Peter Lewis of Towers Watson passes away

The head of the global consulting firm’s US real estate investment manager research team has died unexpectedly.

Peter Lewis, the head of Americas real estate investment research for global consulting firm Towers Watson, died unexpectedly on March 2. He was 61. 

In seeking comment, Towers Watson simply issued the following statement: “We were deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Lewis’ passing and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Lewis joined Towers Watson as the head of its US real estate investment manager research team in September 2011. As a senior investment consultant based in the firm’s New York office, he led a team of researchers that analyzed US real estate investment strategies for the company’s clients.

Before joining Towers Watson, Lewis was a senior investment officer at Liberty Mutual Group, where he was responsible for the insurer’s $2.5 billion real estate investment portfolio. Prior to Liberty Mutual, he built and managed a real estate and real asset investment portfolio for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Investment Management Company and MIT’s pension plan. 

As an independent consultant, Lewis advised managers and investors on real estate and real asset investments and allocations. He was a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association.

Lewis is survived by his wife, Monica, and his two adult children, Mandy and Jeremy. 

Donations can be made in his name to the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual cycling event benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that Peter loved, either online (Click “Donate,” then “Donate to Riders” and enter “Peter Lewis” in the box) or by mail at: Pan-Mass Challenge, 77 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494.

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