Friday, July 31, 2015

VP Biden's bro joins S. Jersey 'low cost' homebuilder

James B. Biden will run Hill International's HillStone housing supply business

VP Biden's bro joins S. Jersey 'low cost' homebuilder


James B. Biden was 22 when he ran his brother Joe's first successful US Senate campaign in Delaware. The younger Biden's new employer, Hill International of Marlton, says he parlayed his fundraising skills into a 30 year career "in business, real estate, politics and marketing," including his hedge fund firm, Paradigm Global Advisors LLC (where the VP's son Hunter was also a partner), and now into a job as Executive Vice President of Hill's HillStone International LLC unit.

HillStone says it builds "low-cost yet high-durability housing," of steel mesh and reinforced concrete, in the US and foreign parts "where housing solutions are a high priority of various governmental and private interests." Hill International is a publicly-traded, multinational construction project management firm run by the father-son team of Irv and David Richter.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

PhillyDeals posts drafts, transcripts and updates of Joseph N. DiStefano's columns and stories about Philly-area business, which he's been writing since 1989.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn and taught writing at St. Joseph's. He has written thousands of columns and articles for the Inquirer, Bloomberg and other media, wrote the book Comcasted, and raised six children with his wife, who is a saint.

Reach Joseph N. at,, 215.854.5194 or 302.652.2004.

Reach Joseph N. at or 215 854 5194.

Joseph N. DiStefano
Also on
letter icon Newsletter