CHICAGO, April 25, 2022 – PGIM Real Estate has appointed Christy Lockridge as the business’s first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, based in Chicago. PGIM Real Estate is the $209.3 billion real estate business of PGIM, the $1.5 trillion global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
Lockridge will build upon the firm’s expanded commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and will lead the business’s first formal DEI office. As a 30-year industry veteran, most recently serving as head of Debt Originations for the Midwest, she demonstrated innate passion and commitment while also acting as the co-lead for PGIM Real Estate’s DEI Talent Management efforts over the last year. Lockridge reports to Marcia Diaz, managing director, head of U.S. Core Debt, who is also PGIM Real Estate’s Global Management Council executive sponsor for DEI initiatives. Lockridge will work in conjunction with two seasoned veterans, Stephanie Katz, director of Strategic Initiatives for DEI, and Ivy Tsui, director of Program Management for DEI.
“Appointing Christy was a critical step in our mission to cultivate an environment that celebrates varied experience, backgrounds and perspectives,” said Eric Adler, president and CEO of PGIM Real Estate and chair of the DEI Advisory Council. “We are confident that her leadership will guide our efforts toward achieving our DEI goals and continue to build on the progress we have made.”
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