Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that diversity of experience, backgrounds and perspectives leads to better outcomes for our clients, employees and our communities. We are committed to cultivating a workplace that attracts, retains, and develops diverse talent, and promote an inclusive company culture that respects and celebrates diversity of all kinds.
As part of our commitment to advancing social justice and racial equity, PGIM Real Estate is partnering with nonprofit organizations to help youth better access training, education, and career opportunities.
YouthBuild USA works with opportunity youth ages 16-24 to provide skills training in the construction industry, IT, healthcare and more, teach leadership skills for these career pathways, and help place graduates in employment opportunities.
For 8 years, PGIM Real Estate has established a global network of colleagues who support programming across many of these centers, including the U.S., UK and Mexico, by:
- Conducting communication and business etiquette workshops, mock interviews, property tours and build days
- Mentoring and coaching students
This summer, Praveen Kuruppu, an Investment Associate based in San Francisco, became PGIM Real Estate’s first-ever YouthBuild Ambassador to participate in a Secondment Program with the organization.
Project Destined prepares high school and college students and military veterans with classes in professional and presentation skills, business fundamentals and real estate to obtain scholarships, internships and employment in real estate professions.
PGIM Real Estate employees volunteer as mentors, judges and executive speakers in the program, which works with students across the country, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Understanding and remaining focused on our role in the greater community in which we operate is essential to our success. We’re proud of our ongoing efforts to engage our people, residents and tenants to improve building performance and ignite positive change in our communities.