Tag Archive for Dranoff Properties

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch:  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Carl Dranoff, Dranoff Properties Today’s Mensch is Carl Dranoff of upscale multifamily…

Gridlock and the Modern Developer

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Americans and Europeans have very different relationships to space, at least when it comes to community planning and building design. One reason for this is simply the fact that, in America, space is plentiful. In Europe, not so much. Maybe…

Luxury on South Broad

No self-respecting luxury developer makes “apartments” anymore. Nowadays, high-end residential units are called “lofts.” If you ask me, calling apartments “lofts” is like saying vahz instead of vase. Also, many of today’s so-called lofts are ground-up developments, rather than converted…

The Reburbs

On average, an American spends over $8,000 per year to own and operate a car. Well over a quarter of that sum is simply for gas.  This alone demonstrates the need for more efficient transportation solutions in today’s communities, a…