Jon Powell is a Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital. Jon is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kravco Company.
Jon is a successful entrepreneur, real estate developer and innovator. In 2003, Powell took the helm of Kravco, a leading private real estate developer and property management company. Kravco is well known for developing The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest malls in the United States, as part of its original portfolio of over 30 million square feet of commercial real estate, primarily in the retail sector. Kravco recently completed, Brama Mazur, the first of its mall development projects in Poland, an emerging economy with strong consumer growth trends.
Over the past several decades, Powell has also been involved with many startup enterprises, including the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League, medical and healthcare ventures, technology companies, and several communications projects.
Jon is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and holds active real estate licenses in Pennsylvania and New York.
AT A GLANCE
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER AND INVESTOR with experience integrating digital experiences into retail spaces
CEO of Kravco, real estate developer of the King of Prussia Mall, ONE OF THE LARGEST MALLS IN THE UNITED STATES
KRAVCO Developed over 30 million square feet of commercial real estate, EQUIVALENT TO 550 FOOTBALL FIELDS
KRAVCO HAS Managed, leased and developed over 70 malls which have served BILLIONS OF CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD
“My strategy in real estate is to envision and develop physical spaces in innovative ways. For the last 20 years, entrepreneurs’ digital technologies have lived totally separate from the consumer oriented bricks and mortar environment. To more actively participate in the future convergence of the digital and physical spaces, I partnered with Wayne Kimmel, a successful venture capitalist.”
KRAVCO COMPANY LLC
The leader in property management and development
Kravco was originally founded in the late 1940s and quickly established itself as a leading private real estate developer and property management company. Becoming one of the largest retail shopping center organization in the United States and the largest in the Philadelphia area. Following more than half a century of proven success, including a successful strategic partnership with Simon Property Group from 2003 to 2011, Arthur Powell, an original Kravco founder, and his son, Jon Powell launched Kravco Company LLC. Based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, the new Kravco executive and management team is drawn from the experienced ranks of the Kravco family. Collectively, Kravco’s professionals have managed, leased, developed and redeveloped over 30 million square feet of commercial real estate, primarily in the retail sector. Kravco continues to build on its excellent reputation among local, regional, and national tenants, and among its investment partners.
committed to community
Jon helps guide the direction of his Family Foundation and has strong ties with the local chapter of The ALS Association. He is also an active member of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, the King of Prussia Youth Sports Foundation, Pennsylvania SPCA, and the Greg Olsen Foundation. Through his family foundation, Jon has established an annual Powell Family Scholarship for students enrolled at the Atlantic Cape Community College. A passionate skier, Jon also contributes to the Crested Butte Snow Sports Foundation focused on building futures for youth through snow sports. His current philanthropic missions also include benefits to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Aspen Institute, Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation, Independent Mission Schools, and JBJ Soul Foundation for Habitat for Humanity.
furnace creek 508, ironman and ultraman
Jon is more than an enthusiastic athlete; he is an avid skier and has successfully completed the Furnace Creek 508, multiple Ironman competitions and the Ultraman World Championship. In 2006, he persevered through a 6.2 mile swim, a 261.4 mile bike ride with total vertical climbs of 4,000 feet, and a 52.4 mile run to best the Ultraman course laid out on the beaches, back roads, and ocean waters of Hawaii. His 2008 Furnace Creek race also known as “the toughest 48 hours in sport” is a 508 mile bicycle race. The unusual endurance event boasts an elevation gain of 35,000 feet, crosses ten mountain passes and stretches from Santa Clarita, across the Majave Desert, through Death Valley to Twenty Nine Palms. Jon rode Furnace Creek for the benefit of the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, making the event a difficult but gratifying experience. Through years of competitions, travel, and philanthropy, Jon has also honed his photography skills and hosts his own website.