Bruce Petersen serves as Executive Managing Director of Investments and Co-Chief Operating Officer for USAA Real Estate. Bruce oversees USAA Real Estate’s commercial investment activities to include acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as a national team of real estate professionals that secure development, acquisitions and mortgage loan opportunities. He also oversees dispositions and capital markets while sharing responsibility for COO functions with Pete McLaughlin. He maintains responsibility for two large scale horizontal developments – one in San Antonio called La Cantera and one in Phoenix called Norterra. He chairs USAA Real Estate’s Operations Advisory Group and is a member of the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees.
Prior to joining USAA Real Estate in 1986, Bruce was responsible for leasing and marketing for the Great America Companies in San Antonio and was also an independent tenant representative broker with Grieshaber & Roberts Leasing Company specializing in office and industrial leasing.
Bruce received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a current Advisory Board member for the Master of Real Estate program in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. Bruce also holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).