Brandon Short

Brandon Short (BS Bus 1999) is the executive director and portfolio manager of PGIM Real Estate, where he manages PGIM’s Private REIT Fund and directs the fund’s east coast investment and asset management activities. He previously served as M&A Director at Round Hill Capital, a member of the Cerberus European real estate investment team, and as a real estate investment banker at Goldman Sachs based both in New York and Dubai. Before his career in finance, Short had a 7-year career in the National Football League, with the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. Short holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and received a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He was elected to the Board of Trustees by the Alumni effective July 1, 2018.

In 2021, Short’s daughter, Karli, was shot and killed in McKeesport, PA. She was 26 years old and was pregnant at the time of her death. In 2022, Brandon Short launched a foundation in his daughter’s name to create scholarships for college students coping with the fallout of gun violence. “When people are affected by gun violence they’re traumatized and they need support,” Short said. “And that’s the premise of this scholarship.”