Steve Blazejewski is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and a member of the Senior Housing group. Based in Atlanta, Steve leads the new investment and asset management activities for Senior Housing Partners IV, L.P. (SHP IV) and Senior Housing Partners V, L.P. (SHP V), closed-end discretionary, commingled funds specifically focused on investment in the senior housing industry.
Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate in April 2012, Steve was a vice president of seniors housing at Welltower, Inc. (formerly Health Care REIT, Inc.), an S&P 500, publicly traded equity REIT. At Welltower he originated and closed over $490 million of new investment activity, as well as participated in a variety of corporate development, international expansion, and market presence initiatives.
Steve was previously a vice president of CSH, LLC, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity and asset management firm. At CSH, Steve identified new investment opportunities, and provided investment analysis and asset management for over 25 seniors housing acquisitions on behalf of Carlyle’s closed-end, diversified real estate funds with over $5 billion in investable assets.
As a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the United States Navy, Steve completed five operational submarine deployments in a variety of leadership roles, taught multiple accredited classes at the United States Naval Academy, and oversaw the creation of the Naval Academy’s character development program.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master of business administration from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Steve was recognized as one of Real Estate Forum’s “50 under 40” in 2014, served as Prudential’s representative to the Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Program, and was previously a charter member of the National Investment Center’s (NIC) Future Leaders Council. He is a frequent moderator, panelist, and speaker at national industry events.