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PGIM Real Estate Hires Sara Shank to Lead Innovation

PGIM Real Estate has hired Sara Shank as managing director and global head of innovation, based in its Manhattan office. In this newly-created role, Shank will work across PGIM Real Estate’s global debt and equity platform to bridge technological innovation and other macro trends affecting the real estate business, and will be responsible for developing and implementing technology solutions and data strategies.

“Now more than ever, it is imperative to adapt and evolve as an organization to meet the major disruptions that are changing every facet of our business,” said Eric Adler, CEO of PGIM Real Estate. “Sara is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge.”

With more than 20 years’ real estate experience, Shank joins PGIM Real Estate from Beacon Capital Partners, where she most recently served as managing director and head of portfolio management. She oversaw the review, screening and implementation of a number of new technologies and platforms.

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