolio and providing multi-sector advice to the $2 billion LaSalle U.S Property Fund.
Ms Reagen has recently completed an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, her prior education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Chicago.
Andrew Allen, Director of Global Research - Property at Aberdeen comments: 'We are delighted to add Melissa to the team, her addition enhances further our property research and strategy team and will significantly boost our on the ground capabilities in the Americas'.
Gary Marshall, Head of the Americas at Aberdeen comments : 'Melissa's joining is indicative of the momentum behind our global property multi-manager initiative in the Americas. Her knowledge and insights will be invaluable for both inbound and outbound capital'.
Aberdeen is an established manager of property products and manages over $30 billion (USD) of assets.