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A Conversation about 76 Place with David Adelman and Jordan Goldstein

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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Join a conversation with David Adelman, Co-Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Chair of 76 Devco, along with Jordan Goldstein, Co-Firm Managing Principal of architecture firm Gensler, about the proposed 76 Place arena on Market East. The 76ers have committed to building a new arena that will serve as a long-term, sustainable home for the team and world-class experience for fans. The privately-funded project, which will also include retail and residential housing opportunities, will generate more than $1B in additional tax benefits to the city, state, and School District of Philadelphia. Learn more about how the 76 Place proposal, after more than a year of robust stakeholder engagement, has evolved in its design and in its plans to become a model of equitable economic development.  


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David Adelman

David J. Adelman is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and active private investor. As CEO of Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments, Adelman redefined the college living experience in University City and nationwide; today, he 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. Beyond student housing, Adelman saw a need to accommodate students’ families and those receiving treatment at CHOP and developed Homewood Suites by Hilton® -University City – a project that earned him the distinction of Homewood Suites Developer of the Year for Hilton Worldwide.

Adelman 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.

Adelman 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.


Adelman 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.

Adelman is a past recipient of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young in the real estate category for Greater Philadelphia and is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and Young Presidents’ Organization. He received his BA in Political Science from Ohio State University and resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two daughters.

Jordan Goldstein

Jordan Goldstein, Co-Firm Managing Principal of Gensler globally and a member of the firm’s Board of Director, is an award-winning architect who uses design to help clients unravel complex problems and craft relevant solutions that evolve their businesses and brands. Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, with 53 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.


Throughout his 27-plus-year career, Jordan has been involved in further defining the skyline of global cities with projects like Beijing’s twin 725-foot CP Towers and Bangkok’s 60-story Magnolias Ratchadamri Tower. Jordan has also provided design vision and leadership on projects that range in scale from China’s Duke Kunshan University campus to Marriott’s new global headquarters outside of Washington, DC. Jordan’s projects have won numerous national and local awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and NAIOP, among others. His work has also appeared in various periodicals, including Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, US News & World Report, Washington Business Journal, and The Washington Post.


In addition to being recognized for his design skills, Jordan has been honored for his leadership. In recent years, he was included on the Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of the most influential area business leaders and was recognized as one of the top 25 innovators in the Washington, DC area.


Jordan is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association.


An advocate of helping the next generation of architects prepare for tomorrow, Jordan has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master in Architecture, and has been the Kea Professor at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.