Vision - SHIFT
SHIFT social impact real estate philadelphia

We are disrupting entrenched inequality to build a shared future.

We use real estate to strategically tackle intergenerational poverty by investing holistically and at scale in and around a neighborhood catalytic project.

The realities

Residents of under-developed and developing neighborhoods are displaced when speculative and opportunistic real estate developers create or re-develop assets with no plan to address legacy challenges such as poverty and unemployment.

How we use capital and partnerships to create change

Our investment in communities is driven by a blend of financing across the private, public and nonprofit sectors and partnerships and programming with city, community, and industry leaders. We use private equity to spur development and activate other types of capital, including philanthropic dollars, government support, and program-related investments. We connect these sectors and capital investments to create the maximum collective impact for our neighborhoods.

SHIFT collective capital approach

The invested and vested capital allows us to think comprehensively and set standards and measurements that hold us accountable for the impact and effects of our work. We believe social and financial good is inherently tied together. Together with our investors and partners, we invest intentionally and patiently to create a stronger, more stable community. Ultimately, social returns align with financial returns.

SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS WE INVEST IN

Kensington Avenue Philadelphia

KENSINGTON / HARROWGATE / JUNIATA

  • MILES FROM CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA
    4
  • POPULATION
    33,858
  • MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
    $16,604 to $24,975
    (vs $55K in Philadelphia)
  • INCOME < $25,000
    54% households
    (vs 34% in Philadelphia)
  • UNEMPLOYMENT
    24%
    (weighted average, 16 years or older)
Broad Street Philadelphia

HUNTING PARK / EAST TIOGA

  • MILES FROM CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA
    5
  • POPULATION
    11,341
  • MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
    $17,052 to $32,066
    (vs $55K in Philadelphia)
  • INCOME < $25,000
    51% households
    (vs 34% in Philadelphia)
  • UNEMPLOYMENT
    18%
    (weighted average, 16 years or older)