Rick J. Romano is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and head of the Global Real Estate Securities (GRES) business. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Rick is the chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager for all GRES funds and investments. Rick is a member of PGIM Real Estate’s Americas Executive Council, Global Investment Committee, UCITs Governance Council and Defined Contribution Investment Committee.
Previously, Rick was a portfolio manager responsible for management of North America public securities investments and the global chief risk officer for all GRES funds and investments. Rick joined PGIM Real Estate in 1998 in the Merchant Banking Group where he was responsible for originating and executing entity level equity investments.
Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Rick was an equity analyst at Rockefeller & Co., an investment management firm for the Rockefeller family and other high-net-worth clients. In this role, he was responsible for covering real estate and leisure stocks globally. Before this, Rick was a senior investment analyst at the Prudential Realty Group, where he worked on the valuation, asset management, and portfolio management of a hotel portfolio.
Rick has a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and a master of business administration in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder; a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA); and NAREITs Investment Advisory Council. Rick is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).