Building on a career in real estate and long-term health care, Robert Kasirer currently applies his financial holdings and professional knowledge to the field of aging research. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Kasirer served as a member of the External Advisory Board for The University of Pennsylvania's Institute on Aging and for two years was the Chairman of the Board. This organization aims to increase the quality and quantity of research into and education on normal aging and age-related disease. The Advisory Board, a varied collection of individuals, shares the goal of improving the quality of life of older adults. Mr. Kasirer currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jacob Rose Family Foundation, through which Mr. Kasirer continues to support aging research. In the fall of 2010, the Jacob Rose Family Foundation supported a conference entitled New Aging which was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania by the Graduate School of Architecture and Design.
In addition to his work with the Institute on Aging and aging research, Robert Kasirer has been involved in other long-term care related business ventures, including his time at Golden State Health Centers, Inc., where he was actively involved in managing the company's skilled nursing facilities and ancillary service providers. Mr. Kasirer has also served in an Of Counsel role at Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips, a Los Angeles law firm. In this role, he provided real estate financing services with a focus on senior housing, retirement communities, and health care properties.
Robert Kasirer holds a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in Queens, New York, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History from New York University. He currently maintains active involvement with the Jacob Rose Family Foundation and previously was on the Board of the UCLA Institute of Aging. Mr. Kasirer supports several charitable and educational institutions, including the Harvard-Westlake School, UCLA, and Penn Hillel. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, and spending time with family.