Jewish Federation Real Estate Legends and Leaders: Going Strong for a Decade

This year’s panel discussion centered on the topic of “The Power of Sports to Lift Communities.” Pictured from left: 76ers Managing Partner CEO Tad Brown, Jewish Federation Board Co-Chair and 76 Devcorp Chairman David Adelman, 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris, and JFRE Executive Committee Member and Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds Principal Jessica Morgan (moderator).

The Jewish Federation Real Estate group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia hosted its 10th annual Legends and Leaders event on Oct. 21 at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.

“It is incredible that we have hosted the Legends and Leaders event for ten years. It is a testament to the original founders of JFRE that we have continued to have such a strong foundation after all these years,” said Jonathan Morgan, JFRE chair. “This year’s Legends and Leaders was our best one yet. JFRE remains resolute in its mission of bringing real estate and related industry professionals together as well as providing philanthropic opportunities for our members. I’m honored to lead JFRE into the future.”

Approximately 600 professionals in real estate and related industries attended the signature event that featured breakfast, networking and two conversations with expert speakers. Presentations included discussions about the current geopolitical pressures of real estate and the future of sports infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.

From left: CBRE Economists Richard Barkam and Spencer Levy talked about “Inflation, Rising Interest Rates and Geopolitical Tension: What Does it Mean for US Real Estate.”

JFRE’s Legends and Leaders event proved to withstand the test of time, raising over $500,000 in sponsorship from nearly 70 companies. This is the largest amount in the history of the program.

In 2021-2022, the JFRE Fund granted $444,936.42 to 18 capital projects in Greater Philadelphia, Israel and overseas. Around $160,000 was additionally allocated to the development of a medical clinic in Gondar, Ethiopia from the JFRE Fund and contributions by JFRE Executive Committee to provide humanitarian assistance to Ethiopian Jews as they await aliyah to Israel.

Legends and Leaders attendees had the opportunity to network with the best and brightest minds in the real estate and related industries.

To learn more about how JFRE strengthens the real estate industry and Jewish communities, visit or contact Joel Schwarz, major gifts officer, at or 215-832-0544.



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