Jumpstart Germantown gives the following descriptive information:
Who We Are
Jumpstart Germantown is an initiative spearheaded by Philly Office Retail to facilitate the revitalization of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia through high quality residential renovations. We are working to identify fellow developers who share our interest in investing in the future of Germantown. Through mentoring, networking and providing financial resources to these developers, Jumpstart Germantown will remove blight and deteriorated properties from its residential neighborhoods, making Germantown a better place to live, work and enjoy.
Networking is about making connections between developers and building mutually beneficial relationships. Real estate development can be a very isolating and frustrating process. By sharing resources, such as tenants, contractors, vendors and potential properties, developers, focusing on Germantown, can work together to be more productive and profitable.
Jumpstart Germantown was created with the idea that community developers are not in competition with each other. Developers are working towards a shared goal, the revitalization of Germantown and increased property values. The most effective way to revive Germantown is to create a network of free flowing ideas and resource sharing between developers of varying levels of experience. Nancy Deephouse, a developer and Germantown resident, will coordinate the Developers’ Network by hosting quarterly meetings and communicate regularly through email and social media.
In The News
- The Opposite of Gentrification, Philadelphia Citizen, April 2, 2018.
- Jumpstart Germantown jumps to two more city neighborhoods, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 3, 2016.
- Facebook: jumpstartgermantownnetwork