Craig A. Spencer
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Spencer founded Arden in 1989. Under his leadership, the company has purchased and developed more than $2.7 billion of commercial real estate including office, hotels, and residential condominiums and managed more than $5 billion in assets. Mr. Spencer earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of South Florida and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. A licensed attorney who specialized in real estate, banking, and bankruptcy law, he is a frequent guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Urban Land Institute and its Hotel Development Council. Mr. Spencer is Co-Chairman of the JBJ Soul Charitable Foundation, which provides free housing, education, and meals to men, women, families and veterans in need.