Roger Pratt brings to Schumann Fund for New Jersey a wealth of professional experience that supports the Fund’s initiatives. His real estate investment experience alongside his involvement in social investment projects advance Schumann Fund’s mission in Essex County and statewide. Roger brings deep expertise in affordable housing, energy efficient “green” office buildings, brownfield adaptive reuse projects, “smart growth” and transit-oriented development, and fostering strong public/private partnerships.
Roger’s career spans more than 30 years in leadership roles in the real estate investment sector. During his career, Roger served as the head of the Newark-based regional office for the Prudential Realty Group and was a member of the Newark Economic Development Council, Renaissance Newark, and participated in Leadership New Jersey.
Roger is currently an Institutional Real Estate Investment Manager in Washington, DC. He serves as an Independent Director of Sila Realty Trust, a Tampa based public non-traded real estate investment trust registered with the SEC focused on healthcare properties.
Roger is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a contributing author on asset and portfolio management for the 2015 Fifth Edition of ULI’s Real Estate Development, Principles and Process textbook. He serves on the Wood Center for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina, is Trustee Emeritus of the Foundation Board of the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary and is a member of the board of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. Roger has served several terms as Schumann Fund’s Treasurer.
Roger earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the College of William and Mary and received Phi Beta Kappa distinction. He is married to Claire Pratt and has three children and eight grandchildren.