Prudential Real Estate Investors has named Lee Menifee a managing director and head of Americas investment research, the company announced last week. PREI®, among the world’s largest real estate investment management and advisory businesses, is a business of Prudential Financial, Inc.
Menifee, whose appointment is effective immediately, will lead PREI’s research efforts in the U.S. and Latin America and will join the U.S. and Latin American investment committees. He is based in PREI’s global headquarters in Madison and reports to Peter Hayes, global head of investment research.
“Lee brings tremendous depth of knowledge and insight into trends driving the real estate landscape in the Americas as we continue to build a global research capability that delivers innovative, market-leading intelligence to our investment teams and clients,” Hayes said.
Before joining Prudential, Menifee led research for American Realty Advisors, where he supported portfolio, asset management, acquisitions and marketing. Earlier, he was the managing editor of global real estate strategy for BCA Research, where he was responsible for product development. He also spent 14 years in various research roles within CBRE Investors, including senior director of global strategy.
Menifee earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and planning from the University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Southern California.