Market Research's Leadership Team


Our Applied Research group provides timely portfolio and market level tracking through comprehensive reports that are made available to our clients. Additionally, we provide counsel for many areas of Aegon, including CMBS portfolio management, strategic planning, portfolio acquisitions and private placements.


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Don Guarino, MAI, CRE, CCIM, FRICS joined Aegon in 1998. Don is the Vice President of Valuation and Research. In his role as Vice President, Don is responsible for the management and oversight of the mortgage loan analysts, appraisers, and applied research group, who monitor Aegon’s mortgage loan portfolio. Prior to assuming his current role, Don served as a Director of Applied Research, providing timely reports for the Aegon mortgage loan portfolio and monitoring material changes in the portfolios composition and allocation from a geographic and credit perspective. Prior to joining Aegon, Don was a Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant for Bank of America in Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX. Don received his BS in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Houston.


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.