The JG Team
As an award-winning real estate brokerage, our team is eager to provide you with the outstanding sales, leasing, and management services that our clients have come to expect. Based in Fishtown, our expertise comes from a variety of backgrounds and stretches across our vast portfolio of premier Philadelphia properties.
The JG Team
Managing Partner | Broker of Record
office: 215-467-4100 ext. 2
Jared Gruber is the Broker of Record and Founder of JG Real Estate. With a diverse transactional and professional background Jared helps his clients navigate the complexities of real estate transactions – sales, leasing, & property management.
When founding JGRE, Jared recognized a void in the marketplace – the need for a truly full service real estate brokerage. Having emerged as the leader in the Philadelphia Property Management space his vision has come true. Bringing a deal together is the most satisfying thing to him. Whether the deal is a complex purchase transaction or a new property management account, his goal is the same – to conduct business in a responsible and ethical way which ultimately benefits all parties involved. When Jared isn’t working he’s enjoying time with his family. If you live in Fishtown you might see him at Penn Treaty park pushing his daughter at the swing sets or walking his dogs.
Director of Operations | Partner & Associate Broker
Gwen, a licensed broker, is the Director of Operations for JG Real Estate and oversees all aspects of the business. A lover of photography, art and architecture, she enjoys the variety that homes in different Philly neighborhoods can offer and seeks to highlight each property’s unique details and features. In the past, she has moved about 8 different times within 3 years (including 3 different states) before finally settling down for good in Philadelphia, so she knows first hand how stressful the housing search process can be and tries to ensure that every one of our clients has the smoothest experience possible.
She has successfully closed multiple sales in the Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Point Breeze and South Philly neighborhoods, specializing in buyer representation for first time home buyers.
Ariel Morgenstein, ABR® & ePro®
Director of Sales & Business Development | Associate Broker
office: 215-467-4100 ext. 103
With a professional career spanning both education and business, Ariel has always been propelled towards working with people and satisfying their specific needs. As Director of Sales & Business Development, Ariel utilizes her vast knowledge of Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods to fulfill her client’s short term and long term goals. She aims to identify & establish ways in which JG Real Estate can continue to evolve in an ever-changing marketplace. Her experience and natural intuition contribute to her success in seeing deals to the end and nurturing relationships far beyond the closing table.
Tara Moore, C-RETS
Director of Leasing | Licensed Agent
Tara has spent most of her life in the Philadelphia area and first moved to Fishtown about eight years ago. Her background in Philadelphia real estate and strong focus on customer service lend themselves well to her role as Director of Leasing. Tara is an attentive and driven part of the management team, equipped with her Real Estate Team Specialist certification from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. She enjoys traveling and hiking with her friends and her dog, Walter.
Director of Property Management | Licensed Agent
direct: 215-642-8814 office: 215-467-4100
Pat, the Director of Property Management, has been working in the real estate and property management business since 2008. Prior to joining JG Real Estate, he had been with a management company in the Main Line doing everything from property management to maintenance, leasing and accounting. Shortly after graduating college with a degree in Accounting, he realized that he was not meant to sit in an office all day. Pat has a knack for figuring things out. Whether its a large scale project like finding a leak in a newly constructed condo’s green roof, or smaller scale tinkering with garbage disposal malfunctions, Pat is a problem solver while simultaneously maintaining professionalism and courtesy with owners, tenants and vendors. Responsive, reliable and hardworking, Pat loves seeing new properties and has no fear about facing new challenges – he welcomes them.
Operations Manager | Licensed Agent
office: 215-467-4100 ext 1
Claire, our Operations Manager, moved to Philadelphia after receiving her BA in Communication from the University of Scranton. Before joining the JG team, she worked in a number of different fields. She was a bookseller, a restaurant event planner/manager and an ad sales and distribution manager for local publications. She became interested in real estate after purchasing her first home in Fishtown. She’s known for her follow through and attention to detail. She enjoys walking management clients through our process and making sure owners and tenants are set up with all the information they need. She recently got her real estate license and looks forward to showing homes and helping people with their search. She loves cooking and taking road trips outside of the city to visit wineries and breweries. When she’s not at work, she’s either playing drums at a local club, checking out the newest Philly dining scene additions or grilling at Penn Treaty Park.
Executive Assistant | Licensed Agent
Allura moved to Philadelphia after receiving her BA in Communications from The College of New Jersey. During her time in college, she spent every weekend visiting her boyfriend who attended Temple University, where her love of Philadelphia began. Prior to joining the team, she worked in the restaurant industry, starting as a host and quickly working her way to becoming a manager at several restaurants on 13th Street in Midtown Village, as well as a Private Events Manager for Barbuzzo Restaurant. Her strong ability to multi-task and always keep a smile on her face makes her a great addition to the JG Family. Allura currently lives in the Fairmount area, where she spends her spare time cooking for friends and family, going to the beach on the weekends, and taking her dog for walks through the Art Museum with her fiancé.
Lead Property Manager | Licensed Agent
215-467-4100 ext 110
Chris, one of our property managers, has the perfect combination of customer service administration and hands-on repair skills. Originally from the Jersey shore, he came to Philadelphia to attend La Salle University and loved the city so much he decided to make it his permanent home after graduating. He himself is a landlord of a couple of properties in North Philly so he came to us with first-hand knowledge on how to best deal with property maintenance issues and tenant expectations from a landlord’s point of view. He is knowledgeable in the Philadelphia maintenance code requirements as well as many aspects surrounding basic carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, so he can often diagnose issues right away, an invaluable trait in this business. Before coming to JG Real Estate, he worked as an analyst at a supply chain consulting firm and when he is not working, he spends his time doing home improvement projects, working on his old car and finding new places to eat.