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Adam Ifshin

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Ifshin, the visionary Founder and CEO of DLC, established the company in 1991 and has grown DLC into a leading force in retail real estate. With a track record of success, he has positioned DLC as one of the nation’s top owners and operators of retail properties, specializing in acquiring assets with significant value-added potential.

Mr. Ifshin oversees a dedicated team of more than 130 real estate, construction, and design professionals. Through strategic and innovative deal-making, he drives value creation in retail real estate, navigating the landscape with opportunistic approaches for both assets and retailers.

Having played a pivotal role in real estate transactions totaling over $5 billion, Mr. Ifshin is directly involved in DLC’s acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets activities, redevelopments, joint ventures, and corporate strategy. His expertise extends to navigating the complexities of foreclosures, bankruptcies, and restructurings.

A respected figure in the industry, Mr. Ifshin has contributed significantly to the field. He has held long-term leadership roles on the Executive Board of Trustees, ICSC, and served as a ULI Council Chairman and Council Counselor. He has also provided testimony on behalf of the shopping center industry before both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.

In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Adam has lent his expertise to various public and private company boards. Committed to making a positive impact, he serves on the boards of multiple charitable organizations, focusing on education and addressing inequality. As a dedicated philanthropist, he invests a substantial amount of his time in initiatives aimed at improving society for the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders.

Beyond his role at DLC, Mr. Ifshin is the co-founder and President of Delphi Commercial Properties, Inc., a specialized real estate brokerage firm. He is also the Founder and Owner of Renovo Construction and the Owner of NWS Architects.

Before founding DLC, Mr. Ifshin held key positions, including Vice President of Project Development for The Delphi Land Company, Inc., and Project Manager for Empire State Land Company.

Educationally, Mr. Ifshin holds a BA, cum laude, from Williams College, with honors degrees in economics and history, and is a Phi Beta Kappa. He furthered his education by completing the Running a Real Estate Company course at Harvard University’s Graduate School in 2003.

Recognized for his entrepreneurial prowess, Mr. Ifshin was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program in 2010 and 2014. He has also served as the past Chairman of the Byram Hills Educational Foundation.