Direct Real Estate / Asset Management

AURA has overseen property operations for Aegon and its affiliates' equity and investment properties throughout the U.S. for over 25 years, along with foreclosed real estate-owned (REO)s. We manage real estate assets that include the renowned Transamerica Pyramid Office building in San Francisco. Our seasoned managers have proven themselves skilled by managing an array of property types on a national scale, including traditional commercial real estate and renewable energy assets.  

AURA's Asset Management group, which has been rated by Standard & Poor's and Fitch*, utilizes a time-tested 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 with the goal of maximizing 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:
    • Professional designations:
      • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute designation)
      • Certified Property Management (CPM)
      • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification
      • Advanced degrees in related disciplines
    • Industry affiliations include:
      • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
      • Urban Land Institute (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

*Rating agency ratings do not reflect favorable client experience or ignore unfavorable client experiences.  These ratings are not indicative of future performance.  See the rating agency's websites for more information on their rating criteria. Information regarding Standard & Poor’s rating systems and criteria is available at regarding Fitch's rating systems and criteria is available at  


Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (“AURA”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management brand of Aegon Group.