Dominique Casimir, MBA

Adjunct Professor

Dominique Casimir

Dominique Casimir, MBA

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Specilization

Real Estate Development
Commercial Real Estate
Acquisitions & Dispositions
Space Management

Education

Executive MBA, Villanova University
BA in Philosphy, Temple University

Dominique has been a rising force in the Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate industry for the past 15+ years. She is currently the Enterprise Vice President of Real Estate for Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, where she currently manages a portfolio estimated to be well worth over $6.5B and includes approximately 15 million SF. She oversees the lease portfolio as well as acquisitions/dispositions/space management of Real Estate. Her focus is to ensure the proper monetization of optimizing assets to the highest and best use.

Previously, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Real Estate Management Division overseeing and managing the real estate portfolio for the City of Philadelphia (5th largest City at the time), which included all acquisitions, dispositions, leases and land (vacant & occupied). She actively managed over 13 million SF of leasing activity, and was responsible for a $35 million budget. She worked on some of the most progressive real estate transactions on behalf of the City such as the Police Headquarters, 4601 Market Street, 500 South Broad Street and many others. When at the City she introduced Social Impact requirements to Real Estate proposals and made it a priority to invest and build up commercial corridors that have been traditionally neglected.

Prior to working at the City of Philadelphia, Dominique worked as a First Vice President of Transaction & Advisory services for the largest global real estate firm, CBRE, specializing and focusing mainly on retailers, landlords and developers in curating corridors in Center City, University City, Fairmount, N. Broad Street Corridor, Brewerytown, and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dominique has worked with Cushman & Wakefield growing their retail division in Center City Philadelphia as well as with Concordis Real Estate as an office broker, and with the Leon Sullivan Charitable Trust where she assisted with redevelopment needs in West and North Philadelphia neighborhoods. She leased/sold over one million SF throughout her tenure at these firms.

Prior to entering the commercial real estate industry, Dominique started her own consulting firm where she facilitated economic development opportunities for businesses and nonprofits. She assisted over 200+ businesses with access to multiple resources such as planning solutions for growth, expansion, or relocation in the metropolitan Philadelphia region.

She worked at Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board – writing policy and later went to work with Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (now known as Philadelphia Works) as an Account Executive and Community Manager. However, her first entry into the professional workforce was with JP Morgan Private Bank on the Private Wealth Management where she worked with International Clients in the Middle East and European division and obtained her Series 7 and 63.

Dominique is a proud Temple Owl where she earned her bachelor’s degree and later became a Wildcat earning her Executive MBA at Villanova University. She is a proud mother of two young ladies Noelle and Nyla. She loves traveling (visiting over 35+ countries to date), competes in triathlons, golf, and has a strong interest in the “Arts”.

Dominique actively participates in professional organizations that tie her to community service such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Her various roles in Real Estate marry both her love of commercial real estate with her community and economic development experience to create additional value to communities where impact is needed most. Her desire is to improve lives through real estate planning and sustain them with benefits that reflect the communities highest and best needs.