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Iconic Building, Ideally Located in the Heart of Philadelphia Now Available for Commercial Office Lease from Pearl Properties


Iconic Building, Ideally Located in the Heart of Philadelphia Now Available for Commercial Office Lease from Pearl Properties

The 68,000 sq. ft. former United Way headquarters building, located in the heart of the City's burgeoning Parkway scene, is now available for new commercial office tenants.

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pearl Properties, the Center City based real estate investment and development firm, today announced that 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway – the former United Way headquarters – is now available for lease for the first time in nearly 40 years. This approximately 68,000 sq. ft., eight-story building is ideally located at Logan Circle—the site of many of Philadelphia's most exciting events, and just a few blocks from the newly built Comcast Innovation Center. The iconic building, easily accessible by all means of transportation, is a unique opportunity for any company looking to provide employees access to the best Philadelphia has to offer.

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway area is seeing significant, rapid development on all sides, including residential, mixed-use and retail, making this location ideal for a corporate headquarters. As millennials look to work, live, and play near their homes, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers companies a perfect opportunity to locate centrally in one of the country's most historic cities, Philadelphia, which is uniquely situated within the Northeast Corridor, providing easy access to New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

"The United Way originally developed and called this iconic building home because of its special location," said Reed Slogoff, principal of Pearl Properties. "This boutique asset offers tremendous visibility for companies looking to relocate to a vibrant location in the city. It's exciting to see and feel all of the energy around developing the Parkway."

Pearl Properties is working with Binswanger to lease the property, which was originally commissioned in 1967 and designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Associates (MGA), recognized as one of the most distinguished mid-20th century architecture firms. The building features a trapezoidal orientation, with three prime elevations. Open floor plates, high visibility signage and a rooftop deck with unobstructed views are among the amenities available at the building. For more information on this property or to inquire about leasing, contact Josh Haber at jhaber(at) or Jason Kramer at jkramer(at)

About Pearl Properties
Pearl Properties, LLC (Pearl) is a full service real estate company engaged in the development, acquisition and management of mixed use properties throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. With expertise in development, construction, acquisitions, property leasing, physical property management and asset management, Pearl has assembled a portfolio of mixed use assets in irreplaceable locations. To learn more, visit

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