Albert M. Greenfield was one of the city's most successful Realtors and a man of great influence, earning him the nickname "Mr. Philadelphia."
Born in Russia in 1887, Greenfield immigrated to the United States at the age of 6, and he was largely educated in public schools. He launched a real estate firm, Albert M. Greenfield & Co., at the age of 17, and quickly built an outsize reputation as a deal-maker. AMG grew into one of the most lucrative businesses in Philadelphia and is today its oldest real estate company.
In 1925, Greenfield ventured into the world of commercial banking, purchasing a small West Philadelphia bank and renaming it Bankers Trust Co. By the time of the great banking crash in 1929, Bankers Trust had acquired eight other banks and had 21 offices throughout the Philadelphia area.