Picture a panel of 13 of the region's most successful, creative and brilliant real estate legends and leaders. Gather them all in one room and invite a limited number of guests to hear their stories and learn about their visions.
This is the format for the Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) April 11 breakfast program at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Bradley A. Krouse, JFRE chairman, expressed excitement for this round-table event, which he describes as "a unique opportunity to connect our most respected and seasoned real estate legends -- all JFRE members -- with some of our up-and- coming members and prospects."
Krouse explained that the round-table venue "will afford participants an opportunity to meet, learn from and discuss real time, real estate issues with the best in the business in an intimate, informal setting."
The all-star panelists include: Dean Adler, CEO and co-founder of Lubert-Adler Partners; Bart Blatstein, president and CEO of Tower Investments; Ron Caplan, founder of PMC Property Group; Allan Domb, founder of Allan Domb Real Estate; Carl Dranoff, president and founder of Dranoff Properties; Richard Green, president and CEO of Firstrust Bank; Leonard Klehr, vice chairman of Lubert-Adler Partners; Brad Korman, Co-CEO of Korman Communities, Inc.; Ira Lubert, chairman and co-founder of Lubert-Adler Real Estate; Mitchell Morgan, president and CEO of Morgan Properties; David Rubenstein, founder and managing partner of Rubenstein Partners; Steven Wolfson, chairman and chief executive officer/partner of the Wolfson Group; and Joseph S. Zuritsky, chairman and CEO of the Parkway Group.
When asked why he agreed to join this panel of industry leaders, Zuritsky commented that "JFRE has proven itself in a number of areas. Their events are innovative, informative and provide a great place to network," adding "The positive work that JFRE is doing to help the community is significant."
Krouse also expressed his gratitude to S. Robert Landow of MLA Claims for signing on as platinum sponsor of the event which is also sponsored by: 1706 Rittenhouse; Allied Barton; Altman Allied Companies; Beneficial Bank; Blum Family Foundation; Campus Apartments; Capital One N.A.; Cohen Seltzer, Inc.; Cozen O'Connor; Drucker & Scaccetti; Executive Team; First American Title Company; FIRSTRUST BANK; Glenmede Trust; Grant Thornton; Integra Realty Resources; JKJ Financial Services; Jones Lang Lasalle; Kaplin Stewart; Keystone Property Group; Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg; KPMG; M&T Bank; Marcus & Millichap; McGladrey; Newmark Knight Frank; PNC; RBS/Citizens; Richard N. Best Associates, Inc.; Saul Ewing LLP; Stevens and Lee; Sun Capital Partners Foundation; The Bancorp Bank; The Fineman Group, LLC; Vist Financial; Wells Fargo and Wurzak Hotel Group. "These corporate sponsors provide invaluable services to our JFRE members," he said.
JFRE members will have an opportunity to make their 2012 JFRE Fund gift at this event, which begins promptly at 8 a.m. They also will be able to learn first-hand about the positive impact JFRE has on the community both through JFRE Fund support and numerous hands-on opportunities.
A.Zuritsky predicted that the April 11 program will be a "blockbuster". "The list of presenters is impressive and I am honored to be a part of it, " he said.
Admission is free to members and $36 per person for non-members. Space is limited!