Join us for the Jewish Federation Real Estate’s (JFRE) 10th Annual Legends and Leaders, featuring breakfast, networking and schmoozing with Philadelphia’s top real estate developers and professionals.

Register by Friday, October 14. Walk-ins welcome.

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Jessica Morgan, JFRE Executive Committee Member & Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds Principal,
in conversation with David Adelman, Jewish Federation Board Co-Chair & 76 Devcorp Chair,
76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris and 76ers CEO Tad Brown
& CBRE Economists Richard Barkham and Spencer Levy


Date & Time:
Friday, October 21, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Complimentary for JFRE members
  • $150 for non-members through Friday, September 30
  • $175 for non-members starting Saturday, October 1

Registration is Now Closed

speaker bios

Jessica Morgan
Jewish Federation Real Estate Executive Committee Member & Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds Principal

Jessica Morgan is a Principal at Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds, a real estate private equity firm based in Philadelphia, that has raised over $8 billion of capital and invested in over $18 billion of real estate since its inception in 1997. At Lubert-Adler, Jessica focuses predominantly on new acquisitions – from deal sourcing to underwriting, due diligence and deal closing – and also sits on the Asset Management Committee, helping manage and execute business plans for the funds’ assets. Jessica also helps lead the firm’s development team, responsible for capitalization and execution of Lubert-Adler’s various development projects currently underway in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Lubert-Adler, Jessica was on the Acquisitions team at SL Green Realty Corp. in New York City. Jessica graduated magna cum laude with a B.A in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Jessica sits on the Advisory Board for the Penn Institute of Urban Research and is an executive committee member of the Jewish Federation Real Estate, where she leads Young JFRE initiatives.

David Adelman
Jewish Federation Board Co-Chair & 76 Devcorp Chairman

David J. Adelman is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and active private investor. He is the CEO of Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments and is widely recognized as a national leader in student housing development and management, with more than two billion dollars of assets under management across 18 states. David is the Founder of Darco Capital which has made over 50 investments in venture capital and private equity businesses across multiple sectors, and is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of FS Investments, a leading manager of alternative investment funds with 30 billion dollars of assets under management. He also serves as Chairman of 76 Devcorp, the newly formed development company with a mandate to locate, design and develop the country’s premier sports and entertainment arena on behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers.

David serves on the Penn Medicine Board of Trustees, University City District Board of Directors, Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and past Chairman of Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation where he spearheaded the development of The Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Josh Harris
76ers Managing Partner

Josh Harris is an investor, business leader and philanthropist whose career spans private equity, sports, entertainment, impact and more.

Josh is the Founder of 26North, a next-generation, multi-asset class alternatives platform that invests across a variety of strategies, including private equity, credit and insurance and reinsurance solutions.

Prior to founding 26North, Josh co-founded Apollo Global Management and spent over thirty years building the firm into the world’s second-largest alternative asset manager. Josh is responsible for some of Apollo’s most successful private equity investments, including the LyondellBasell transaction, one of the most profitable deals in private equity history.

Josh is also the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) and the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers, recently named the Most Innovative Sports Team in the US and fifth in the world by Sports Innovation Lab. Under his leadership, HBSE has grown to include the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, a top-ten venue, among other franchises. Josh is also a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football  Club in the Premier League and a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Josh and his wife Marjorie founded Harris Philanthropies, which supports programs that use the power of sports, enhanced wellness and education to positively impact communities in need. Across their charitable platform, Josh and Marjorie are among the largest supporters of  after-school sports programming, helping over 100,000 youths annually across the country. 

In connection with the Sixers Youth Foundation and Devils Youth Foundation, Josh supports Philadelphia, Newark and Camden by partnering with local hospitals, youth centers, schools and food distribution centers for civic growth and relief.

In Israel, Josh and Marjorie have been at the forefront of initiatives supporting archaeology, leadership development and access to sports for underserved Israeli youth. They have provided seed capital to create financially sustainable organizations to advance a strong and vibrant State of Israel.

Josh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a B.S. in Economics. He currently serves on the Boards of Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and NHL.

Josh and Marjorie have been married for over 25 years and have five children.

Tad Brown
76ers CEO

In his first season as CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), the organization further solidified itself as one of the top franchises in professional sports. The 76ers made their fifth straight playoff appearance, winning 51 regular season games and advancing to the second round. Meanwhile, off the court, the team had a record-breaking year with the addition of multiple blue-chip partners including Crypto.com, and recently announced its pursuit to build a new arena in Philadelphia. Prior to joining HBSE, Brown spent nearly two decades with the Houston Rockets, Toyota Center and Clutch City Sports and Entertainment, 15 of which were spent as CEO. In Houston, he was a member of the NBA’s Board of Governors, served as the representative to the Executive Committee, and served on the league’s Media Committee. Over his tenure, Brown helped position the Rockets as one of the NBA’s premier global franchises, setting records for sellouts, attendance, total events and customer satisfaction. Additionally, Houston hosted NBA All-Star Weekend in both 2006 and 2013, as Brown played a key role in making Toyota Center the first NBA building to have two All-Star Games over a seven-year period. Brown is a graduate of Colgate University, where he was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the varsity basketball team. He and his wife, Janice, have four daughters and one granddaughter.

Richard Barkham
PhD MRICS CRE | CBRE Economist

Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 700 researchers worldwide, whilst traveling and speaking extensively on key real estate trends. He is Chairman of CBRE Econometric Advisors, a specialist real estate forecasting unit. He has numerous academic and trade press publications to his credit, including a highly regarded book called, Real Estate and Globalisation (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which deals with the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil.

Richard is a Visiting Professor of Economics at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Reading.

Spencer Levy
CBRE Economist

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee. Spencer is frequently quoted in major business publications and appears on business television, including CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and Fox Business. Spencer is the host of CBRE’s podcast “The Weekly Take.” He is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate. 

Further Details

  • Dietary laws observed for the continental breakfast
  • Reservations are non-refundable
  • Reservations are non-transferable after Friday, October 14 at noon. If changes need to be made, contact Mike Costello at mcostello@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0727.
  • JFRE welcomes event sponsors until September 30. If your company would like to become a sponsor, click here for more information or call Joel Schwarz at jschwarz@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0544
  • If you would like to become a JFRE member, contact Joel Schwarz at jschwarz@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0544
  • The Jewish Federation follows CDC guidelines for in-person gatherings. We ask that attendees be vaccinated or COVID free to attend 
  • At this time, masks are optional in the venue and can be worn at your discretion
  • For the Jewish Federation’s statement on in-person gatherings, click here

JFRE Executive committee

Jonathan Morgan – Chair
Morgan Properties

David Adelman
Campus Apartments

Dan Berger
Berger Rental Communities

Jeremy B. Fogel
Ironwood Property Group

Bill Glazer

Adam Goodman
Goodman Properties

Bradley J. Korman
Korman Communities

Bradley A. Krouse
Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg LLP

Matt Pestronk – Immediate Past Chair
Post Brothers

Michael Markman
BET Investments

Jessica Morgan
Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds

Jake Reiter
Verde Capital

Malina Robbins

David Waxman

Spencer Yablon

Robert A. Zuritsky
Parkway Corporation