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Rosemary J. Loverdi

Partner; Co-Chair, Procurement Practice Group
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7035
Fax(215) 575-7200
457 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 700
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Direct(856) 675-1900
Fax(856) 663-8855


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Direct(215) 575-7091

Rosemary Loverdi represents real estate developers, family-owned real estate investment funds, retailers, manufacturers, and other middle-market companies in commercial real estate transactions. In the public sector, Rosemary has advised economic development agencies and state authorities in procurement matters, including structuring requests for proposals (RFPs), and has also represented public and quasi-public entities in real estate transactions.

Rosemary regularly counsels clients in leasing, acquisition, construction, and financing matters. Her engagements have included mixed-use developments, condominium projects, multi-tenant and single-user office, warehouse, and shopping center retail leasing. Rosemary has also structured joint ventures for project development. She has represented both landlords and tenants, lenders and borrowers, and sellers and purchasers of real estate and therefore has an understanding of the concerns of both parties to a transaction.

After serving as Executive Secretary from 2015-2018 and President-Elect in 2019, Rosemary is the President of the Philadelphia chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She was a member of the March of Dimes Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon Board for four years, and was the co-chair of the Development Committee for Green Building United (formerly Delaware Valley Green Building Council) from 2015-2016.

Rosemary is committed to raising awareness regarding how heart disease and stroke affect women in particular, and has served as a member of the Executive Leadership Teams and the Corporate Leadership Teams for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign since 2007. She co-chaired the Corporate Leadership Team for three years.


Representative Experience

  • Represents student housing developer in acquisitions and financings for development projects, including creation of a condominium regime  for a historic-tax credit project.
  • Represents the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) in the sale and leasing of redevelopment parcels at The Navy Yard.
  • Represents a century-old family-owned manufacturing company in corporate governance, contract, joint venture and real estate matters. 
  • Represents SEPTA in connection with real estate related, public private partnership procurements, including ground leases. 
  • Represented a group of investment partners in the acquisition and financing of franchised restaurants.
  • Represented a middle-market wholesaler and retailer with respect to the construction of a new facility, including construction financing and a loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).
  • Represented SEPTA in its procurement of a “smart card” new payment technologies system, the procurement of railcars for its regional rail transit system, and in a variety of sustainability projects under the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act. 
  • Represented a family-owned real estate development fund in acquisition and financing of office and retail projects and joint ventures.
  • Represented the developer of Pearl Condominiums in preparing condominium documents and development-related agreements for mixed-use condominium project.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Budget & Audit Subcommittee, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Philadelphia , 2020
  • President-Elect of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Philadelphia (2019); Executive Secretary for the Board of Directors, (2015 – 2018), Chair of the Bylaws Task Force
  • Member of the Corporate Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign; Former Co-Chair
  • Member, March of Dimes Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon Board (2016 – 2018)
  • Co-Chair, Development Committee for Green Building United (formerly Delaware Valley Green Building Council) (2015 – 2016)
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Mentor

Speeches & Presentations

  • Presentation, Commercial Agreements of Sale, Real Estate Institute, Thursday, December 5, 2019.
  • Panelist, The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the U.S. Economy, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Moderator, Bisnow's 3rd Annual Future of the Navy Yard and South Philly event, July 16, 2014.

Professional Recognition

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2013, 2018-2020

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 1993
    • Member of Rutgers Law Journal (1991-1993)
    • Symposium Editor of Rutgers Law Journal (1992-1993)
  • B.S., with highest honors, Rutgers University, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1993