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To further the interests and values of the institutional real estate investment community by advancing industry-wide diversity and inclusion

Changing the Industry

Thanks to the incredible support of our donors and partners, in 2021 the PREA Foundation provided over 300 students of diverse backgrounds with opportunities to explore careers in our industry all across the country.

Click here to learn how we’re changing the real estate industry.

Leadership in Action

In 2017 the PREA Foundation launched with a vision for creating a diverse pipeline for young people of color to access careers in the commercial real estate industry. In December 2020, Dr. Ivan Barron joined the Foundation as its first full-time Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy and in implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the country.


Click here to learn more about Dr. Barron and the PREA Foundation Board Members.

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With the support of our industry colleagues the PREA Foundation has raised over $18MM and we are seeking to hit our target of $25MM in 2022. Become an industry leader in this game-changing initiative. Click the links below to learn how you can advance diversity and inclusion through the PREA Foundation.


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PREA Foundation Donors Widen the Circle of Opportunity


Founding Governor — $500,000 and More

Artemis Real Estate Partners
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Cerberus Capital Management
Eastdil Secured
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Green Courte Partners, LLC
Hines Interests, LP
Kayne Anderson Real Estate
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Lubert- Adler Partners, LP
Oaktree Capital Management and Real Estate Team Pension Real Estate Association
Starwood Capital Group


Founding Benefactor — $250,000 - $499,999

AEW Capital Management, LP
Beacon Capital Partners
Brookfield Asset Management
CBRE Investment Management/CBRE
Clarion Partners
The Davis Companies
DigitalBridge Group, Inc
Fairfield Residential
Greenfield Partners
H/2 Capital Partners
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Heitman, LLC
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
LaSalle Investment Management & JLL
Lionstone Investments
Lone Star Funds
Madison International Realty
Morgan Stanley
National Land Tenure Company, LLC
Nuveen Real Estate
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Rialto Management Group
UBS Asset Management Global
USAA Real Estate Company
Vanbarton Group
Wheelock Street Capital


Founding Patron — $100,000 - $249,999

Acadia Realty Trust
ACORE Capital
Almanac Realty Investors
American Realty Advisors
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Apollo Global Management, LLC
ARES Management, LLC
Bain Capital, LLC
Bellwether Asset Management
Carmel Partners
Crow Holdings Capital Partners, LLC
Cushman & Wakefield
Fortress Investment Group
GCM Grosvenor
Grandview Partners, LLC
GTIS Partners
Northwood Investors
PCCP, Inc.
Real Capital Analytics
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Rockwood Capital, LLC
Rubenstein Partners
Stockbridge Capital Group
Walton Street Capital


Founding Sponsor — $50,000 - $99,999

Accord Group Holdings, LLC
American Real Estate Partners
Dr. Thomas Arnold
Linda Assante & Marc Carrasco
Bell Partners
Bentall Kennedy (US), LP
Berkeley Partners
Berkshire Group
Blue Moon Capital Partners, LLP
Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
Bridge Investment Group
The Carlyle Group
Cross Harbor Capital Partners
Elion Partners
Ellis Partners, LLC
Exeter Property Group
Kevin and Susan Faxon
Gaw Capital Advisors Ltd.
Green Street Advisors
Hodes Weill & Associates
IPI Partners, LLC
Jaguar Growth Partners
JBG Smith
Jonathan Rose Companies
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Landmark Partners
LBA Realty Charitable Foundation Fund
National Development
National Real Estate Advisors
New York Life Investors LLC
Park Madison Partners
Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, LLC
Prime Finance
Sol Raso
Rockpoint Group, LLC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
StepStone Real Estate
Ariel Szin
TGM Associates
Torchlight Investors
Transwestern Investment Group
Tristan Capital Partners
TruAmerica Multifamily, LLC


Supporting Donors

Alliance Global Advisors
Argosy Real Estate Management, LLC
ASB Real Estate Investments
Atlas Capital Group, LLC
Avalon Bay
Avanti Strategic Land Investors
Bain Capital Children’s Charity, Ltd.
Banner Oak Capital Partners
Barker Pacific Group, Inc.
Basis Investment Group
Belay Investment Group
Brasa Capital Management
Buchanan Street Partners
Callan, LLP
Camber Creek
Capstone Development, LLC
Dan & Allisyn Cashdan
Chartres Lodging
Citymark Capital
CRES Real Estate Partners I, LLC
CTR Partners, LLC
Dermody Properties
Dune Real Estate Partners
Exelon Corporation
Steve Felix
Ferguson Partners
Fidelity Charitable
Graceada Partners
The Green Cities Company formerly Gerding Edlen
Griffith Properties
Steve Hason
Hawkeye Partners, LP
Matt Hershey
Hillcrest Finance, LLC
H.N. Gorin, Inc.
Huntington Industrial Partners
Jennifer Hutter
Innovo Property Group
Internacional Realty
IRA Capital
Iron Point Partners
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
Juniper Square
KAP Group
L&B Realty Advisors
Eric Lang
Charles and Rose Leitner
Lincoln Partners
Logistics Property Company, LLC
Long Wharf Capital, LLC
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
MCB Real Estate, LLC
Micheal McGowan
Mesa West
Shekar Narasimhan
Yvonne Nelson
Newport Capital Partners
Olympus Property Management
Paul Hastings, LLP
Pillar Commercial
Portfolio Advisors, LLC
The Praedium Group
Prime Finance & Prime Residential Employees
Railfield Realty Partners
Rangewater Real Estate formerly Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, LLC
Sares Regis Multifamily Fund
David and Liz Sherman
Square Mile Capital Management
Swift Real Estate Partners
Talon Private Capital
TA Realty
TRIO Investment Management, LP in honor of Doug Petno



The generosity of PREA Foundation donors will enable this transformative program to flourish.

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