Foundation

PREA Foundation Leadership

About Us

We are leaders in real estate who hold ourselves accountable for expanding the industry. We invest in young people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to increase opportunities for success.

 

Executive Director

Ivan Barron

Ivan Barron, PhD
Executive Director
PREA Foundation

Ivan was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US at the age of nine. His life experiences inspired him to pursue a career working to expand economic and educational opportunities for people from all backgrounds. He has launched nationally recognized diversity and inclusion programs in partnership with leading corporations, universities, and foundations. Dr. Barron began his career in the real estate industry as Deputy Director of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director at the PREA Foundation, he was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Barron has a master’s degree from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Washington where he teaches courses for entrepreneurs at the Foster School of Business.

 

Board of Directors

Deborah Harmon

Deborah Harmon
Chair
Co-Founder & CEO
Artemis Real Estate Partners

Kevin Faxon

Kevin Faxon
President and Co-Chair Programs Committee
Principal
Shadow Hill Partners
Former Managing Director
Head of Real Estate Americas
JP Morgan Chase

 

Kathleen McCarthy

Kathleen McCarthy
Vice President
Global Co-Head, Real Estate
The Blackstone Group

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson
Secretary
Head of Real Estate – Bureau of Asset Management
Office of New York City Comptroller

 

Dhvani Shah

Dhvani Shah, CFA
Treasurer
CIO
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Linda Assante

Linda Assante
Co-Chair Programs Committee
Former Managing Partner
Jasper Ridge Partners

 

John Brady

John Brady
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Oaktree Capital Management

Jon Davis

Jon Davis
CEO & Founder
The Davis Companies

 

Mike DiRe

Mike DiRe
Director of Real Estate
California State Teachers’ Retirement System

David Gilbert

David Gilbert
CEO & CIO
Clarion Partners

 

Gail Haynes

Gail Haynes
President
Pension Real Estate Association

Eric Lang

Eric Lang
Chair, Finance Committee
Senior Managing Director, Private Markets
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

 

Chris Lee

Chris Lee
Partner, Head of Real Estate Americas
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee
Executive Director & CIO
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System

 

Sonny Kalsi

Sonny Kalsi
Chair, Fundraising Committee
President
BentallGreenOak

Chad Tredway

Chad Tredway
Managing Principal
TRIO Investment Group

 

 

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