Rethinking Work Life

On March 8 learn how the COVID-19 crisis changed the dialogue around work life and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. James Paterno

SREA was founded by James L. Paterno in January of 2005. Since starting SREA, Mr. Paterno has guided the Company’s investment efforts and advisory practice and set the tone for a warm and supportive workplace. Jim is proud of SREA’s corporate culture and environment. He is particularly proud of SREA being recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work in 2018.

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Prior to establishing SREA, Mr. Paterno was a partner at The Rubenstein Company where he served as President of The Rubenstein Brokerage Group and oversaw leasing and management of the company’s 6.5 million square foot, class “A,” office building portfolio.

Before his tenure with The Rubenstein Company, Mr. Paterno served as Managing Director and Regional Leasing Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a multi-national real estate investment and consulting company.  While at JLL, Mr. Paterno was responsible for overseeing the company’s growth in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Southern New Jersey.  He also supervised leasing, property management and asset management of the region’s 14 million square foot portfolio for a vast array of national and international clients, such as TIAA-CREF, the University of Pennsylvania, General Electric, Royal Bank of Scotland and RREEF.

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Paterno was a partner at The Rubin Organization and served as Senior Vice President of PREIT-Rubin, the leasing and management affiliate of The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and The Rubin Organization.  There he was responsible for the leasing, property management and asset management of nearly 4 million square feet of office space, and 600,000 square feet of industrial properties positioned throughout 4 states and coordinated all advisory and tenant representation services for the firm’s corporate clients.

Outside the Office

Outside of the office, Mr. Paterno has served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Students Run Philly Style, a Member of the Board of Trustees of Project Home, a Member of the Board of Advisors of the National Nursing Center Consortium, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Please Touch Museum, and is currently a Member of the Board for The Center City District Foundation.

Mr. Paterno graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Political Science. He has been a guest speaker at The Wharton School, the DiLella School of Real Estate at Villanova University, and Temple University.

When Mr. Paterno is not in the office, he can be found trail running in the Wissahickon, golfing with friends, reading, or spending time with his sons Matt and Christopher.