2013 Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate Panelist
Collete English Dixon
Prudential Real Estate Investors
Collete English Dixon is Principal - Transactions, for Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial. Since January 2008, she has been co-leader of PREI’s national investment dispositions program, which is responsible for managing the sale of PREI’s investment properties on behalf of its clients. In 2012, the PREI dispositions team completed the sale of more than $2B in portfolio assets, for a total or more than $9B in portfolio asset sales since 2008.
Prior to January 2008, she was responsible for sourcing real estate investments in multiple Midwest Region markets, covering all property types, including office, multi-family, hotel, industrial and retail properties. Through December 2007, Ms. English Dixon had received authorization for more than $2.7 billion of new investments for PREI’s clients.
From 1989 through early 1996, Ms. English Dixon was responsible for PREI and Prudential General Account property dispositions and exit strategy for investment properties located throughout the eastern United States. During this period, she was involved with more than $380 million of real property sales. From 1986 to 1989, Ms. English Dixon was part of Prudential’s Southern Region transactions unit.
Prior to 1986, Ms. English Dixon was with Prudential's property development group, overseeing all facets of the real property development process for wholly-owned and joint venture projects throughout the Southeastern U.S. Her activities included concept development and feasibility analysis, site acquisition, construction administration, asset management and project disposition. Ms. English Dixon began her career with Prudential as an asset management analyst in 1979.
Ms. English Dixon received her BBA from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Masters of Business Administration from Mercer University.
Ms. English Dixon was the 2011 President of CREW Network, and is a Past President of CREW Chicago and a Past Chair of The CREW Network Foundation. Ms English Dixon also serves as Vice -Chair/Membership of the Purple Flight of the Urban Development-Mixed Use Council of ULI and Chair of the Advisory Council for the Goldie Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate scholarship program at Roosevelt University. Ms. English Dixon received the 2008 Conscientious Professional Award given by the Global Diversity Summit. She was recognized as a Woman of Influence in 2011 by Real Estate Forum magazine and awarded an Honorable Mention as 2011 Female Leader of the Year Commercial Property Executive magazine. Ms. English Dixon is on the Advisory Council for the Roosevelt University Marshall Bennett School of Real Estate and a member of the Board of Directors for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. She has also been active in Jack and Jill of America, Inc, as a board member of Hephzibah Children’s Association and on the alumni association for her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.
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