Mitchell Morgan is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Morgan Properties, a national leader in the investment and management of multifamily properties. As Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell is responsible for maintaining oversight over all business aspects at Morgan Properties, which he founded in 1985. Under his leadership, Morgan Properties has grown to become the 3rd largest multifamily owner in the country with a portfolio comprised of more than 350 apartment communities and over 95,000 units in 19 states and over $16 billion in assets. Morgan Properties is currently the largest apartment owner in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.
Mitchell has been an integral member of the Philadelphia business community for more than 40 years. Prior to founding Morgan Properties, Mitchell worked for Construction Consultants, a company that built and managed apartment companies. Before that, he spent several years at an international public accounting firm in the tax department.
Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Temple University in 1976 and a law degree from Temple Law in 1980. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Temple University after serving as a longstanding trustee and the Chair of the Facilities Committee. Mitchell is the only Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Temple who is an alum of Temple University in over 50 years. Mitchell also serves on the Board of Trustees at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Federation Housing, and Golden Slipper. In addition, he is a research sponsor at the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. In the past, Mitchell has served as President of the Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia, a Board member of the Royal Bank of Pennsylvania, and a Trustee of the Penn Medicine Board.
Through the Morgan Family Foundation, Mitchell and his family are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Organizations who have benefitted include: the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Norton Museum of Art, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Wills Eye Hospital, MorseLife Foundation, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Of significance to Mitchell is Morgan Hall, the 1,250-bed, 27-story residence hall named in his honor at Temple University. This ultra-modern building has transformed the visual landscape of the campus and has contributed to making the university a highly sought-after destination for undergraduate students.
Mitchell was recognized by Ernst & Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2004 in Greater Philadelphia and the recipient of the prestigious Warren V. “Pete” Musser Award by Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2017. The Musser Award, the school’s highest honor, recognizes distinguished members of the Philadelphia business community for their outstanding achievements, leadership, and commitment to the community. He has also been recognized as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs.