Phil Wharton serves as Executive Vice President for Residential Development at RXR Realty. Phil joined RXR in December 2014 and oversees the residential development activities at RXR. Prior to joining RXR, Phil had worked at Brookfield Property Group as Senior Vice President for Development. In this role, Mr. Wharton oversaw all strategic initiatives pertaining to Brookfield’s 10-million-square-foot U.S. development pipeline, including the Manhattan West project on Manhattan’s West Side.
Prior to that, Phil worked at AvalonBay Communities, a $10 billion equity cap real estate investment trust specializing in luxury multifamily development projects across the United States. In a senior role at AvalonBay for eight years, Mr. Wharton sourced and executed multifamily projects in the boroughs of New York City and Westchester. Prior to joining AvalonBay, Mr. Wharton held senior roles at LCOR, Lend Lease and Lincoln Property Company, working extensively on major office and residential development projects. Mr. Wharton holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.