Tom Adler

Tom currently serves in a pro-bono advisory position at Playhouse Square REAL ESTATE SERVICES, which he helped form to manage the real estate assets of Playhouse Square Foundation as well as those of other clients. 

Career Milestones

Partner at Cragin Lang Free & Smythe, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee
Co-founder of Adler Galvin Rogers Inc. (AGR)
AGR sold to Grubb & Ellis, National Director of Institutional Investment Services Group
Founding Managing Partner Cleveland Real Estate Partners (CREP)
Transitions 100% of time into Cleveland community work

Within the Real Estate Industry

Past Leadership Positions

  • American Society of Real Estate Counselors | Board of Governors

  • National Association of  Realtors | Board of Directors

  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts | Board of Directors

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors | National President, 1990

Within the Community


Leadership Positions

  • Cleveland State University
    Board of Trustees and member of the Executive Committee

  • United Way Services
    Officer, trustee and member of the Executive Committee | Co–Chair of the Philanthropist Society

  • University Hospital
    Trustee  | Past Chair of the Orthopedic Department Development Council 

  • The Diversity Center of  Northeast Ohio
    Director Emeritus

  • Jewish Community Federation
    Trustee and Emeritus

  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
    Vice Chair Board of Trusteess

  • PlayhouseSquare Foundation
    Past Board Chair (2006-2009) & Co-Chair 90th Anniversary Capital Campaign

  • American Jewish Committee (AJC)
    Life Director

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