Real Estate Investor
Mr. Robles was born to parents from the Dominican Republic and raised in in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. A first-generation college student, he attended Penn State University, majoring in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management. After graduating in 2009, he spent seven years working in operations at HEI Hotels & Resorts, a private hotel real estate investment firm. In his time with HEI, he spearheaded sales & marketing efforts for hotels within brands such as Le Meridien and Westin prior to leading business travel strategy for a 17-hotel cluster.
In 2017, he enrolled as an MBA student at The Wharton School with the goal of transitioning from hotel operations to real estate. In summer 2018, he gained experience underwriting and reviewing dozens of equity and debt deals with HFF (global brokerage) and Basis Investment Group. The passion for real estate derives from his desire to contribute to low-income communities by improving existing housing for residents and generating jobs for individuals of different education levels. In 2019, Alex was nominated and accepted leadership roles with two local mission-aligned organizations, the Kensington Corridor Trust and Norris Square Community Alliance. Alex is married to his college sweetheart, Lee Anne, and has twin sons, Lorenzo and Christian.