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 to the 19th largest apartment owner in the country with 50,625 units in 167 apartment communities located throughout 11 states.
Mitchell has been a member of the Philadelphia business community for more than 40 years. Prior to starting 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 is now an active trustee and chair of the Facilities Committee at Temple University and will assume the role as chairman of the board of trustees in August 2019. 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 Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Family Foundation, Mitchell and his wife Hilarie remain committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Organizations who benefit include: the National Museum of American Jewish History, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Family Services, Temple University, The Barnes Foundation, Columbia University, The Philadelphia Orchestra, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Of particular significance to Mitchell is Morgan Hall, the 1,250-bed residence hall named in his honor at Temple University. This ultra-modern building has transformed the visual landscape of the campus and contributed to making the university a sought-after destination for undergraduate students.