Brian L. Phillips

Brian L. Phillips

Director—Commercial Real Estate Credit Research

14 Years at AB
22 Years of experience

Brian L. Phillips is Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Real Estate Credit Research, responsible for developing investment strategies in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, as well as in the public and private real estate investment trust (REIT) bond markets. He also oversees credit research within these markets and developed AB’s proprietary CMBS credit model. Additionally, Phillips has innovated products in the REIT preferred-equity market and is the lead Portfolio Manager of the firm’s dedicated REIT preferred strategies. He has worked in commercial real estate debt capital markets since 1999, including various roles in portfolio management and research. Prior to joining AB in 2005, Phillips was a CMBS/REIT bond analyst and portfolio manager for Travelers Life & Annuity. He gained sell-side and rating-agency experience with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; Barclays Capital; and Moody’s Investors Service. Phillips holds a BA in liberal arts from Hampshire College and both an MBA in finance and an MA in international affairs from Columbia University. He also holds a Series 7 license. Location: New York