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The Gateway Project to North Kensington: What’s Urban Build?

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We are excited to announce a collaboration with Olin and PennPraxis – the Living Laboratory!  Shift is contributing $5,000 and a 1/4 acre open lot to an innovative, interdisciplinary design-build studio course being offered to graduate students in the UPENN School of Design starting in the spring semester of 2018, that will stay in place [...]

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Announcing Reimagine: The Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge

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  Breathing Life Back Into Kensington Avenue! Shift Capital and its partners are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge – a collaborative effort to reimagine this once vibrant Philadelphia business corridor. Like many former economic hubs in the city, the “Ave” has suffered from a world that left old urban-style, […]

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Staff Spotlight: Alex Nuñez

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My name is Alex, I was born and raised in Kensington, near the Fairhill neighborhood. I attended William Cramp Elementary, Julia Burgos Middle School and Central High  school on 17th & Olney before graduating and moving on to Penn State Abington. I was heavily involved at Penn State as a mentor to Latino and other […]

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Meet Our New Advisory Board!

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We are excited to announce the members of our new Advisory Board, a group with deep experience in the various fields of real estate that support a healthy neighborhood.  The Advisory Board will advise our team on existing work, and provide guidance as Shift continues to move forward. Read below to learn more: Hugh Frater | [...]

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These Kensington developers are taking a cue from revitalization efforts in Germantown

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http://generocity.org/philly/2016/09/06/shift-capital-jumpstart-kensington/ A young homeless man in raggedy garb and flip flops is standing in the middle of the street at the intersection of Castor and Kensington avenues. The man is perfectly visible through the glass doors of development firm Shift Capital. Inside, a group of social impact real estate developers are scheming ways to get people in his situation […]

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Shift Capital’s MaKen Studios Brings Big Change to Kensington

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http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/devnews/MaKenStudios081616.aspx   Currently, the most profitable trend for developers is to convert Philadelphia’s former industrial behemoths into residential properties. But Shift Capital leaders Brian Murray and Matthew Grande say they’re resisting the advice of most brokers with their massive MaKen Studios project on I Street in Kensington. “The first thing this area needs is jobs,” not more […]

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Help Wanted: RESIDENTIAL REHAB TRADESMAN – CARPENTRY

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  Status: Full time CALL TO SCHEDULE HANDS-ON INTERVIEW – 267-528-7477 We need enthusiastic and energetic candidates who are team players looking for growth opportunity in a stable company. Shift Capital is a real estate impact group dedicated to revitalizing urban neighborhoods by creating shifts in environmental, social and economic viability. We bring together investment, […]

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Texas healthy food chain to open 5 local stores, massive kitchen

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A new competitor is hitting Philadelphia’s healthy-eating market later this year, making Pennsylvania only the third state it’s expanded into. Austin, Texas-based Snap Kitchen will be opening a handful of stores in the Philadelphia region by the end of the year, with the hope of opening more in the future. “Our hope, within the first […]

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Shift Capital makes the bull case for Kensington redevelopment

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Shift Capital is redeveloping properties in Kensington. Not East Kensington, not South Kensington, and not Olde Kensington. Kensington. In the area bounded roughly by Erie Avenue, Kensington Avenue, and G Street, far above what’s typically understood to be the development horizon, the real estate development firm is working on some major redevelopment projects that, if successful, could bring more […]

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