Hornblower's professionals represent over 160 years of combined experience in asset management, fund placement, trading and capital markets, investment banking, private finance, law and research,
medical, green and clean technology, with particular expertise in hedge funds, alternative assets, financial institutions, and private companies.
Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, Partner and Managing Director
For over 35 years, Mr. Rotwitt has been practicing corporate
and real estate law, first as a managing partner of a major Philadelphia firm and on his own as he pursues a myriad of entrepreneurial ventures. He has
extensive experience providing counsel to the nation’s most sophisticated firms, particularly in the areas of investments, joint ventures and real estate development. He has been selected perennially by peers and professional organizations as one of Pennsylvania’s premier lawyers.
Mr. Rotwitt has a successful track record in various roles as
sponsor, counsel or investor in many specialty or trophy real estate developments, private equity funds and start-up companies both entrepreneurially and through institutional investments.
The $100 million renovation of Philadelphia’s historic
30th Street Station containing 250,000 s/f of office and 30,000 s/f of retail was developed by Mr. Rotwitt. He was instrumental in the
development of (i) the $220 million 300 unit Hill at Whitemarsh, a continuing care retirement community, (ii) the $200 million Philadelphia Family Court, (iii) the one million s/f, 52 story Mellon
Bank Center office building ($320 million) and (iv) the Sun Center Studios 33 acre campus of sound stages (40,000 s/f) and production offices (30,000 s/f) with 100,000 s/f of other ancillary
buildings. Mr. Rotwitt serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Center Studios, America’s newest state-of-the-art
entertainment and media facility in suburban Philadelphia which has hosted major Hollywood feature film productions.
Mr. Rotwitt also was a shareholder, director and counsel for
Reading Energy, an energy company that developed cogeneration power plant projects in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania that totaled over $700 million of investment and produced double-digit
returns to its investors.
The Mid Atlantic Real Estate Investment Fund, LP, a venture
capital operating company investing private and pension fund monies in real estate ventures on a mezzanine and equity basis, was formed by Mr. Rotwitt as one of its original sponsors.
Mr. Rotwitt received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration with
a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rotwitt also graduated from Penn’s School of Law, where he was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor. He has
served as an adjunct professor at Penn’s School of Law teaching an interdisciplinary graduate course in entrepreneurship in collaboration with Penn’s School of Engineering.