Mr. Gowen was a Vice President, with Jackson-Cross, in the Wilmington and Philadelphia offices from 1984 to 1998, a capacity in which he served many clients, including, GM, RREEF, Invesco, DuPont, Equitable, The Franklin Mint, USF&G, Hanson PLC, Mass Mutual, IKEA, SAP, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard and Keebler. He is a graduate of Penn State, University Park with a degree in Economics, and attended the University of Paris. He holds real estate licenses in Delaware, and Pennsylvania and resides with his family in Chester County.
Ivan Stern founded Avir Corporation in 1967 to provide scientific and engineering consulting services to government and industry. Starting in 1973, he changed Avir’s focus to investment and development of commercial and residential real estate. Since then, the firm acquired and developed 22 properties for a total investment of $117 million.
Richard F. Smith, Jr.
Acquisitions, Sales and Leasing
Richard F. Smith, Jr., principal of Avir Realty Group, Inc. of Pennsylvania, has served multi-market corporate clients in the North American marketplace from a base in suburban Philadelphia for 17 years. Recently, Mr. Smith has represented national clients in 23 states with over one million SF of transactions.