PGIM Real Estate – Executive Director, Agriculture Debt Originator (Remote)

180 N Stetson Avenue, Chicago, IL

Job Classification:

Investment Management - Investments


As the Global Asset Management business of Prudential, we’re always looking for ways to improve financial services. We’re passionate about making a meaningful impact - touching the lives of millions and solving financial challenges in an ever-changing world.

We also believe talent is key to achieving our vision and are intentional about building a culture on respect and collaboration. When you join PGIM, you’ll unlock a motivating and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading global asset managers! 

If you’re not afraid to think differently and challenge the status quo, come and be a part of a dedicated team that’s investing in your future by shaping tomorrow today.

At PGIM, You Can!

What you will do

We are looking for an astute, driven professional like you to fulfill a critical Executive Director role within our Agricultural Finance business. You will showcase your success through collaboration, ownership and innovation. Your expertise in emerging trends and practices will evoke stimulating discussions about optimization and change to help keep our competitive edge. This rewarding opportunity will enable you to make a big impact in our organization, so if this sounds exciting, then PGIM might be the place.

The business is actively seeking a high-motivated and seasoned professional to join the company's Agricultural Finance business. 

What you can expect

  • With oversight from Regional Sales Director, manage most aspects of loan origination process, including presentations to senior management, debt structuring, pricing strategy, transaction negotiation and closing, and due diligence review.
  • Assume asset management duties on an existing loan portfolio, with support from analysts and administrative personnel, including, but not limited to, annual quality re-ratings, partial releases, collateral substitutions, property site inspections, and other matters.
  • Perform marketing activities for business development with prospective borrowers while maintaining and building enduring relationships with existing clients.
  • Work with Senior Management and Staff on a wide variety of assignments, including cash flow modeling, risk analysis, agriculture real estate valuations and the use of proprietary internal "quality rating" models and loan templates.

What you will bring

  • 10-15+ years direct Agribusiness Lending Experience with an established institution.
  • Advanced analytical skills with particular expertise in the areas of balance sheet liquidity and leverage analysis, detailed cash flow assessment, risk management strategies, food safety issues, supply/demand/consumer trend dynamics, and complex large loan negotiation and structuring.
  • Industry expertise in Food Processing & Beverage, Animal Protein, and/or Cold Storage is most desirable.
  • Established network of both Agribusiness company contacts (Treasurers, CFO’s, CEO’s, etc.), and prominent providers of debt  to the Agribusiness sector a must. 
  • Ability to work across different functional teams and groups internally and externally.
  • Self-motived and highly driven to actively travel and call on existing and prospective clientele.
  • Represent PGIM Agribusiness Debt Team at key Agribusiness industry events/gatherings. 
  • Experience leading and developing analysts.
  • Advanced degree a plus.  Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred but not required

What will set you apart

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with an extensive team.
  • Proven ability to develop, cultivate, and manage high quality relationships with existing and potential clients.

*PGIM welcomes all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

What we offer you

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance and PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Retirement plans:
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match (up to 4%)
  • Company-funded pension plan
  • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs
  • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional health, and career development.
  • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment, approved degrees, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.

To find out more about our Total Reward package, visit Work Life Balance | Prudential Careers

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $175,000 to $200,000. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

About PGIM Real Estate

PGIM Real Estate is one of the largest real estate managers in the world with more than $180 billion in gross assets under management and administration.  It strives to deliver exceptional outcomes for investors and borrowers through a range of real estate equity and debt solutions across the risk-return spectrum. PGIM’s scope of insights, rigorous risk management and seamless execution are backed by a 50-year legacy of investing in commercial real estate, a 140-year history of real estate financing and the deep local expertise of professionals in 32 cities globally.  PGIM Real Estate Agricultural Finance is one of the largest agricultural investment managers with over $10.5 billion in debt and equity investments.  PGIM Agricultural Finance, the debt side of the business, represents approximately $8.5 billion of the total and invests on behalf of its affiliate and third-party institutional investors. 

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Life Insurance Paid Time Off Tuition Assistance


Agribusiness Lending Analytical Cash Flow Modeling Financial analysis Financial Services Relationship Management Risk Management

  • Collaborate with senior management on various assignments
  • Conduct marketing activities
  • Manage loan origination process
  • Perform asset management duties

10-15+ years


Master's degree


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