Head of Real Estate Equity
MetLife Investment Management
Sara Queen is head of equity strategies for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Real Estate group. Sara is responsible for leading MIM’s direct property investment platform, investing on behalf of the MetLife general account as well as third-party institutional investors, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies.
Sara joined MIM in March 2021. Before joining MIM, she was with Mapletree Investments, a global real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore, where she was head of the company’s North America business. Prior to Mapletree, Sara spent 11 years at Brookfield Property Partners as head of asset management for the company’s U.S. office portfolio, in addition to overseeing strategic planning and management of their expanding closed end accounts business. Before Brookfield, she spent nine years at Clarion Partners in a variety of asset management and portfolio management roles. Sara began her asset management career at MetLife in 1991, before departing in 1996 to pursue her MBA. She has nearly 30 years of industry experience.
Sara currently serves as the board chair for Solar One, an organization which provides education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments. She is also a member of the Vestry of Trinity Church Wall Street serving on the investment committee overseeing a $5 billion endowment. She recently served as a board member of WX Women Executives in Real Estate.
Sara holds a BA in economics and history from Wellesley College. She also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sara is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where she has developed and currently teaches commercial leasing and asset management classes to graduate students as part of the Master of Science of Real Estate Development (MSRED) program.