Joseph B. Dobronyi Jr.

Joseph DobronyiJoseph B. Dobronyi Jr. is managing director of Retail asset management, Real Estate Americas at J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets. An employee since 2000, he is responsible for leading the asset management efforts for the group’s retail portfolio in the U.S., a 25 million square foot portfolio valued at $14 billion. The assets range from regional malls to grocery-anchored neighborhood and community centers, as well as investments in operating entities. Joe is responsible for major joint venture partner relationships in the retail sector and has significant involvement in client meetings and presentations related to retail investments.  Joe has 29 years of experience and previously worked for UBS Asset Management for 11 years, where he was an asset manager and portfolio manager for separate accounts, and for Laventhol & Horvath, where he completed fee appraisals for all property types.  Joe holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School and a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He also completed the Diploma Program at NYU's Real Estate Institute. His professional affiliations include the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Joseph B. Dobronyi Jr. is a descendent of Peter Cooper.

Role: Trustee

Elected to the Board: April 2012

Class Term: 2020

Term Limit: 2020

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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