Adam Ifshin is Founder and CEO of DLC Management Corp., which he founded in 1991. Since then, he has grown DLC into one of the nation’s premier owners and operators of retail real estate, and one of the most active acquirers of assets with value added potential. Mr. Ifshin oversees DLC’s acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets activities, redevelopments, joint ventures, and corporate strategy, and is well versed in the complex world of foreclosures, bankruptcies, and restructurings. As a principal, he has been involved in over $4.5 billion of real estate transactions.
Mr. Ifshin is also the co-founder and President of Delphi Commercial Properties, Inc., a specialty real estate brokerage firm; co-founder and President of First Man Investment Securities Corp., the exclusive placement agent for all DLC real estate investments. Prior to DLC, Mr. Ifshin was Vice President of Project Development for The Delphi Land Company, Inc., a developer of town home communities, and Project Manager for Empire State Land Company, a residential developer.
Mr. Ifshin received a BA, cum laude, from Williams College, with honors degrees in economics and history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School course Running a Real Estate Company (2003). Mr. Ifshin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a member of the Executive Board of the Board of Trustees of ICSC, and Chair of the ICSC Government Relations Advisory Committee. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is a past Chair of ULI’s Retail Council (Blue), and is currently a ULI Council Counselor. He has testified on behalf of the real estate industry in both the House of Representatives and the Senate on the issue of Carried Interest. In 2010 and in 2014, Mr. Ifshin was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Program run by Ernst & Young. He is past Chairman of the Byram Hills Educational Foundation and is involved in numerous charitable organizations.
Known as a thought leader in the industry, he is a guest lecturer at both the University of Vermont and New York University, and he mentors emerging entrepreneurs through a business plan program at Williams College.