Philadelphia, PA, July 12 — Reinvestment Fund is pleased to welcome Saul A. Behar to its Board of Directors. Mr. Behar serves as Vice President and General Counsel at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, which provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies.
Mr. Behar is an experienced attorney, senior executive and strategic advisor, managing sophisticated corporate, real estate and securities transactions for both early-stage and established companies in diverse fields. At the Science Center, Mr. Behar has responsibility for legal, government relations, public funding, and corporate governance matters. In addition, he oversees the Science Center’s STEM education initiatives.
Prior to joining the Science Center, Mr. Behar was a partner at Wolf Block LLP in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Provident Senior Living Trust, a privately owned real estate investment trust based in Princeton, New Jersey that owned 68 senior housing facilities in 19 states. Before joining Provident, Mr. Behar served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Keystone Property Trust, an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust headquartered in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania that focused on industrial real estate. Both Provident and Keystone were highly successful real estate firms that were acquired by the leading companies in their industry sectors.
Earlier, Mr. Behar served as a senior in-house counsel at Pep Boys in Philadelphia. He began his career at Dechert Price & Rhoads (now Dechert LLP) in Philadelphia, working on corporate and real estate matters.
Mr. Behar is a board member of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Behar graduated from Cornell University and The University of Chicago Law School.
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Reinvestment Fund is a catalyst for change in low-income communities. We integrate data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, we bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to the communities that need better access—creating anchors that attract investment over the long term and help families lead healthier, more productive lives.