John was born in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 18th, 1984. He grew up in the suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania where he thrived at Devon Preparatory School. While attending Devon, John participated or founded several groups, including the Student Council, the Piano Society, the Chess Club and several athletic teams. The leadership experiences John had at Devon allowed for exceptional personal and scholastic growth and proved to be invaluable as he embarked on his college career.
At the Wharton School, John’s concentration was Real Estate with a minor in Classical Studies. His studies across all business classes allowed him to gain a broad perspective of the business world before truly finding his passion in real estate. During his four years at Wharton, John surrounded himself with the real estate professors and their work. He became a research assistant to Professor Joe Gyourko and a teaching assistant to Professor Todd Sinai.
In the summer before his senior year, John proved instrumental to two executives at a real estate investment trust in constructing the Exeter Property Group. Exeter is a newly established real estate private equity fund based on the vision and principles of the real estate icon, the late Willard Rouse. Rouse’s motto was to enhance people’s lives through exceptional communities. His ideals are instilled among the fund’s management team even today.