March 25, 1996 |
The Delaware County Commerce Center has headed for cyberspace, listing on the World Wide Web nearly 400 commercial and industrial properties for lease or sale in the county. The listings range from small offices for lease to large industrial properties for sale, center spokeswoman Maureen McCabe said. McCabe figures that about 500 people are visiting the site each month, a number she hopes to see climb as browsers find the site through links with other Web sites. Along with the detailed property listings and agent contacts, visitors also will find statistical snapshots of Delaware County's major employers, population, housing patterns, and the region's high-tech enterprises.
June 25, 2002
Your June 6 article, "Sell your own house, save on commissions," was considered an insult to many hard-working full-time professional real-estate agents. This is not an easy job. Many people try this business, but only a few make it. As a Realtor in South Jersey for the past 15 years, and a gold member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors and the Weichert Presidents Club, I take my position very seriously. I've sold almost 1,500 homes. I continue to keep up with the prices in the area, the school information, recent changes in property disclosures, as well as Megan's Law postings, and information on radon, structural problems, termites, asbestos, lead-based paints, and, recently, mold.
February 6, 1992 |
The housing market, in a deep freeze for more than a year, may have thawed out in the coldest months of the year. Major real estate brokers in Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties are reporting that sales in December and January were up by 50 percent compared with the same months a year earlier. And sellers, accustomed to long delays in the marketplace, are finding their houses are selling at a quicker pace. Real estate agents are working seven days a week to cope with the demand and to process the resulting paperwork.
June 19, 1986 |
Universal Health Services Inc., a hospital-management firm based in King of Prussia, has decided to spin off most of its real estate into a new holding company. The transaction will result in the creation of a corporation with assets in excess of $200 million, according to Joseph P. Gaynor 3d, senior vice president and treasurer of Universal Health Services (UHS). The new firm, which is still unnamed, will be based in the Philadelphia area, he said yesterday. UHS operates 23 acute-care hospitals and 11 psychiatric hospitals in 15 states and the United Kingdom.
December 25, 1988 |
In 1986, Chester County developer Jack Loew bought two lots in the Whiteland Business Park in Exton. He soon discovered, just below ground level, much more than he had bargained for. When Loew began excavating the property last year, workers unearthed a network of trenches filled with what Loew's lawyer would later describe as "blue goo. " The goo was made up of waste oil, cyanide and other hazardous materials that Loew alleges came from...
April 5, 1990 |
Up until Saturday, George Bates of Hatboro thought he had heard every sales pitch in the book. Having been a salesman himself for 30 years, Bates was unmoved by the colorful brochure, posters and slides of alluring palm trees, green grass, turquoise water and little pink houses in a row. He simply patted his wife's hand as the two sipped coffee and endured the hour and a half lecture-sales pitch dubbed a "Florida Seminar," at the Royce Hotel in...
September 8, 1994 |
The legacy of Samuel Rappaport will be endlessly debated. The many pending deals and unresolved problems that the real estate mogul left behind at his death on Monday, the very weight of his vast holdings, will have a major impact on the city for years to come. Right now, there are many questions and few answers. What, for instance, will happen to the historic Victory Building, which Rappaport was accused of letting deteriorate then threatening to demolish, and the properties he owned on Market Street east of City Hall, crucial to the city's effort to revitalize that area?
August 7, 2015 |
After 25 years as a television weatherman, John Bolaris is pursuing a career in real estate. "When you're making a new direction in life, the best way to succeed is to go with what you love, and real estate is my other passion," said Bolaris, 58, who lives at 2116 Chestnut Street and has a property in East Hampton, Long Island. On Wednesday, Bolaris, who is licensed in Pennsylvania and New York, officially joined The Condo Shop, the brokerage that handles sales and rentals of a number of Center City apartment and condominium buildings.
November 8, 2009 |
From his 30th-floor Center City office, William J. Hirschfeld has an in-your-face reminder that all is not well in commercial real estate. His view is of One Liberty Place, the 61-story premier office address that, to the casual observer, is a glistening marvel. To Hirschfeld, it's also a constant prod that he's "gotta make the doughnuts. " That means finding a tenant for the 54th floor, a spectacular space that, despite pulse-quickening views, Hirschfeld, as One Liberty's leasing manager, has had no luck filling since Cigna moved out three years ago. It's just a hint of the harrowing state of affairs in commercial real estate, where vacancies are on the rise across virtually all sectors, rents and property values are dropping, building owners are low on funds, and financing options are drying up. And bad as things are, they're expected to get worse - the next slide in the snowballing economic crisis that began with the collapse of the housing market and continues to claim casualties.
April 28, 1991 |
P. Donald White, 63, a lifelong Philadelphia resident who served for four years as the state real estate commissioner, died Thursday at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. White was nominated as real estate commissioner in 1983 by then-Gov. Dick Thornburgh and served until 1987. As commissioner, he oversaw complaints about the industry and reviewed and revised laws affecting it. "Everything revolved around his work - real estate, real estate, real estate," said his son, Percy. Mr. White was a graduate of Lincoln University and completed post-graduate courses at the Wharton School.