Over 600 Attend Philadelphia State of The Market Panel Discussion Moderated by Liberty SBF CEO Alex Cohen

October 1, 2014

A nationwide lender, Liberty SBF knows about CRE markets all across the country but with headquarters in Philadelphia, no one loves the city of brotherly love better than us. That’s why CRE conference organizer Bisnow sought out Liberty SBF CEO Alex Cohen to moderate the opening panel at its Philadelphia State of the Market event this September.

More than 600 people packed the Sheraton on Logan Square to listen to experts speak about everything Philly. If you went to hear about Cheesesteak, Rocky Balboa or Ben Franklin this was the wrong place. It was all about the economy, business and the vibrancy of the Philadelphia real estate market.

“Economic diversification has given the city resilience, especially Downtown and University City, though it’s been a long time—decades—in coming,” wrote Bisnow in a summary of the event. “From 2012 to ’17, there are about $8.5B in projects underway across all sectors, an unprecedented amount of development.”

According to the write-up, members of the panel attributed the renaissance to “two strong forces working together: the diversification of the local economy, and investors and visitors discovering Philly.”

City of Philadelphia deputy mayor of economic development Alan Greenberger, Visit Philadelphia CEO Meryl Levitz, Trammell Crow senior managing director Jeff Goggins, and Center City District CEO Paul Levy talked about the city and its recent growth, while Alex Cohen moderated the lively discussion.

Liberty SBF is a direct lender of commercial real estate mortgages including bridge financing and SBA 504 loans. Want to hear more? Email Alex Cohen directly at acohen@libertysbf.com.