Steve Fessler is an Executive Director of PGIM Real Estate's Agricultural Finance team. Mr. Fessler is responsible for managing the equity portfolio and providing oversight of the property management group (CAPS) for the Western Region.
Prior to joining PGIM Agricultural Investments, Mr. Fessler held senior management positions at several diversified agribusinesses. In those capacities, he implemented asset diversification plans to better mitigate business risk, standardized investment benchmarks that improved decision making, and helped streamline productivity to increase profits. During his tenure in public accounting, he provided audit and consulting services to agribusiness, banking, and litigation support clients.
A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Fessler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial and Agricultural Economics with a minor in Finance. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant in California. He is a member of many trade organizations including the American Pistachio Growers, ASFMRA, California Citrus Mutual and the Almond Board of California.
PGIM Agricultural Investments, a business unit of Prudential Financial, has been serving American agriculture property owners for more than 115 years. The company is a leader in the origination and management of agricultural and timberland loans, farmland investments and agricultural portfolio management, as well as farm management and brokerage services.