Builders Who Think Like Developers

1700 North Howard Street - 103 unit adaptive reuse and new construction. Completion end of 2023

A Different Approach

A Different Approach

Everything changes when your general contractor has an interest in the long-term financial success of your real-estate project. This is why we always offer to put 10% of our fee into the project as it ensures our interests are aligned. This shift in approach impacts every decision we make. The care we take in creating an estimate, the decisions made to stay on budget, the cleanliness and organization of the job site and the careful monitoring of material prices to find the optimal time to buy all enhance the short and long-term value of the properties we build on behalf of our client partners.

We pride ourselves on operating a construction company that is relationship-driven, fostering a team-based atmosphere. We strive to do this by paying close attention to pre-construction (in the areas of design constructibility, budget and schedule) and promoting sustainable construction practices. While the concepts of finishing projects on time and at or under budget are inherent in what we do, we also work hard at interacting with the design team, owners representative(s) and subcontractors/suppliers, so that the entire team is committed to the owners goals for the project.

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What We Do

What We Do

Urban Conversions delivers comprehensive general contracting and construction management services across the greater Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is our home. Building the next generation of properties in Philadelphia is our passion.

As evidenced by our diverse portfolio, our projects range from $3m to $30m. We excel at projects that require innovative thinking and solutions that make projects successful for our clients. They include complex adaptive reuse of historic buildings to dynamic new construction (and combinations of both).

Our time-tested and continually vetted network of subcontractors provides cost-effective and professional services all expertly managed by our highly skilled team. Utilizing the latest computer-assisted systems, we manage construction projects with the highest standards of quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness.

Our services include:

  • Pre-Acquisition Consulting
  • Preconstruction Services
  • General Contracting
  • Site Surveys
  • Project Management
  • IRR Focused Project Budgeting and Estimating
  • Value Engineering and Constructability Review
  • Multifamily New Construction
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Building Conversions
  • Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Cost and Schedule Management and Reporting


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Press & Awards

We are honored that our construction projects have won some prestigious awards and have been featured in the national media.

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