Jenn Maher

As Broker of Record and General Counsel for FirstBase, I work to secure spaces uniquely suited to young companies. My own experience as a founder of multiple real estate startups introduced me to the challenges that housing a small, but growing team can present – helping fellow entrepreneurs over these hurdles is both my profession and my passion.

On Paper

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D

  • The George Washington University

  • Commercial Litigation Associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Co-founder of Philadelphia coworking space Benjamin's Desk

Off Paper

  • I'm an endurance athlete with six marathons and two Ironman triathlons under my belt.

  • As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I've joined fundraising efforts for several nonprofits that support breast cancer research and prevention.

Jerre Riggs

I am a problem solver, a recovering trial attorney, and a proud member of the Philadelphia startup ecosystem. My work as FirstBase’s co-founder and CEO has given me the opportunity to advise some of the most vibrant, promising companies in and around our city - and to develop key relationships in the venture capital hotbeds of NYC, Boston, and the Bay Area. As someone who thrives in the fast-paced world of commercial real estate, it's a dream come true.

Jerre Riggs

On Paper

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration - member of the University's Ski Team and studied abroad in Switzerland and Tasmania.
  • Former Senior Associate at Colliers International and Blank Rome LLP
  • Chief Real Estate Officer at Benjamin's Desk / 1776

Off Paper

  • I thrive on adventure and endurance sports. I'm a lifelong skier, climber, and surfer and am also an Ironman triathlete and previously qualified for the US Triathlon National Championships.
  • I'm always grateful for a chance to give back to the community. I was able to spend a full year as a research assistant at the Boston Rescue Mission, taught English in Prague, and took on numerous pro bono cases as an attorney. I am also actively involved with several Cornell real estate and entrepreneurship networks.