Sara Shean is an executive director and Defined Contribution practice leader for the U.S. markets at PGIM Real Estate. Sara has 20 years of defined contribution investment experience and is responsible for covering institutional relationships and delivering thought leadership regarding the implementation of real estate investment solutions in the United States. Sara is currently the co-President of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council and a member of the Investment Policy and Design Committee of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.
Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Sara was head of institutional defined contribution at Cohen & Steers for three years, where she was a board member of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.
Sara also spent 19 years at J.P. Morgan, including 12 years as an investment strategist for the firm’s institutional defined contribution clients.
Sara has a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University and is a CFP certificant.