Steve Blazejewski is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and senior portfolio manager for the senior housing strategies. Based in Atlanta, Steve is responsible for managing all aspects of the senior housing strategies including portfolio strategy, investment decisions, and management of the team. The senior housing strategies are closed-end, discretionary, commingled funds focused on investments in the senior housing industry.
Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate in April 2012, Steve was a vice president of seniors housing at Welltower, Inc. (formerly Health Care REIT, Inc.), an S&P 500, publicly traded, equity REIT. At Welltower, he originated new investments and participated in a variety of corporate development, international expansion, and market presence initiatives.
Steve was previously a vice president of CSH, LLC, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity and asset management firm. At CSH, Steve identified new investment opportunities, and provided investment analysis and asset management for over 25 seniors housing acquisitions on behalf of Carlyle’s closed-end, diversified real estate funds.
As a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the United States Navy, Steve completed five operational submarine deployments in a variety of leadership roles, taught multiple accredited classes at the United States Naval Academy, and assisted in the creation of the Naval Academy’s character development program.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master of business administration from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Steve serves on PGIM Real Estate’s United States Management and Americas Executive Committees, and is an Executive Board member of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). He was recognized as one of Real Estate Forum’s “50 under 40” in 2014, previously served as PGIM Real Estate’s representative to the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a charter member of the National Investment Center’s (NIC) Future Leaders Council.