Bryan McDonnell is a managing director, head of the U.S. debt business, and chair of global debt for PGIM Real Estate. Based in Arlington, Bryan is responsible for overseeing PGIM Real Estate’s global debt strategy and execution, including oversight of U.S. real estate debt portfolio management, originations and credit teams, the agency lending business, and the agricultural finance and investments strategies. Bryan chairs the U.S. Debt Executive Council and is a member of the Global Investment Committee, the Global Management Council and the Global Operating Risk Committee.
Previously, Bryan was head of portfolio management and investor strategy for the U.S. debt business. Prior to that role, Bryan was based in London and spearheaded the development of PGIM Real Estate’s senior debt investing in the United Kingdom and Europe. In that role, Bryan helped PGIM become one of the most comprehensive non-bank lenders in Europe. Prior to his time in Europe, Bryan held a series of management and investment roles throughout the United States.
In addition to his investment roles, Bryan served as an asset manager and was responsible for managing problem loan workouts, bankruptcy strategy, and real estate dispositions across the United States during the global financial crisis. Bryan’s global real estate knowledge comes from nearly two decades of working in PGIM’s London, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta offices.
Bryan received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University as well as his master of business administration in finance and real estate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council.