Elfant Pontz Properties Profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal

Robert Elfant and Jared Pontz of Elfant Pontz Properties, Image Provided by The Philadelphia Business Journal

October 27, 2016

"After more than seven decades in business, sometimes there comes a time for a change and such is the case at Martin Elfant Inc., a real estate company that has deep roots in Philadelphia. The company has become Elfant Pontz Properties and the new name is as much of a reflection of how the real estate firm has evolved as where it is headed. How it got there is an example of how one generation recognizes the strength of a younger one and takes what could seem as a risk to attach its future on it. Sometimes in business, that’s not an easy task to achieve."

Read the full story by Natalie Kostelni at Bizjournals.com.



The Westview and Elfant Pontz Properties on Philly.com


Developers Max Berger (left), Bob Elfant (center), and Jared Pontz (right), in front of the Westview. PHOTO: DAVID MAIALETTI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / PHILLY.COM

"Every day after school when he was growing up in Mount Airy, Jared E. Pontz spent the afternoon until closing time with his mother, Leslie, at her Germantown Avenue art studio.

The Avenue, as everyone here calls it, might have been his daily destination, but in the 1980s through the late 1990s, Pontz didn't have to share the sidewalks with many others.


That has been changing, of course, led by Mount Airy USA, the community-development corporation, and a growing number of small and mid-size developers - including Pontz and his partner, Bob Elfant, who on Oct. 2 take on a new name, Elfant/Pontz Properties."

Read the full story by Alan J. Heavans at Philly.com.



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