Brad A. Molotsky


Brad A. Molotsky practices in the area of real estate law. Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures, property management, financing, public private partnership (PPP or P-3) and real estate joint ventures (including mixed-use development). He also has deep experience in board governance and managing public company issues such as enterprise risk, internal audit, compensation, proxy statement preparation and review, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability and corporate social responsibility. 

Prior to joining Duane Morris and for nearly 20 years, Brad served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Brandywine Realty Trust. At Brandywine, Mr. Molotsky was responsible for all legal operations of the company, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, board matters, insurance procurement, litigation oversight, SEC filing oversight and the legal aspects of capital raising. During his tenure, the company grew from 40 buildings to approximately 300 buildings, totaling 28 million square feet

Mr. Molotsky was named general counsel of the year by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014 and NJBIZ in 2013 and was awarded the Martin Luther King Community Service award in 2014.

Mr. Molotsky is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Villanova University Law School, where he was Order of the Coif, and also earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Villanova University. He is a 1986 cum laude graduate of the University of Delaware. Mr. Molotsky has also earned his LEED AP O+M certification. He also has earned an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Areas of Practice

  • Public Private Partnerships (P3)/Project Finance

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Property Management
  • Financing
  • Real Estate Joint Ventures
  • Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Special Needs Affordable Housing


  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
    - Order of the Coif
  • Villanova University, M.B.A., 1989
  • University of Delaware, B.S., cum laude, 1986


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2016-present
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
    - EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 1997-2016
  • Pepper Hamilton
    - Associate, 1989-1997

Professional Activities

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2004-2014
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
    - Program Chair, Law and Accounting Conference
    - Co-Chair, Leader in Light Conference
    - Member, Insurance Committee
  • The Real Estate Roundtable
    - Vice-Chair, Sustainability Policy and Advocacy Committee, 2012-2014
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties
    - Co-Chair, New Jersey Chapter Energy Committee, 2013-2014
  • Urban Land Institute
    - National Forum Member, 2013
  • The Southern New Jersey Development Council
  • Delaware Valley Green Building Council
    - Board Member, 2012-2015
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
    - Invited to serve on BOMA National Advisory Board, 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sustainability Roundtable, Inc., 2010-2014

Honors and Awards

  • Philadelphia Business Journal General Counsel of the Year, 2014
  • Martin Luther King Community Award, Camden County, 2014
  • Cherry Hill Township Community Leader, Day of Recognition, 2014
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Community Champion, 2013
  • NJ Biz General Counsel of the Year, 2013
  • Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Sustainability Efforts, 2013
  • Real Estate Council First Chair Award, 2013
  • Sustainability Roundtable, Leader of the Year - REITs, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2011
  • JCC of Southern New Jersey Young Leadership Award, 2009
  • Cherry Hill Education Foundation, Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars Champion, 2007
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Board Memberships

  • Bancroft Neurohealth
  • FMC – Global Sustainability Advisory Board
  • The Committee of Seventy, 2012-2017
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Philadelphia Chapter
    - Executive Committee
  • The Federation of Southern New Jersey
    - Executive Committee
  • Jewish Community Properties, Inc., a non-profit affiliated with The Federation of Southern New Jersey
    - President, 2013-2015
  • The C.A.R.E.S. Institute, Advisory Board
  • University of Delaware Environmental Institute, Advisory Board

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Emerging Issues in Commercial Leasing: Cannabis Facilities, Medical Office, and High Performance Buildings," ALI/ABA, Webinar, May 23, 2018

  • Panelist, "Investor Interest in Key Issues in Sustainability and SDG (The World Sustainability Development Goals) and GRESB," Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Conference, Washington, D.C., May 14-15, 2018

  • Presenter, "The Impact of Energy Disclosure Mandates on Commercial Real Estate," Stafford Webinar, May 10, 2018

  • Panelist, "Tenant Engagement and Energy Disclosure Mandates in the Sustainability Space," Green Building United 8th Annual Sustainability Symposium, May 3, 2018

  • Speaker, "Don't Let Smoke Get in Your Eyes! Issues and Risks in the Cannabis Space," Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, April 12, 2018

  • Speaker, "'WELL' Development: The New LEED," Orlando ACREL 2018 Spring Meeting, Orlando, March 23, 2018
  • Presenter, "Cannabis 103: Real Estate-Practical Considerations for Owners, Operators and Investors in Cannabis Real Property," The Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, March 20, 2018 (video playback)

  • Facilitator, "Transport & Communications," Rebuild, Rethink, Resilience: Lessons for Economic and Security Partnerships after the 2017 Hurricane Season, Washington, D.C., March 5, 2018

  • Speaker, "Commercial Real Estate Leases 2018," ALI/ABA, Austin, Texas, February 8-9, 2018

  • Panelist, "Pot, Politics, and Planning," 2018 Annual American Planning Association Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, January 26, 2018

  • Speaker, "Property and Liability Insurance in Commercial Leases: Key Provisions and Coverage Issues," Strafford, December 6, 2017

  • Panelist, "Building Energy Disclosure: Policy Trends and Market Impacts," NYU School of Law, New York, November 13, 2017
  • Guest on Wharton Radio's "Knowledge @Wharton," September 28, 2017
  • Speaker,"Using Real-time Digitized Information to Manage the Future of Infrastructures and City Services - How Using Big Data About Sustainable Best Practice Can Lead to Better City Planning and Use of Resources," Wharton IGEL & SUEZ Conference, Philadelphia, September 27, 2017
  • Speaker, "Affordable Housing: An Oxymoron or Realistic Expectation," New Gravity Housing Conference, Philadelphia, August 3, 2017
  • Speaker, "Commercial Real Estate Leases 2017," ALI CLE, Chicago IL, May 15-16, 2017
  • Speaker, "Trump L'oeil, a Verdict on the Administration's Climate Stance," DVGBC 7th Annual Sustainability Symposium, Philadelphia PA, May 5, 2017
  • Speaker, "High Performing Buildings and Sustainability within the Built Environment," Wharton 5 Day Executive MBA, April 14, 2017
  • Panelist, "Navigating The Industry's Programs," NYU 6th Annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate, New York, February 23, 2017
  • Speaker, "Return of the REITs: A Roadmap to Identifying and Managing Highly Effective REITs in Today's Market," iGlobal REIT Summit, New York, February 8, 2017