As the Founder and CEO, Mitchell Morgan is responsible for overseeing all business at Morgan Properties, which he founded in 1985. Under his leadership, Morgan Properties has grown from humble beginnings to become the second-largest multifamily owner in the country with a portfolio comprised of 340 apartment communities and over 90,000 units in 21 states. 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’s 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 that have benefited include The National Museum of American Jewish History, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Family Services, Temple University, The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, 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. 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.