Chairman & Co-Founder
Ira M. Lubert is Chairman and co-founder of Lubert-Adler. He is also the co-founder of LLR Partners, Quaker Partners, LEM Capital, LBC Credit Partners, and Patriot Financial Partners, which along with Lubert-Adler constitute Independence Capital Partners, a family of private equity and real estate funds.
Mr. Lubert has over forty years of experience in real estate and private equity. Prior to co-founding Lubert-Adler, Mr. Lubert co-founded several other businesses, including TL Ventures, within the family of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), an early-stage venture fund; Radnor Venture Partners, L.P., the first venture fund managed by Safeguard Scientifics; and GF Management, a hotel ownership and management company.
Mr. Lubert is a 1973 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development, with a major in Hotel Management. In 2006, Mr. Lubert was the recipient of The Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor presented by Penn State to an outstanding alumna or alumnus.
Mr. Lubert also serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution and the Franklin Institute. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University and Thomas Jefferson University, as well as the Board of Directors of PREIT (NYSE: PEI). Mr. Lubert is also a past chairman of the United Way Campaign of Philadelphia and an active recruiter for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way.