Brian Berson

President - Parkway Commercial Properties, Inc.

Mr. Berson joined Parkway Corporation in 2018 and serves as President of Parkway Commercial Properties, a role in which he oversees Parkway’s growing real estate portfolio as well as development across a national and expanding land bank.  Parkway recently delivered a 360,000 SF trophy office building leased by global law firm Morgan Lewis, a multifamily project in Philadelphia’s “old city” which achieved 95% leasing in just three months, and is under construction on another 550,000 SF trophy office building leased entirely by global insurance provider Chubb.  Parkway is also in predevelopment for several additional multi-family residential projects in multiple US markets.  Prior to Parkway, Brian worked at Brandywine Realty Trust and served as Vice President of Development, overseeing development work in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., before which he was Vice President of Leasing and Development at Liberty Property Trust, where he held responsibility for the firm’s leasing, development, and asset management at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He has 25 years of experience in the industry and has developed over two billion dollars’ worth of real estate.   

His previous experience also includes development positions in Washington, D.C. at LCOR, where he served as Development Manager for the 2.4 million square foot United States Patent and Trademark Office and at Hines, where he served as Construction Manager for the 800,000 SF Gannet/USA TODAY Headquarters.  Mr. Berson received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and his Bachelor of Arts from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture.  

He holds a Pennsylvania architecture license and a National Council for Architectural Registration Board certificate. Mr. Berson sits on the Board of Trustees at NAIOP Philadelphia, at the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart, and is a Board member at the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.  He has been featured prominently as a guest lecturer, panelist, and instructor at many of the region’s universities.     

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