Jacob Adelman covers property deals, retail trends and the hospitality business as the commercial real estate reporter.

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Developer’s permit application to raze art gallery building near Rittenhouse Square is news to its owner

The 1806 Chestnut St. building's owner says developer Astoban has no deal to buy it from him, nor any other agreement that would permit its demolition.

‘Overbuild’ projects planned to turn historic Freeman’s auction house and Nelson Building into condos

Plans for the buildings are to be presented before the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s architecture committee.

Outdoor brand United By Blue chooses evolving industrial zone north of Center City for new offices

Nearly four years after Arts & Crafts began accumulating dilapidated and underutilized properties in a once-industrial area, its efforts are being validated.

Dranoff goes all-in on condos for South Broad Street tower after hotel hybrid plan fizzles

In its latest — and likely final — iteration, the Broad and Spruce Street tower to be known as Arthaus will stand 47 stories and host 108 condos.

Developer Brandywine marks opening of park seen as first step toward big Schuylkill Yards project

With the park completed, work is now set to begin on the $43.3-million renovation of the Bulletin newspaper building.

Philadelphia lawyer asserts ‘cover-up’ after man dies in custody and his body is returned with organs missing

Relatives of Everett Palmer Jr. have hired Philadelphia-based civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt to investigate.

Celebrated designer revisits eccentric grain silo home (and party den) in a changed Philadelphia

Kenneth Parker lived and worked in the Reading Co. Grain Elevator building in Fairmount in the 1970s and 1980s, when he was having an outsized impact on corporate life in Philadelphia as the city’s most prolific designer of office space.

New biomed office-and-lab building proposed for SEPTA-owned land near 30th Street Station

The proposal is a response to a growing demand within Philadelphia’s flourishing gene- and cell-therapy industries for specialized lab space.

Latest proposal for South Philly Chocolate Factory calls for historic plant’s complete demolition

Developer Ori Feibush, who now plans to build the Washington Avenue apartment building completely anew, has deals with Aldi and CVS to occupy the project's ground-floor retail space.

‘Graffiti Pier’ deal to turn beloved Philly urban ruin into next park along Delaware River waterfront

The secluded industrial ruin is slated for conversion into the centerpiece of a new public park.