Adam R. Rose is a philanthropist with a focus in public safety. He retired in 2020 from a 36-year career at the 90-year-old Rose Associates as a real estate developer and property manager specializing in large apartment buildings. Career highlights include the creation of the Madison Belvedere (404 units), Chelsea Landmark (407 units), The Helena (600 units), and the Metropolis (370 units) which are all in Manhattan. He ran Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town for a total of five years in two assignments, supervising all services for 11,000+ apartments and 25,000+ residents including holding the position of Commissioner of Public Safety.
Together with his husband, Peter R. McQuillan (retired NYPD Sergeant), Adam has named numerous facilities including those at the New York Botanical Garden, the Westchester Land Trust, the Jacob Burns Film Center, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. He has also endowed Sociology, the Jazz Ensemble and other areas at Yale University as well as programs for the Yale Police. Adam serves on the boards of the National Policing Institute, Law Enforcement Exploring, and the New York City Police Foundation.
Adam’s interest in law enforcement began with his service as an Auxiliary Trooper with the Connecticut State Police while he was obtaining his B.A. from Yale College. He continued with summer sworn positions with two departments in Massachusetts. As the primary security director at Rose Associates, he also worked closely with the FBI, Secret Service, and NYPD.
Adam is an Associate Life Member of NOBLE as well as an Associate Member of the IACP.