Jody Kriss EducationJodys storied career began after his graduation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School is continually ranked the number one business school in the country. In the upper echelon of business education, the Wharton School is the crown jewel. Jody Kriss graduated in 1996.Directly after his undergraduate education,Jody Krissbegan working as an Analyst and Project Manager for the Athena Group, helping to develop high-end real estate in Manhattan. In fact, the property he worked on, 838 Fifth Avenue, was the first property to reach $2000 per square foot in 1999. Jody transitioned into an associate position with APC Realty Advisors, an investment banking firm. There he contributed to a multitude of projects, including the conversion of a 100,000 square foot condominium in Tribeca.