Foundation Logo


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

Contact us at

Join Us...

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.


Resource Center



PREA Foundation Donors Widen the Circle of Opportunity


Founding Governor — $500,000 and More

Artemis Real Estate Partners
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Cerberus Capital Management
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Green Courte Partners, LLC
Kayne Anderson Real Estate
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Starwood Capital Group
Pension Real Estate Association


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

AEW Capital Management, LP
Beacon Capital Partners
Brookfield Asset Management
CBRE Global Investors/CBRE
Clarion Partners
The Davis Companies
DigitalBridge Group, Inc
Eastdil Secured
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
Morgan Stanley
National Land Tenure Company, LLC
Nuveen Real Estate
Oaktree Capital Management
Oaktree Real Estate Team
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Rialto Management Group
UBS Asset Management Global
USAA Real Estate Company
Vanbarton Group


Founding Patron — $100,000 - $249,999

Acadia Realty Trust
Almanac Realty Investors
American Realty Advisors
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Apollo Global Management, LLC
ARES Management, LLC
Bain Capital, LLC
Carmel Partners
Crow Holdings Capital Partners, LLC
Cushman & Wakefield
Fortress Investment Group
GCM Grosvenor
GTIS Partners
Hines Interests, LP
Madison International Realty
Northwood Investors
PCCP, Inc.
Real Capital Analytics
Related Companies
Rockwood Capital, LLC
Rubenstein Partners
Stockbridge Capital Group
Walton Street Capital
Wheelock Street Capital


Founding Sponsor — $50,000 - $99,999

ACORE Capital
American Real Estate Partners
Dr. Thomas Arnold
Linda Assante & Marc Carrasco
Bell Partners
Bentall Kennedy (US) LP
Berkshire Group
Blue Moon Capital Partners LLP
Blue Vista Capital Management LLC
Bridge Investment Group
The Carlyle Group
Cross Harbor Capital 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 Real Estate Advisors
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
Torchlight Investors
Transwestern Investment Group
Tristan Capital Partners


Supporting Donors

Alliance Global Advisors
ASB Real Estate Investments
Atlas Capital Group, LLC
Avanti Strategic Land Investors
Bain Capital Children’s Charity, Ltd.
Barker Pacific Group, Inc.
Basis Investment Group
Belay Investment Group
Brasa Capital Management
Kathy Briscoe
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
Ferguson Partners
Fidelity Charitable
Graceada Partners
The Green Cities Company formerly Gerding Edlen
Griffith Properties
Steve Hason
Hawkeye Partners, LP
Hillcrest Finance, LLC
H.N. Gorin, Inc.
Huntington Industrial Partners
Jennifer Hutter
Innovo Property Group
Internacional Realty
IRA Capital
IronPoint 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.


New site under development in 2022