Jay Sugarman is Chairman and Majority Owner of the Philadelphia Union and Union Sports & Entertainment.
Mr. Sugarman is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar (NYSE:STAR), a leading commercial real estate company in the United States. iStar’s current $6 billion portfolio of real estate interests is located in most major markets throughout the United States and includes interests in office, industrial, multifamily, hotel, land and entertainment properties. Mr. Sugarman is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Safehold (NYSE:SAFE), one of the fastest-growing REITs since its IPO in 2017. Safehold is revolutionizing commercial real estate ownership by reinventing and modernizing the ground lease industry, with an enterprise value approaching $5 billion.
Mr. Sugarman graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he was nominated for valedictorian and received the Paul Volcker Award in Economics. He received his M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, graduating as a Baker Scholar and recipient of the school’s academic prizes for both finance and marketing.