From the very first days, Steve was instrumental in helping to evaluate the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football franchise opportunity and assist in building the Soul organization.
Steve will serve on the Foundation’s Membership, HR & Compensation Committee. In this capacity Steve’s responsibilities include defining board composition in line with our mission and assisting in developing a strategy for volunteer involvement, and evaluating future contribution strategies.
As managing partner of PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate, Steve’s focus is on the development and implementation of acquisition and marketing strategies for hi-rise office buildings and other advisory related activities of the company. Prior to forming PernaFrederick, Perna was a Partner, Director and Senior Vice President of The Arden Group, Inc., where he ran Arden’s Real Estate Services division (ARES) and participated in the growth of Arden’s real estate portfolio through the acquisition of Class A office assets.
Steve is a native of Philadelphia and holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. He resides in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife, Shelagh, and their two sons, Stephen, Jr. and Vincent.