Direct Real Estate / Asset Management

AURA has overseen property operations of all of Aegon's equity and investment properties throughout the U.S. for over 25 years, along with foreclosed REOs and AURA-owned facilities. With over $4.5 billion in assets under management, including the renowned Transamerica Pyramid Office building in San Francisco, our seasoned managers have proven themselves skilled in managing all property types on a national scale, including traditional commercial real estate and renewable energy assets.  

Other notable projects currently under management include the WestChase Office Park in Raleigh, NC, the Interstate North Office Park in Atlanta, 225 Broad Hollow Road in Suffolk County, NY and Heron Tower located in the Plaza District of New York City.

AURA's Asset Management group, which has been rated by Standard & Poor's and Fitch, utilizes a time tested and proven team approach to management that leverages the expertise and experience of our dedicated institutional resources. Our asset managers provide clients with:

  • Meticulous attention to detail, resulting in maximization of investment returns through value creation
  • Hands-on management of properties, including:
    • Selection and direction of third party property management and leasing personnel
    • Developing operating and capital budgets
    • Preparing and implementing capital improvement and replacement programs
    • Designing tenant marketing packages for lease up, renewal or re-leasing to maximize the asset's investment value
    • Executing strategic asset management plans
    • Analyzing property performance regularly
    • Benchmarking performance and analysis against nationally recognized indexes such as NCREIF
    • Implementing and supervising asset dispositions
  • Experienced managers in our New York and Cedar Rapids locations
    • Asset Managers average over 18 years of experience
    • Professional designations:
      • CCIM
      • LEED certification
      • Advanced degrees in related disciplines
    • Industry affiliations include:
      • IREM
      • CPM
      • ULI
      • The Membership Council of Shopping Centers
  • Supplemental services we offer
    • State-of-the-art accounting and reporting
    • Yardi accounting system for budgeting and financial analysis
    • Lease analysis
    • Proprietary market research
    • Ad valorem tax review
    • Property and liability insurance review and placement services
    • Risk management
    • Engineering expertise: structural, mechanical and environmental
    • In-house legal counsel provides leasing and sales transaction support
Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (AURA) is a U.S.-based real estate asset manager and a member company of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management division of the Aegon Group. AURA is not a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission.