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Sixers Volunteer in Camden

The Sixers continue to demonstrate their commitment to Camden. A story from 6ABC notes, “Employees of the Philadelphia 76ers pitched in with painting, sweeping, and a little landscaping in Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square.”

You can read (or watch!) the full story here.

 

 

 

The CRE 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

The Counselors’ 2015-16 list of The Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate was announced June 24.The list is developed annually by CRE members who serve on the External Affairs Committee. Continue reading “The CRE 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate” »

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Redevelopment is a Finalist for Philadelphia Award for Excellence

We’re thrilled to announce that the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI)., redeveloped by AthenianRazak over a ten-year phased plan, has been named as a finalist for the ULI Philadelphia Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. This is the second year in a row that one of AthenianRazak’s projects has been so recognized.

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AthenianRazak Increases Value at 833 Chestnut to Historic High

We’re extremely pleased to announce that a property AthenianRazak managed and turned around, 833 Chestnut, appears to have sold for the highest price in the region for large, occupied office buildings – coming in at $161m or $228 / sq ft. Continue reading “AthenianRazak Increases Value at 833 Chestnut to Historic High” »

AthenianRazak Supports Cooper’s Ferry Partnership 2015 Annual Meeting

We were honored to sponsor this year’s Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Annual Meeting, which took place at the Adventure Aquarium on February 25th.
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76ers Practice Facility Touted as One of 50 Top Regional Transformations for 2015

Check out the Philadelphia Business Journal’s new list of 50 things that will change Philadelphia in 2015 and you’ll find the 76ers new practice facility at the top spot (Woohoo!).

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AthenianRazak Hired as Facility Manager for Consortium for Building Energy Innovation at The Navy Yard

AthenianRazak has been selected to partner with Penn State to develop and test replicable energy-efficient commercial building solutions in its new Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) headquarters and the accompanying classroom building.

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AthenianRazak Oversees Renovations at Sixers PCOM Practice Center

While busily at work as Development Manager for the Sixers new state-of-the-art training center in Camden, AthenianRazak has also been making the team’s current facilities a little bit better.

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CRE Consulting Corps Recognized with Chairman’s Award

To say the Consulting Corps Team has given us much to consider and evaluate for the future would be a gross understatement. They asked the tough questions, interviewed more than 50 people, and worked very long hours. Words like ‘creative, innovative, on-target, and tremendously detailed’ were common descriptors of the team and their work.”  That’s what W. Michael Couch, Executive Director of the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority had to say after his organization’s participation in a Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Consulting Corps assignment this year.

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Is Camden on the Cusp of Revival? Absolutely.

Violence. Poverty. Blight. These have long been the most common terms used to talk about Camden. But you’ll hear something different today. Words like revitalization, opportunity and investment. Heck, you’ll even hear talk of revival.

A recent article in Philadelphia magazine talks about this revival. From a pop-up park on the lawn at City Hall to a decrease in violence, from the 76ers training facility to the first new super market in decades, from demolishing blighted properties to building new houses downtown. And those are just some of the top-level highlights.

I’m proud of our small part in this renaissance with our role as Development Manager for the 76ers training facility. This state-of-the-art new facility will bring at least 250 jobs to the waterfront and is a key piece of the puzzle for this new era for Camden.

Some might say that the Sixers are due for a comeback. Well, we think the same is true for Camden and what better time than right now.

Christopher Strom is Director of Project Development.