PREA Foundation | Diversity Builds Better Futures


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

Partnership with

To pursue the PREA Foundation's transformative mission, the Foundation has partnered with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), which has a 35-year track record of success providing select educational and internship opportunities to college students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Where We Are

The first-ever SEO Real Estate Track is now set to launch. Support from the PREA Foundation will allow SEO to introduce and sustain this program, develop real estate specific training content, host real estate related clinics and events, and enlist partners to provide summer internships.

There has been considerable interest in the SEO Real Estate Track from both students and real estate organizations, including institutional investors, offering intern positions. 

The first class of interns is poised to begin in Summer 2018.

Link to the brochure here.

Investor Endorsement

Institutional investors can play a vital role by signaling their support for the Foundation’s core principle, that diversity and inclusion are critical to the institutional real estate industry’s future vitality.

Link to the Investor Support Letter
Join as an Endorser



The PREA Foundation thanks the growing corps of endorsers, donors, and intern sponsors whose support is essential to this initiative’s success.


Founding Governor — $500,000 and More

Artemis Real Estate Partners
Green Courte Partners, LLC
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Starwood Capital Group
Pension Real Estate Association


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

AEW Capital Management, LP
Beacon Capital Partners
CBRE Global Investors/CBRE
Colony NorthStar
The Davis Companies
Deutsche Bank/RREEF
Eastdil Secured
Greenfield Partners
GreenOak Real Estate
H/2 Capital Partners
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
LaSalle Investment Management
Lionstone Investments
Morgan Stanley
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
UBS Asset Management
USAA Real Estate Company


Founding Patron — $100,000 - $249,999

American Realty Advisors
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Capri Investment Group
Clarion Partners
Cushman & Wakefield
GCM Grosvenor
Northwood Investors
Real Capital Analytics
Related Companies
Rubenstein Partners
Stockbridge Capital Group
Wheelock Street Capital


Founding Sponsor — $50,000 - $99,999

American Real Estate Partners
Linda Assante & Marc Carrasco
Bentall Kennedy
Berkshire Group
Ellis Partners
Exelon Corporation
Kevin Faxon
Gaw Capital Advisors Ltd.
Green Street Advisors
Landmark Partners
LBA Realty
Park Madison Partners
Sol Raso
Rockpoint Group LLC


Other Lead Donors

Dr. Thomas Arnold
Barker Pacific Group, Inc.
Basis Investment Group
Capstone Development, LLC
Chartres Lodging
CRES Real Estate Partners I, LLC
CTR Partners, LLC
Gerding Edlen
Griffith Properties
Hawkeye Partners, LP
Hillcrest Finance, LLC
H.N. Gorin, Inc.
Huntington Industrial Partners
Innovo Property Group
Internacional Realty
IRA Capital
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
Long Wharf Capital LLC 
MCB Real Estate LLC
Mesa West
Newport Capital Partners
Olympus Property Management
Paul Hastings, LLP
Pillar Commercial
Pollack Shores Real Estate Group LLC
Railfield Realty Partners
Square Mile Capital Management
Swift Real Estate Partners
Talon Private Capital


Join Us...
Become an Industry Leader in this Game-Changing Initiative


The generosity of PREA Foundation donors will enable this transformative program to flourish. Link to the Gift/Pledge Form to become a donor.



By hosting an intern, you will provide an opportunity that changes the career trajectory of a promising student while gaining from that individual’s insights and expertise. Link to the Internship Sponsorship Form here.