Chief Executive Officer
Adam K. Bernstein is the President and CEO of The Bernstein Companies (TBC) a third-generation, 80 year-old Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm. As President of The Bernstein Companies, he is a recognized leader in real estate development, investment and management in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Since becoming President in 1997 Mr. Bernstein has led the strategic growth of The Bernstein Companies into a diversified organization with expertise across asset classes where TBC invests in and operates office, hotel and multi-family properties. The Bernstein Companies have had direct ownership interest in transactions totaling over $2 billion, both through institutional investment funds and TBC’s own private portfolio. In addition, the company has built a structured financed group that focuses on tax credit syndication and project finance for community development projects nationwide.
Mr. Bernstein has been responsible for forging many successful ventures with investors and has built an institutional yet nimble organization that prides itself on its investing and operating track record. Adam brings his deep value philosophy to the Company’s investments through his daily involvement in the portfolio and his direction of the Company’s senior executives and managers.
Mr. Bernstein is an Independent Director on the Boards of PennantPark Investment Corporation and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital, Ltd., two NASDAQ traded business development companies that focus on investment in middle-market companies by providing creative financing solutions. Adam also stays active in the civic endeavors through his board participation with the Bernstein Family Foundation, Most Valuable Kids, and Team Turnaround, a non-profit that helps promote equity in education in underserved communities.
Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School in 1985 and remains actively involved in the university. Adam formerly served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Board and was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Through these roles, Adam has contributed to the strong ties the university holds with the Washington, D.C. region.