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Chad Burkhardt

Managing Director


Chad Burkhardt is a Managing Director and is based in the Philadelphia office. Chad serves as a Portfolio Manager for our Private Equity Value-Added Fund Series and leads the firm’s Strategic Capital strategy. Since joining CenterSquare in 2013, he has had multiple roles with oversight on acquisitions in the Eastern United States, portfolio management, and serves as a member of the Private Real Estate, Strategic Capital, and Essential Service Retail Investment Committees.

Chad previously led real estate acquisitions for a New York based family office investing in distressed real estate in the United States and Puerto Rico. From 2007 to 2011, he was employed by D. E. Shaw & Co., a multi-strategy hedge fund based in New York, where he oversaw commercial real estate acquisitions, and was responsible for real estate credit, which included the purchase of senior and subordinate debt positions, as well as CMBS and REIT securities. In addition, he was responsible for portfolio management and the disposition of select real estate assets globally. Chad started his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as a Vice President in Global Principal Investments, the group responsible for investing the firm’s balance sheet in commercial real estate debt and equity, with a focus on the Americas.

Chad graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Hotel Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and Management. He serves as a Director of NYPEN Real Estate, the Girard College Foundation, and the Revolution School in Philadelphia.

11 years with the firm

23 years of industry experience