Mr. Ritchie joined Brandywine in 2014 as Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Ritchie founded Birchwood Partners, LLC to act as a principal to acquire and improve real estate assets, and to act as a fiduciary to develop and execute solutions for its clients’ real estate and economic development challenges. Prior to founding Birchwood Partners, he was the Senior Vice President of the Northeast Region for The Burks Companies, responsible for new business development, transition of newly acquired business, and relationship management. Mr. Ritchie was 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 served as the founding CEO of the Brick City Development Corporation, the City of Newark, New Jersey’s economic development corporation. 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 is the Chair of the Old City District, a Philadelphia Municipal Authority, and served on the Commercial Real Estate Committee of The Reinvestment Fund.