CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Blankenship, head of Aegon Asset Management US (AAM US) recently announced the appointment of Steven J. Myers as President of Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (AURA), the real estate arm of AAM US, effective immediately. Myers joined AURA in 1983, working in a variety of roles within the organization and has recently been serving as Executive Vice President, Head of Real Estate Credit. In his role as Executive Vice President his responsibilities included directing all real estate lending activities including origination, management and disposition. Myers has been with AURA for more than 25 years comprised among two periods, the first being from 1983-1990 and the second being from 1994-present. Myers worked for Principal Real Estate Investors from 1991-1994. In response to the announcement Myers commented, "I recognize all those who have created a sound organizational platform committed to local and global objectives. We will continue to build upon the legacy that has been established as we move forward. "Furthermore," Myers continued, "We are fortunate to have a very healthy relationship with our existing clients and plan to continue our concentrated focus on aggressively building non-affiliated business relationships. Our goal is to be a leader in the commercial real estate asset management and advisory business, which means excelling in meeting the needs of our clients and the demands of the market every day." Blankenship, who joined Aegon in 1977, will continue his role as US Country Head for the global Aegon Asset Management organization. "Steve's experience and leadership is well aligned with our strong organizational focus on growing our non-affiliated client base." Blankenship says. "Steve and his team are committed to seeking out new client relationships and delivering results that address the needs of those clients in today's economic environment." About Aegon USA Realty Advisors Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a commercial real estate investment and management arm of the Aegon Asset Management companies, has been providing real estate investment services for over 30 years. The companies are affiliated with The Netherlands-based Aegon N.V., an international life insurance, pension and asset management company with businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.aegonrealty.com. About Aegon Asset Management Aegon Asset Management (AAM), an international asset management organization based in The Hague, with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. AAM successfully develops and deploys a wide range of quality investment products and services, by achieving solid long-term investment performance in line with clients' needs and providing superior client relationship management. AAM is part of the Aegon Group; an international insurance and financial services organization based in The Hague, with global investment centers in the US, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Media inquiriesPaul Johnson Vice President Aegon USA Realty Advisors Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (+1)319-355-2531 SOURCE Aegon N.V.