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Real Estate

Positioned to creatively structure and rapidly execute complex real estate transactions.

MetLife has been involved in real estate since 1878 as a mortgage lender, developer and owner. Our Real Estate Group manages a portfolio of more than $81 billion1 invested in real estate products including commercial mortgages and equities. Our deep market knowledge across the globe, combined with our organization’s capital and financial strength, enables us to execute your most important real estate transactions with speed and certainty.

$81.2 Billion of Managed Real Estate Assets1


MetLife has over 250 real estate professionals in 7 regional U.S. offices as well as international operations in London, Mexico City, Santiago and Tokyo.

Our global network helps to keep us close to our customers and better positioned to serve your commercial real estate needs for mortgages, leasing, sales, acquisitions, joint ventures, investment management and capital transactions. Our experience spans all major property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and full-service hotels.

MetLife’s senior leadership averages 24 years of real estate experience, bringing in-depth knowledge of local markets, long-standing industry relationships, and the expertise to creatively structure and rapidly execute complex transactions. Above all, we are committed to providing each and every client with world-class customer service.

Full Service In-house Investment Capabilities 

Origination and underwriting, proprietary market research, risk and event management, leasing and property management.

MetLife and The Environment

MetLife embraces its role as a responsible real estate investor.

We understand the impact buildings have on people, communities and the environment. We also understand that issues such as climate change, resource limitations, regulatory environments and tenant demands for operational efficiencies will continue to impact investment decisions and financial performance.

Our broad-based energy and sustainability strategy is centered on EPA’s Energy Star program and U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification programs and includes:

  • Improving energy efficiency in our existing portfolio through cost effective energy management solutions.
  • Improving water usage efficiency in our existing portfolio through cost effective water management solutions.
  • Adopting sustainable practices at all properties across the portfolio including use of sustainable building products, recycling and green cleaning.
  • Increasing our investment in energy efficient, sustainable and LEED certified properties.
  • Increasing awareness of efficiency and sustainability among all stakeholders including service providers, tenants and vendors.
1 Includes MetLife general account assets and assets managed on behalf of unaffiliated/third party clients as of 09/30/18.