Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years in investment management with a focus on commercial real estate investing. Prior to her current role at Roosevelt University, she was Executive Director – Transactions for PGIM Real Estate (formerly known as PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial, and co-leader of PREI’s national investment dispositions program. In that role, she oversaw the sale of more than 200 investment properties located throughout the US, with a total value of more than $8.7 Billion, on behalf of PREI’s investment funds. Prior to her role in dispositions, English Dixon was responsible for sourcing more than $2.75B of wholly-owned and joint venture real estate investment opportunities in the Midwest markets covering all property types, including office, rental and for-sale multi-family, hotel, industrial and retail properties. Collete’s experience also includes commercial property development and asset management.
In her current role, English Dixon is the Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University where she is oversees all aspects of the undergraduate real estate major and the MSRE/MBA-RE degree programs. She is the first African American woman leader of a higher-education real estate program in the US and a member of the administrative team for the Heller College of Business.
She is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating Committee for Marcus and Millichap, Inc, a member of the Advisory Board for Waterton Associates, LLC, and a member of the Board of Trustees of UBS’ Trumbull Property Fund. Collete is also a member of the Board of Directors for Community Investment Corporation-Chicago and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, in addition to being a Global Governing Trustee and member of the Americas Executive Committee of ULI. She is a Past President of CREW Network, a Past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation, and a Past President of CREW Chicago.