Since 2007, our firm, in conjunction with Sherwood Strategic Advisors, has served as advisors to the Board of City Trusts (the “Board”), who oversees over 100 trusts including the Girard Estate. Established by the will of Stephen Girard (the wealthiest individual in the United States at the time of his death in 1831), Girard Estate funds Girard College, a boarding school (K-12) for economically disadvantaged children located in Philadelphia, PA. As real estate advisor to the Board, we assist in the management of Girard’s real estate investment portfolio (over 3.0 million square feet) and structure real estate investment joint ventures in order to bring additional capital to fund the school.