Lisa Davis is an executive director at PGIM Real Estate and portfolio manager for its impact investing strategy. Based in New York City, Lisa is responsible for developing and leading PGIM Real Estate’s Impact Investing Strategy.
Most recently, Lisa was director of Investor Relations and Specialty Originations at Pembrook Capital Management, where she raised capital from institutional investors for commercial real estate investment, primarily focusing on affordable housing and community development.
Before joining PGIM Real Estate, Lisa spent six years at the Ford Foundation, where she made grant investments in affordable housing and community development, led the foundation’s Detroit program, and helped to start Ford’s impact investing initiative. Prior, Lisa spent 12 years doing commercial real estate development in Boston, first with non-profit community development corporations such as the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation and Asian Community Development Corporation, and then with the private equity firm New Boston Fund. She led the redevelopment of some the most significant publicly-owned sites in the city, including the former Boston State Hospital site and MTA Turnpike parcels that came available as part of the Big Dig. Lisa started her career in Texas and the Bronx as a community organizer and advocate for housing and homelessness issues.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a master of science in real estate development, and a master of city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has lived and worked in France, Costa Rica and Japan. Lisa serves on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and IMPACCT Brooklyn.