Curt Hess joined the University City Science Center in 2002. Curt is responsible for the management, leasing and development of more than 1.5 million square feet of office and lab space on our Philadelphia campus. He has more than 30 years of diversified real estate experience. Curt served as Interim President and CEO for 8 months in 2018 and then served again for 12 months in 2019/2020.
Before joining the Science Center, Curt served as the Director of Operations for Brandywine Realty Trust, where he was responsible for the management and leasing of 40 properties totaling more than 3.0 million square feet in the Southern Suburban Region. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Asset Management at Lubert-Adler Management overseeing a portfolio of 24 investments including office, residential, and retail properties. Prior to that, Curt spent 14 years at Equitable Real Estate in several different capacities including Vice President of Portfolio Management responsible for a $1.2 billion portfolio of major joint ventures with Japanese partners.
Curt received his B.A. from West Chester University in Business Administration, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has his Real Property Administrator designation with BOMA. He serves on the boards of University City District and International House Philadelphia.