Dean S. Adler is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Lubert-Adler Partners, LP, a real estate equity firm with over $6.5 billion in equity and $16 billion of assets under management. Dean is Head of the Investment Committee, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the team. Lubert-Adler invests on behalf of, among others, 30 major university endowments, state pension funds, and major foundations. It is headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Dean is also a partner in Independence Capital Partners, a family of funds totaling $11.7 billion in equity invested in real estate, private equity, corporate restructurings, venture capital and asset-based lending.
Mr. Adler graduated the Wharton School and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He taught at the Wharton School between 1981 and 1983 and subsequently worked at Ernst & Young, Baker and Hostetler and CMS. Mr. Adler is an Executive Committee Member and Research Sponsor for the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center, and serves on the board of directors of Bed Bath & Beyond. Mr. Adler has served on numerous community boards and the City of Philadelphia's Economic Development Summit.