Milhaus has added Robert Gifford to its board of directors. He has 35 years of experience in the commercial and retail real estate investment business, serving as principal, executive and director at global companies including AEW Capital Management, AIG Global Real Estate Investment and Lehman Brothers Holdings.

Gifford has decades of experience in creating and protecting value, building and leading teams and creating trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels. From 2009 to 2016, he served as president and CEO of AIG Global Real Estate. He joined a year after the U.S government’s takeover and led the stabilization, restructuring, recapitalization and reinvigoration of the firm to preserve and recover over $2 billion of legacy equity. 

Prior to AIG, Gifford spent 22 years with AEW Capital Management LP, a Boston-based real investment firm serving institutional clients. During his tenure, he was a principal with leadership positions in acquisitions, capital markets/capital raising, portfolio and asset management. Gifford also has worked for Rouse Company, a pioneering developer and owner of regional shopping centers, urban mixed use projects and planned communities.