Equus CEO Appointed Chairperson of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission


Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. (“Equus”), one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers, announced today that President and CEO Daniel DiLella has been appointed Chairperson of the Semiquincentennial Commission for the United States of America.

July 2026 marks the 250th anniversary of American Independence. In July 2016, both Chambers of Congress unanimously passed the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016. The Commission was formed by the United States Congress to prepare an overall program for commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the United States and the historic events preceding that anniversary. The 32 member body is comprised of members of Congress, private citizens and federal officials.

The Commission is tasked with developing a report with recommendations to the President and to Congress within the first two years of formation. The Commission will observe and commemorate not only the Revolution, but also the full history of the U.S. leading up to the 250th Anniversary. Official meetings will be held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

The first official meeting of the Commission will be held on May 30, 2018 in Philadelphia.

“I am honored and humbled to represent the United States as we commemorate this incredible civic milestone,” said Daniel DiLella. “As a Commission, we seek to ensure that America’s 250th Anniversary achieves its full potential as a historic event that celebrates America’s core values, form of governance, and commitment to freedom.”

DiLella is an accomplished business and civic leader both regionally and nationally. As President and CEO of Equus, he has grown the firm into a multi-faceted national real estate investment company with more than $4 billion in assets in under management.

DiLella is a member of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University, and Chair the Trustees’ Committee. He funded the establishment of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova University School for Business where he is Chair of the Real Estate Advisory Council. DiLella also serves on the Stewardship, Executive and Executive Compensation Committees at Villanova University and is a Trustee of the Cahill Trust and Chair of the Advisory Board of Roman Catholic High School. He also serves on the Boards of the Museum of the American Revolution, the Barnes Foundation, the Philly Pops, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, and Drexel University Real Estate Advisory Council. He is a former President of the Union League of Philadelphia, where he is currently the Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation.

About Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
Equus Capital Partners is one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers. Equus’ diversified portfolio consists of office, multi-family, industrial, and retail properties located throughout the United States. The firm is headquartered in the Philadelphia area with regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.equuspartners.com.

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