Do Mall Owners Need to Innovate More?

Jim Walsh of The Courier-Post has some insights into PREIT’s year-end reporting, Loss rises for operator of South Jersey malls. It definitely has been a tough year for retail property investors and owners, especially those who own and operate malls. PHILADELPHIA – The owner of the Cherry Hill and Moorestown Malls has reported an annual loss of $61.3 million, … Read more

Will New Qualified Opportunity Zones Change Where to Invest In Philadelphia and the Suburbs?

For those looking to invest in Philadelphia real estate, some new Qualified Opportunity Zones could make a big difference. Jacob Adelman on writes, Investors with ventures along much of Market Street in West Philadelphia and Broad Street in North Philadelphia, as well as neighborhoods such as Mantua, Point Breeze, and Brewerytown, may be in for new tax breaks under a federal … Read more

Are Malls Really the Next Co-Working Hotspots?

As we previously wrote in, Do Mall Owners Need to Innovate More?, there seems to be a tremendous opportunity for a value-add investment play on many of the smaller, older malls. One suggestion we put forth, Should Mall Owners Be Looking to Create Co-Working Spaces?, was that mall owners should look to use co-working spaces to fill … Read more

Investing In Suburban Mid-Rise Office Buildings

For those looking to invest in office buildings, this recent article, Why Mid-Rise Buildings Are the Future of Office Investment,  by Tim Lee a VP with the Olive Hill Group on the National Real Estate Investor site (  has some excellent insight on the benefits of considering mid-rise office buildings as a real estate investment strategy. The article makes some excellent … Read more

Retail Conversions a Great Option for Logistics

The question as to what to do with the skeletons of the once-great American shopping scene has been on the table for years now. And, as much discussion circulates throughout the industry, little progress has been made in finding new functions for the many dead and dying retail spaces all around the country. Over the … Read more

Know The Neighborhood Before Making Your Real Estate Investment

One important tenet of investing in real estate that can not be understated is the importance of neighborhoods. This is especially true in Philadelphia where people choose and identify specific neighborhoods. You have to know what people are looking for in each neighborhood as well. This is especially important if you are looking to do a rehab … Read more