PAUL L. BADGER, JR., MBA, Chair

Paul L. Badger Jr. is the President and CEO of THE BADGER GROUP.  He has over thirty-two years of combined entrepreneurial and professional experience as the Founder and CEO of THE BADGER GROUP, LLC, and while working with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies. Through his various roles, Mr. Badger has developed expertise in real estate development, investment, management and sales, consumer marketing and project management. He has a well-established track record of success managing businesses, products and individuals while increasing market share and profitability.

In 1996, Mr. Badger founded THE BADGER GROUP. Since then, his accomplishments as a real estate developer include the successful acquisition and development of properties throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding counties while maintaining consistent, controlled, growth. He has established expertise in both single-family and multifamily development, as well as new construction, adaptive reuse of existing structures, and land development. Current ventures include residential, commercial, mixed-use, and hotel development and acquisition.

Mr. Badger conducted his formal education at Morehouse College, graduating cum laude with a BA degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. He earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with a triple major in marketing, finance, and management strategy. In addition, Mr. Badger studied real estate at Temple University’s Real Estate Institute.

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Mr. Badger is an active member of the community serving in both a civic and professional capacity in the following roles:

BOARDS AND AFFILIATIONS

• Chair, The Development Workshop
• Board of Directors, The BIA (Building Industry Association)
• Board of Directors, HAPCO (Homeowners Assoc of Philadelphia)
• Mayoral Appointee, Lead Poisoning Prevention Committee
• Mayoral Appointee, Eviction Prevention Task Force
• Mayoral Appointee, Board of Directors and Past Vice Chair, Philadelphia Land Bank
• Mayoral Appointee, Board of Directors, PHDC Accelerator Fund
• Selected, Regulatory Reform Sub-Committee
• Selected, PIDC Finance Advisory Committee
• Selected, Advisory Board for the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s HCV Program (Section 8)
• Chair, Founder, and/or Leader of 5 Diversity and Inclusion Committees including The Development Workshop, BIA, PAGE Initiative, Wissahickon School District, AAREP-P
• Elected, Board of School Directors, Wissahickon School District
• Member, Morehouse Alumni Association
• Member, Northwestern Alumni Assoc., Kellogg Business School BMA
• Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
• Member, National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
• Member, National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers (NABHOOD)
• Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
• Co-Founder, African American Real Estate Professionals – Philadelphia (AAREP-P)