We deploy an inclusive and concentrated development model, which seeks to minimize the negative impacts of gentrification, such as displacement, while positively impacting communities suffering from inter-generational poverty. Our model fills a critical equity gap in the real estate market place while addressing one of the defining issues of our society: Will we rebuild our cities to be beacons of inclusiveness or exclusiveness?
Our Mission is to provide the urban communities we invest in with employment, and other measurable social and economic impacts by acquiring and improving the existing real estate stock and re-tenanting those assets with businesses and individuals that share our common vision.
We believe in minimizing displacement of communities, long-term residents and the creative community, through strategic exit strategies to increase property ownership and preserve long-term affordability for all.

2018 Impact Report

Together Goes the Neighborhood

Together with our partners we share our progress in building safer, more prosperous, and stronger neighborhoods within the communities we serve. We are helping to create communities of people who trust one another, help one another, and form an unbreakable cohesion that builds people up rather than pushes them out.Thank you to the partners and people who help make our work possible.

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Shift impact report

Featured Projects



260,000 square feet of converted space for industrial, creative, business and community use.



Shift Residential

Rentable mixed-use, commercial and residential properties within the Kensington community.



The Beury Project

This iconic 14-story, 112,000 square foot Art Deco skyscraper is on the pathway to revitalize North Philadelphia.