Development
1984 - 1986
Walnut Street Apartments
4404-18 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
Although Orens Brothers had been converting single family homes into apartments since they started developing in 1979, this complex was their largest endeavor at that time. Developed primarily for student housing at the University of Pennsylvania, this 52 unit project features two and three bedroom apartments.
2001 - 2003
4415 Chestnut / Fit Gym
4415 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
Completed the renovation of a 21,000 square foot commercial space in West Philadelphia that serves as Orens Brothers office space, a state of the art health club – FIT GYM, which they own and operate, a shipping distribution center and Tae Kwon Do studio.
2001 - 2003
Old Shoe Factory
314 N 12th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Completed the renovation and resale of a ten-story former abandoned warehouse into 63 loft style condominiums and a title insurance office on the first floor. This $12,500,000 project is in Center City.
2002 - 2004
The Pitcairn
1027 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Completed the $22,000,000 conversion and resale of 1027 Arch Street, an eight-story former commercial space in Center City across from the Convention Center. This multi-use building is comprised of 63 condominiums, a bank, restaurant and a cellular phone communication tower.
2004 - 2009
2200 Arch
2200 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Completed the renovation and resale of a 12-story 300,000 square foot building at 2200 Arch Street located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. This vacant deserted shell was an $80,000,000 project, and has been transformed into 169 luxury loft condominiums, first floor retail space containing state of the art professional and medical suites, a gourmet delicatessen/market and fitness center. In addition, Orens Brothers managed the construction of a multi-tiered parking facility adjacent to the building, providing parking for each unit in the building.
2005 - 2008
444 Lofts
444 N 4th Street
Philadelphia PA 19123
This is the completed renovation of an eight-story 300,000 square foot abandoned warehouse. The building was converted into 132 industrial chic loft style condominiums and 23 commercial spaces. The first floor commercial space includes professional offices, food markets, and an 8,000 square foot gym on the lower level. The building is a $60,000,000+ project and stands in the Old City/Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.
2009 - 2011
The Symphony House
1730 Buck Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
Beginning in 2009, Orens Brothers took part in the joint-venture development of Symphony House, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Formally a nursing home, the combined 100,000 square foot. property in Feasterville, Bucks County, PA was transformed into a 52-unit Assisted Living residence and 37-unit state-of-the-art special care unit for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Orens Brothers managed the $17,000,000 project, from site analysis and acquisition, feasibility, financing, development, construction, through to licensure. In April 2011, The Symphony House was awarded the first Assisted Living License under the newly drafted Chapter 2800 Regulations in the state of Pennsylvania
2011 - 2013
Diamond Green Apartments
1000 Diamond Street
Philadelphia PA 19122

This ground up 5-story $20,000,000 construction project, located within Temple University's Main Campus area, has 92 apartments, most of which are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first floor features indoor parking and retail space including food outlets, a yoga/dance studio, an event venue, a hookah lounge, and a hair salon.

Designed primarily for Temple University students, the residential portion of this building was constructed modularly and 120 modular boxes were delivered from an off-site factory. The modern design of this building boasts a green roof and decks off most of the units.

2012 - 2014
Edison Square
701 West Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19133
Edison Square, a $12,000,000 project aided by the use of New Market Tax Credits, is located at 701 West Lehigh Avenue, which was the former Edison High School. The existing 400,000 square foot school building was demolished and developed into a 36,000 sq. ft. retail shopping center. This highly visible and busy commercial corridor is a very attractive location to retailers and the complex was completely pre-leased before construction began. Tenants include: Save A Lot grocery, Family Dollar, Burger King, Little Ceasers, T.D. Bank and Kicks USA. Not only does the shopping center provide convenient goods and services to the community, it eliminated blight significantly and enhanced the aesthetics along the Lehigh Avenue corridor. The project created 70+ full-time equivalent jobs and hundreds of construction jobs.
2012 - 2014
The Croydon
241 S 49th Street
Philadelphia PA 19139
The Croydon is a 127 unit apartment building consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. It is located in University City and provides apartments for young professionals, graduate and undergraduate students. Orens Brothers restored the 8-story 90,000 square foot building that required a complete gut rehabilitation to its former glory as a beautiful and unique apartment complex with community gardens. The total cost of the project was $14,000,000.
2016-Present
Bellmawr
82 E. Browning Road
Bellmawr New Jersey 08031
This 6+ acre complex houses a multi-level 27,000 square foot warehouse, a run of 6 garages and another smaller 2,200 square foot building, all of which are designed to accommodate commercial rentals for general contractors. Most of the spaces have overhead doors - a must accommodations for GC’s. The warehouse also contains corporate offices for one of the tenants on a higher floor. Additionally, the vast majority of the acreage provides ample parking for large industrial vehicles, storage containers, boats, etc. A residential house is also included in this complex.
2015 – 2017
17th Street
259-261 S. 17th Street.
Philadelphia PA 19103
A complete 12-unit renovation. All brand new 1-bedroom apartments overtop a beautifully restored restaurant located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.
2016-2017
Symphony at Cherry Hill
1240 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08043
The Coastline Restaurant and Nightclub had been a New Jersey landmark since 1978. The building was completely demolished and the lot was developed into a 66 bed, 50,000 square foot memory care facility. Orens Brothers partnered with a national provider of assisted living facilities to develope this project.
2017 - 2019
Edison 64
700 West Somerset Street
Philadelphia PA 19133
This project is a 66 unit apartment building used to house homeless veterans including services on the first floor provided by the Veterans' Multi Service Center (VMC) who is a partner in the project. This 60,000 square foot building has been completely renovated from top to bottom. It is financed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Low Income Housing Tax Income Housing Credit and we also received a $500,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank and Home Depot Grant for $500,000.
2020 -
4419 Ludlow
4419 Ludlow St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
This 32 unit apartment building and 1st floor commercial space is a ground up construction project. Orens Brothers panelized all of the walls in Bellmawr, NJ and shipped them to the site - greatly reducing construction time and cost. The 1st floor includes commercial spaces consisting of both a commercial gym and a fresh food market. Construction will be completed in the summer of 2021.
2021 -
The Baldwin
1825 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
1825 Callowhill is located in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. To begin in 2021, this project features modular construction of 57 apartments including 30 one bedroom units and 27 two bedroom units on 6 floors. Adding to an already existing and thriving restaurant row in the area, the first floor will encompass a dedicated fresh food market and 2 other commercial spaces. Construction is to be completed by the summer of 2022.
2021 -
4415 Chestnut
4415 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
Located in University City, this development project will consist of 40 residential units and one 1st floor commercial space. The project will also feature 24 indoor parking spaces. This ground up new construction building is to commence in April 2021 and is to be completed in Fall 2022.
2021 -
The Blue Horizon
1314-16 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA 19121
The legendary Blue Horizon will always be remembered as an iconic Philadelphia boxing venue. The building has been vacant for many years and has fallen into disrepair. The building was acquired in 2018 with plans to build a 208 unit apartment building. The interior decor will pay homage to the boxing history that took place in the building. The locally designated historic facade will remain and be restored
Commercial/Retail
1240 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08043
Typically, the first floor of most development projects, whether they are condominiums, apartment buildings or assisted living facilities, serve as a venue for commercial pace to add amenities to a project. Restaurants, grocery stores, pizzerias, gyms and beauty spas to name a few of the retail development Orens Brothers has developed over the years.
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