Kensington Development Site

1901-19 E York Street

1808 & 1810-34 E Hagert Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

  1. A Multifamily Development Opportunity to Build Over 250 Units
  2. Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment
  3. Located in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of East Kensington

Kensington Development Site

1901-19 E York Street

1808 & 1810-34 Hagert Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

  • A Multifamily Development Opportunity to Build Over 250 Units
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment
  • Located in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of East Kensington

Investment highlights

Opportunity Zone Investment

10-Year Tax Abatement

Transit Oriented Location

Opportunity to Increase Density

Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhood


Berkadia is pleased to exclusively offer the opportunity to purchase the Kensington Development Site (the “Project” or “Site”) located in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of East Kensington, Philadelphia. The Site is located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) allowing investors to benefit by investing gains from recently sold assets while simultaneously deferring taxes on those gains for a period of up to 7-years.

Kensington Development Site allows for the development of multifamily housing with a commercial use on 50% of the first floor. Neighboring developments have successfully achieved variances from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) allowing a developer to achieve increased density, creating the opportunity to maximize the value and scale of the Project. Based on the current zoning and variances achieved by neighboring parcels, a new developer could have the opportunity to build over 250 apartments.


Offered Unpriced


Fee Simple


1901-19 E. York St,
1808 E. Hagert St,
1810-34 E. Hagert St







Gross Site area

56,929 SF


Kensington is one of the hottest markets for residential development throughout the Philadelphia metro. The neighborhood has been attracting significant attention from developers due to its strong location near Fishtown and Northern Liberties and public transit access via the Market-Frankford Line, Additionally, the strategically positioned area is situated near many of the region’s top employment and entertainment hubs that are easily accessible by public transportation.

While the Philadelphia MSA has seen the largest delivery of multifamily units since the 1970’s and the largest runup of single-family home prices since 2012, our market still trails many MSA’s in the same categories. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority predicts that we need to both create and rehabilitate a combined 100,000 units to keep up with demand over the next 10-years. Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast are recruiting from as far as Seattle, WA for employment opportunities at the new Comcast Technology Center. Major institutions such as Drexel University, The University of Pennsylvania, and The University of Pennsylvania Health System are investing in healthcare and technology at a record pace. Considering 69% of existing product was built in the 1970’s or earlier, the City of Philadelphia currently does not have enough apartment housing stock to keep up with the level of projected demand.


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Average Annual Rent Growth from 2016-2018


% of Existing Apartments Built in the 1970's or Earlier


New Construction Average Rent

Economic Drivers

Temple Health - Episcopal Campus

Temple Health - Episcopal Campus is a major provider of healthcare service. A nationally recognized teaching hospital that instructs students on the latest in medical innovation and services, while delivering a range of high -quality health care services to patients.

Temple University

Founded in 1884, Temple University is the largest university in one of the U.S.'s most iconic cities, Philadelphia, serving as a key driver of the local economy and providing a world class educatoin to more than 40,000 students across its many campuses.


Boasting a range of gaming, entertainment, and dining options for leisurely outings, the riverfront Sugarhouse Casino is among the area's premier entertainment destinations and an important employment hub for the city of Philadelphia.

Center City

Downtown Philadelphia, dubbed "Center City" is home to approximately 42% of the jobs in the city of Philadelphia and many major businesses, making the area the largest central business district in the region.

Major developments

Penn's Landing

A popular public destination for family activities, Penn's Landing will be going through a multi-million dollar expansion that will add a mix of public, residential, and commercial space in the the area over the coming years.

  • 11 acres of public green space
  • $225 million project
  • 1,500 new housing units
  • 500 hotel rooms
  • 100,000 square feet of commercial space
  • Construction slated to start in 2021, ending in three years.

PECO Delaware Station

The owners of PECO Delaware Station plan to turn the historic plant into a waterfront entertainment hub featuring a mix of event, dining, and entertainment space.

  • 223,000 square feet of space
  • Most recent plans call for a banquet hall, restaurants, guest rooms, and parking space.

Navy Yard

Navy Yard is a dynamic mixed used development featuring a mix of beautifully preserved buildings and contemporary architecture, designed to create an environment for production and innovation for local businesses.

  • 1,200-acre development
  • $3.5 billion investment at full build-out
  • 6.3 miles of waterfront space
  • Home to 165 companies
  • Over 13,500 workers currently working on site
  • More than 7 million square feet of real estate occupied and in development
  • 20 acres of park space

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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