Leadership: Brandywine Realty Trust: Biography

Key Executives & Trustees

Joseph F. Ritchie

Vice President – Development

Mr. Ritchie joined Brandywine in 2014 as Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Ritchie was an independent entrepreneur acting as a principal to acquire and improve real estate assets, and as a fiduciary to develop and execute real estate and economic development solutions for clients including the Wharton Small Business Development Center and the Virgin Islands Port Authority. He led the Northeast Region for The Burks Companies, responsible for new business development, the transition of newly acquired business, and relationship management; and served as a principal of Lomax Real Estate Partners, where he worked to source and execute urban development projects across product type in Philadelphia and New Jersey. He was the founding CEO of the City of Newark, New Jersey’s economic development corporation under Mayor Cory Booker. Mr. Ritchie spent a number of years with Trammell Crow Company, where he was the national Higher Education practice leader and a regional development Vice President. In addition to his real estate experience, Mr. Ritchie worked to create a program to support minority entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa and was a consultant for Deloitte and Touche. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He serves on the boards of NAIOP Greater Philadelphia, the University City District, and the Old City District, chairs the Old City Community Fund, and sits on the African American Museum of Philadelphia’s Re-Imagine Facility Committee.