Arthur Mitchell Wrubel|
1965 (age 50–51)
|Education||B.S. University of Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||private equity investor|
founder of Wesley Capital Management|
minority owner of the Philadelphia 76ers
In 1983, Wrubel graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut and in 1987, he graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. After school, he worked for Chicago-based JMB Realty as an associate in their acquisition group. In 1993, he took a job with Dickstein & Co. where he focused in real estate, asset backed securities, and real estate corporate restructurings and was involved in some of the largest real estate restructurings including those of including Olympia & York, Cadillac Fairview, Rockefeller Center Properties, Bramalea, and Trizec Properties. In 2001, he ventured out on his own and founded Wesley Capital Management, LLC, a real estate focused hedge fund.
Wrubel is a member of an investment group that won a $280 million bid for the purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers from Comcast Spectacor in 2011. The other members of the investment group are: Joshua Harris, managing partner of the group and co-founder of private equity firm Apollo Global Management and David S. Blitzer of the private equity firm Blackstone Group, both fellow Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania graduates, as well as former NBA agent and Sacramento Kings executive Jason Levien, former Vail Resorts CEO Adam Aron, Martin Geller, David Heller, Travis Hennings, James Lassiter, Marc Leder, Michael Rubin, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Indonesian businessmen Handy Soetedjo & Erick Thohir. Comcast-Spectacor and Harris began talks in the summer of 2011. The deal was announced on July 13, 2011. The NBA formally approved the deal on October 13.
Wrubel is a member of the Board of Advisors at Mount Sinai Hospital’s, on the Board of Trustees at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan, and is on the Wharton Undergraduate Board at the University of Pennsylvania. Wrubel is also on the Advisory Board of Maxim Capital Group. He and his wife are strong supports of the Jonah Maccabee Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that provide charity, promote music, or support Jewish causes.
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- Xavier High School: "Art Wrubel `83 in Partnership to Purchase NBA Team" July 13, 2011
- Theta Chapter, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity July 2014 Vol. 1, No. 1
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- The Pennsylvania Gazette: "Can Some Quakers Save the Sixers" April 2012
- Philadelphia Inquirer: "Those who know him say Joshua Harris, soon-to-be Sixers owner, lives for competition and success" By Kate Fagan August 02, 2011
- ESPN: "Group led by Joshua Harris completes purchase of Sixers" October 18, 2011
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- Group led by Joshua Harris completes purchase of 76ers. Philadelphia 76ers, 2011-10-13.
- The Jonah Maccabee Foundation retrieved May 19, 2015
- University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: "Men and Women of Pennsylvania - Arthur M. Wrubel, W'87, and Melanie Bloom Wrubel" retrieved May 19, 2015