Frank J. Ferro
In Memoriam (September 7, 1947 – December 25, 2021)
Mr. Ferro brings more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience to Ferro Steele LLC. In addition to being a member in the Firm, Mr. Ferro serves as General Counsel of CenterSquare Investment Management LLC, where he oversees, in conjunction with outside counsel, the legal aspects of all acquisition, joint venture, disposition, development, leasing, management, financing and other real estate activities of CenterSquare and its affiliates. Mr. Ferro acts as outside counsel (through Ferro Steele LLC) on real estate and joint venture transactional matters for CenterSquare and its affiliated entities. Prior to forming the predecessor firm to Ferro Steele LLC in 2004, Mr. Ferro was General Counsel and Executive Vice President of The Rubenstein Company, L.P., where he served in those roles from 1992-2004. Previously, Mr. Ferro was a partner in the Philadelphia office of the international law firm, Dechert, LLP, and served as Chair of the firm's real estate practice group and a member of its Policy Committee. His work and experience principally focused and continues to focus on a broad range of real estate matters, with an emphasis on the structuring of partnerships, limited liability companies and other forms of joint ventures for real property ownership and development; real estate acquisitions, financings and dispositions; leasing and lease administration; and the design, development and construction of real property improvements.
Mr. Ferro graduated from LaSalle University, magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science (while at LaSalle, he served as President of the Student Government Association in his senior year). He received his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Over the years, Mr. Ferro has served on various real estate, business and charitable boards and committees, and has received a number of accolades from professional associations. He currently holds an AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.