Craig A. Spencer

Vice-Chairman, JBJ Soul Foundation

Chairman & CEO of Arden Group

Arden Group, founded in 1989 by Craig, is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in New York and Miami.  Since its inception Arden Group has purchased and developed more than $3 billion of commercial real estate including office buildings, hotels and high-rise condominiums.  Arden Group formed its fund management business, Arden Real Estate Partners, L.P. in 2012 and through its discretionary real estate funds acquires value-add full-service hotels and class A office properties in major U.S. markets.  Arden Group also recently formed Arden Credit Fund, L.P.,  its mezzanine debt business.  Arden Group’s asset management division has managed more than $5 billion of real estate assets for its own account and third party owners.

Craig along with Jon Bon Jovi co-founded and serves as Co-Chairman of the JBJ Soul Charitable Foundation, which provides free housing, education, and meals to men, women, families and veterans in need.  To date the Soul Foundation has built more than 500 housing units and served over 60,000 meals through its Soul Kitchens.