Possessing more than two decades of industry experience, Joyce Storm is a respected real estate investment professional and the president of Storm Partners, a New York-based company that specializes in revitalizing retail properties. Additionally, Joyce Storm is a founding member of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of Business, where she also serves as a member of the advisory board.
The Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center offers a fellowship to help applicants with some career search costs. The funding is made possible through contributions from David Helfland and Leslie Bluhm, and can be used to cover costs incurred for travel, attendance at professional conferences, job interviews, and other expenses. All funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, which means the applicant must pay the expenses up front.
In order to be eligible, applicants need to demonstrate a legitimate financial need that would prevent them from being able to take part in a career search opportunity. They must also be full-time students at the Wharton School of Business and belong to a club that is officially sponsored by Zell/Lurie. For more information on the fellowship, visit realestate.wharton.upenn.edu/helfand-bluhm-fellowship.
For 30 years, Joyce Storm has worked at the forefront of the retail real estate development and consulting industry. The president of Storm Partners, LLC, Joyce Storm was selected as a juror for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) 2019 North America Design and Development Awards.
Each year, the North America Design and Development Awards recognize the best entries in the areas of new development, renovation, and retail store design. Entries represent a broad array of retail properties and retail store candidates submitted by developers, retailers, architects, and other professionals involved with retail projects.
Recipients of these awards are announced during the ICSC Global Awards Ceremony at the annual RECon retail conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The president of Storm Partners, LLC, Joyce Storm is an integral part of the New York business community who offers investment, development, and advisory services in the retail real estate space. Committed to supporting the arts, Joyce Storm serves as a member of the board of directors and the real estate committee of Building for the Arts, a nonprofit organization located in the off-Broadway epicenter of West 42nd Street.
Building for the Arts oversees Theatre Row, a program which offers a live venue for productions that focus on contemporary, culturally relevant issues. As noted in the Reviews Hub, one recent play staged at the venue was Not Even the Good Things by Joseph Scott Ford. The comedy centers on a couple that arrives at a Catskills vacation rental and experiences domestic tribulations witnessed by a girl who turns out to be a ghost.
The play, which falls loosely under the category of “contemporary realism,” examines how a loss of faith can occur and how the past follows you, whether invited or not. The message is to learn how to let go of the past and forge a new reality in order to overcome old patterns.
Joyce Storm and Theatre Row were recently in the news with the announcement of the Kitchen Sink Residency program. This initiative will enable next-generation performing groups to stage productions in a venue that would otherwise be out of their reach in the pricey Manhattan theatre district.