Philly-area real estate guru Nakahara joins Comcast board

Comcast Corp. just got a little more Philadelphia.

The cable giant has added Asuka Nakahara, associate director of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a partner in Triton Atlantic Partners, to its board of directors. Nakahara's appointment began Friday.

He replaces Eduardo G. Mestre, a former New York banking executive. Mestre will not stand for re-election to the Comcast board because of other professional commitments, the company said.

Nakahara solidifies the Comcast board as a Philadelphia-centric group. Other area directors include Madeline S. Bell, president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania; Sheldon Bonovitz, chairman emeritus of the Philadelphia law firm Duane Morris; Jeffrey Honickman, a Philadelphia businessman and beverage bottler; and Judith Rodin, former president of the University of Pennsylvania.

Then, of course, there's Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

Comcast director compensation ranged between $300,000 and $1 million each in 2015, according to a company regulatory filing. Roberts, the only Comcast employee on the board, is not paid director compensation.