Jerre is a recovering litigator with a passion for commercial real estate and the evolving workplace, particularly as it relates to entrepreneurs, startups, and the innovation economy. At work, he holds dual roles: (1) the Director of Real Estate for Benjamin’s Desk, a rapidly expanding coworking and business incubation company based in Philadelphia; and (2) co-founder and COO of FirstBase, a brokerage dedicated to providing real estate solutions for startups, entrepreneurs, and mobile corporate employees. He is a part owner of both entities. Within these two roles, Jerre works with companies of all sizes in all lifecycle stages to develop distributed workforce models tailored to increase innovation while reducing personnel and real estate costs.
Prior to joining Benjamin’s Desk and FirstBase, Jerre was a commercial real estate broker with Colliers International and a litigator with Blank Rome LLP. He received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he studied abroad in both Switzerland and Tasmania. He also taught English in Prague and worked for AmeriCorps before entering law school.
Outside of work, he is an Ironman triathlete, avid skier, sporadic rock climber, and mediocre surfer. He prefers golf courses that favor a slice.