Commercial Real Estate Women-Philadelphia Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary

In April, 2024 CREW-Philadelphia celebrated its fortieth anniversary at the newly opened Switch House venue in Philadelphia. As the original co-founder, Sarah Peck shared stories about how the organization was launched both in Philadelphia and nationally. CREW has now grown into an extensive networking forum with over 74 chapters nationally and ten internationally. Her fellow founders Patricia Adell and Lois Alexander joined her in a lively panel discussion. Pictured above from left to right: Lois Alexander, Sarah Peck, Patricia Adell and Wandy Mann, Executive Director of CREW National Network. Also pictured are some of the past presidents of CREW-Philadelphia.


Progressive New Homes Supports South Media Neighbors

At the November 2023 Nether Providence Commissioners meeting, Sarah Peck presented a check for $25,000 to South Media Neighbors United and the Township. The funds will be earmarked for renovation of the nearby Martha Burton Park, a central gathering place for the South Media community as well as for other activities benefiting the S. Media neighborhood.

Peck thanked Nannette Whitsett and her co-leader James Mason of South Media Neighbors United and their team for collaborating with her company to help secure rezoning and land development approvals needed to create the Media Walk development. “By developing a trusting relationship between our organizations, we worked together to secure a better outcome for all stake holders,” she said.

Media Walk is now successfully completed and occupied by 25 new homeowners.

Norristown Housing Development Set to Begin at former Kennedy-Kenrick Site

Courtesy of Philadelphia Business Journal May 31, 2023

After sitting vacant for a dozen years, the 15-acre site of the former Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School in Norristown is set to be developed into 325 residential units including townhomes and apartments.

Wayne-based developer Progressive New Homes bought two adjoined properties at the site for a combined $3 million from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, according to public records. Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School closed in 2010 and the property at 250 E. Johnson Highway is planned to be demolished. Read article here. Read article here.

New $28M townhouse project to rise along Conshohocken riverfront

Courtesy of Philadelphia Business Journal March 26, 2021

In 2015, a partnership that involved E. Kahn Development began marketing an 82,000-square-foot office building at 901 Washington St. in Conshohocken, sensing its boutique size would appeal to tenants.
After three years of marketing it, those efforts were shelved when no tenants stepped up and 901 Washington Partners, the development team, switched gears. Read article here.

35th anniversary celebration of CREW-Philadelphia

At the 35th anniversary celebration of CREW-Philadelphia, which was held in November at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Sarah Peck spoke about her role in helping to found the organization.  With over 650 in attendance, the event raised more than $30,000 for scholarships for women college students entering the commercial real estate field as well as for West Philadelphia high school students learning CAD in an architecture and engineering training program.

See the video about the event here

Sarah Peck Receives Citizen Planner Award from Chester County 2020

Sarah Peck received the Chester County 2020 Citizen Planner Award on April 25 2019. The non profit organization promotes managed growth and preservation of open space through education and dialogue between Cuonty’s civic, business and political leaders. Pictured above: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Chester County 2020 board member,  David Ward, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Sarah Peck, Judy DiFilippo, Chester County 2020 board member and Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.

Read text of Sarah Peck’s acceptance speech here:

Norristown council members and administration and Montgomery County Commissioners take part in the ribbon cutting for Arbor Knoll.

Arbor Knoll, created on the heels of the highly successful Arbor Heights and Arbor Mews communities, plays an integral role in transforming Norristown into a thriving and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play. Gathered for a ribbon-cutting at Arbor Knoll on Wednesday are, from left, Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Rep. Tim Briggs (D-149th Dist.), developer Sarah Peck, Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones, and Norristown Municipal Council member Valerie Scott Cooper. Missing from photo is Council president Sonya Sanders.