Jumpstart Germantown Mentoring Program
“Mentors are guides. They lead us along the journey of our lives. We trust them because they have been there before, they embody our hopes, cast light on the way ahead, interpret arcane signs, warn us of lurking dangers and point out unexpected delights along the way.”
Who We Are
Jumpstart Germantown, 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.
What We Do
The Jumpstart Germantown Mentoring Program educates novice developers then connects them with more experienced real estate professionals. Philly Office Retail President Ken Weinstein leads four mentoring sessions per year with an emphasis on providing opportunities to minority and women investors. Each of these mentoring sessions consist of nine hours of instruction, introducing novice developers to the basics of the real estate development process. By involving guest speakers and construction site visits, these mentoring sessions provide attendees with a working knowledge of real estate acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and property management.
After each Mentoring Session, Jumpstart Germantown assigns industry veterans as mentors to guide mentees through their next development project. Mentees learn how to create a financial base for themselves and their families by investing in residential properties while working to remove blight and vacancies from the Germantown community. Mentors have the opportunity to see the benefits of this program by increasing property values in and around Germantown and, more importantly, by making a significant difference in their community.
Interested applicants must have a commitment to revitalizing Germantown. The main focus of Jumpstart Germantown is not only financial gain for the participant. Jumpstart Germantown is devoted to changing Germantown for the better and ask that only candidates with a similar mission apply.
To apply, please complete the following:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Please contact Angie@PhillyOfficeRetail.com with all questions and inquiries or call her at (215) 247-5555 ext. 211