May 18


Alan Razak Participates on ULI Team to Explore Redevelopment in the East End of Pittsburgh

AthenianRazak Principal Alan Razak participated in an Urban Land Institute panel of representatives from the real estate industry looking at real estate and redevelopment opportunities in the East End of Pittsburgh. Continue reading “Alan Razak Participates on ULI Team to Explore Redevelopment in the East End of Pittsburgh” »

Apr 13


AthenianRazak Projects Featured in Urban Land Article on Camden’s Comeback

Leading up to their 2016 Spring Meeting that will take place in Philly from April 19 – 21st, ULI’s magazine, Urban Land, recently featured an article on Camden’s Comeback.

The article states, “There has been a groundswell of economic and redevelopment activity on many fronts, a reduction in crime and poverty, and improvements in education and housing in the city,” says George E. Norcross III, head of the Cooper University Hospital board. “Based on these incremental successes, Camden is well on its way to becoming a thriving business hub. Equally important, Camden is also becoming a better place to live.” Continue reading “AthenianRazak Projects Featured in Urban Land Article on Camden’s Comeback” »

Jan 29


Sixers Release Construction Update for New Training Complex

The Philadelphia 76ers have revealed the first current construction images and rendering of the completed exterior for their future Training Complex today.  The 125,000-square-foot Training Complex will be the largest in the NBA, and will include the Sixers basketball operations facility and business operations offices.  Designed to foster team building and unity, communication, innovation, and the spirit of competition, the basketball operations facility includes two NBA regulation-size basketball courts, a 2,800-square-foot player locker room, and state-of-the-art performance, wellness, recovery, and hydrotherapy rooms.  The basketball training facility was conceived to be a 24/7 destination for elite NBA and front office talent with amenities including a player restaurant, private balcony, film, and press room.  Construction is progressing as scheduled on the basketball operations facility, estimated to open for player use in the fourth quarter of this year. The business operations offices will include a media production studio, 7,000-square-foot roof deck, 10,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space, and more.

Continue reading “Sixers Release Construction Update for New Training Complex” »

Dec 22


Montgomery County Moves Forward with “100 Year” Plan

On Thursday, the AthenianRazak team presented the findings of our strategic real estate plan for the County of Montgomery’s Norristown Campus. We were charged with creating a plan that addressed the significant physical deficiencies of the buildings and shaped the County’s investment to support important goals for Campus within the broader Montgomery County community. Specifically, we were asked to “plan for 100 years” and recognize the generational investment contemplated in a plan of this magnitude. Continue reading “Montgomery County Moves Forward with “100 Year” Plan” »

Dec 14


The CRE 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) recently released their 2015-16 top trends in the real estate industry. This well-regarded list comes out each year, predicting trends for the following year. This year’s list includes a few items that have always been of particular interest to our team including urbanization and demographic shifts. Continue reading “The CRE 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate” »

Nov 19


Ruby Match Factory Featured in Curbed Philly

Hot off the presses from Curbed Philly….

“Whenever Jacqueline Buhn talks to a company about moving to Camden, their typical response is this: “Camden?! No way.” Then, she mentions the New Jersey state tax credits that essentially award companies with free rent for 10 years for moving to the city. “Then they say, ‘Wait—how much money?” says Buhn, the principal and CEO of Athenian Razak, a Philadelphia-based real estate company that’s behind the renovation of Camden’s historic Ruby Match Factory at 300 North Delaware Ave.”

Read the full Curbed Philly article here.

Nov 16


Philly Achieves World Heritage City Designation

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Last week, the World Heritage Centre announced that Philly was named the first World Heritage City in the US. Congrats, complimenti, félicitations, felicidades!

We’re proud of our hometown for receiving this prestigious designation. It demonstrates our  amazing level of cultural treasure, our strengthened international reputation, and the power of a determined, collaborative group of Philadelphian’s who worked together on this effort. You can read the full press release here. Continue reading “Philly Achieves World Heritage City Designation” »

Oct 16


Ruby Match Factory Open House a Great Success

Thanks to all who came out yesterday for the Ruby Match Factory Open House. It was wonderful to see so many members of the real estate and design community, along with Camden neighbors and partners. Continue reading “Ruby Match Factory Open House a Great Success” »

Oct 15


Ruby Match Open House is Today

October 15, 6-8pm

This 3rd Thursday Camden ArtCrawl will include:

An Open House at the dramatic Ruby Match Factory, Artist William Butler’s Camden Beautiful exhibition the adjacent ArtBox, Kid’s art from Fresh Artists’ “Silly City Program” with the Rutgers-Camden Office of Civic Engagement “Ignite” program. Continue reading “Ruby Match Open House is Today” »

Sep 30


What Did We Learn from the Pope Ride?

Photo from Pope Ride Facebook page

During this weekend’s Papal visit, Philadelphians got a taste of what life could be like without cars. Kids played freely on the streets, bikers rode without worrying about cars, and the city had a block party-type feel to it. Was this utopia for Philadelphians? I’m not so sure. Continue reading “What Did We Learn from the Pope Ride?” »