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Real estate executive

Thomas William Adler, American real estate executive. Board directors American Jewish Committee, Jewish Community Federation Cleveland, Playhouse Square Foundation, chair, since 2006, Downtown Cleveland Partnership, chair, 2003-2005, United Way Cleveland, Cleveland chapter American Red Cross, chair, 2003-2005. Member Society Industrial and Office Realtors (president 1990), Urban Land Institute, Union Club, Oakwood Club (president 1996-1998).


Adler, Thomas William was born on December 21, 1940 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Richard H. and Margaret (Freund) Adler.


Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1962.


Salesman, Cragin Lang Free Company, Cleveland, 1962-1965;salesman, Cragin Lang Free and Smythe, Cleveland, 1965-1967;partner, Cragin Lang Free & Smythe, Cleveland, 1967-1979;chairman of the executive committee, Cragin Lang Free & Smythe, Cleveland, 1975-1979;principal, Adler Galvin Rogers, Cleveland, 1979-1986;president, Grubb Ellis Institutional Investment Group, 1988-1990;chairman, The Hadley Group, Cleveland, 1991;principal, Cleveland Real Estate Partners, since 1992. President Clevetrust Realty Advisors, 1971-1973, National City realty corporation, Cleveland, 1973-1975. Trustee National Association Real Estate Investment Trust, Washington, 1971-1975.

Board directors, member Executive Committee Highwoods Properties, Inc., since 1994. Visiting committee School Business Cleveland State University.



Board of directors Leadership Cleveland, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Cmty. Federation Cleveland, Planned Parenthood of Cleveland, Playhouse Square Foundation, National Crime Prevention Council, Downtown Development Coords., Greater Cleveland Growth Association. Member American Society Real Estate Counselors (Board of Governors), Society Industrial and Office Realtors (president 1990), Friends Shaker Square, Union Club, Oakwood Club (president 1996-1998).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing, sailing.


Married Joann Seidenfeld, July 1, 1962. Children: Peggy Lynn, Sally Ann, William Richard.

Richard H. Adler

Margaret (Freund) Adler

Joann Seidenfeld

Peggy Lynn Adler

Sally Ann Adler

William Richard Adler