Reporting to Robert Merck, senior managing director and global head of MetLife Investment Management's Real Estate and Agriculture business, Queen will succeed Mark Wilsmann, who is retiring at the end of March after more than 30 years with the company.
Sara Queen joins from 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 Investments, Queen spent 11 years at Brookfield 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.
Queen began her asset management career at MetLife in 1991, before departing in 1996 to pursue her MBA from Harvard Business School. She also holds a BA in Economics and History from Wellesley College.