President and Chief Executive Officer
Arnon Adar has been extensively involved in real estate and finance since 1976, originating more than $3 billion in transactions, and organizing several high-tech venture capital groups, bringing some to IPO status. Mr. Adar established CNA Enterprises as a real estate investment and advisory firm with a primary focus on direct equity investments of grocery-anchored shopping centers and regional power centers across the United States. As President and CEO, he oversees the company's ongoing operations, as well as its long-term vision. This vision includes the development and implementation of investment strategies which define the structure and organization of the company's corporate culture.
Prior to entering the real estate business, Mr. Adar served for three years in the Economic Affairs Office of the Diplomatic Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
For more than thirty years, Mr. Adar has been an active leader in the Los Angeles community. He is a member of the United Jewish Fund/Real Estate & Construction Division, and he was nominated to the post of Commissioner for the California Citizens Compensation Commission by Governor Gray Davis. Driven by a desire to improve education for future generations, Mr. Adar served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Harvard-Westlake and was an original founder of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. In 2004, he received the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Distinguished University Fellow award from Brandeis. Mr. Adar is currently a member of the International Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University, a member of the Founders Society of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Mr. Adar's passion for music has associated him with a variety of organizations and projects, which include serving as a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Opera and The Founders for the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. He is also a member of the National Board of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Board of Directors of The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Committed to supporting medical research and development, Mr. Adar is a member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Executive Cabinet Committee and a member of the Board of Governors of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
In 2008, Mr. Adar and his family founded The Adar Family and Friends Research Institute for Eye Disease at Brandeis University. Working in conjunction with the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and the Goldschlager Eye Institute at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, these researchers strive to develop more advanced treatment protocols for a variety of eye diseases.