The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Suite 400
Philadelphia Pa 19103

Phone: (215) 880-5527
info@margolisrealty.com

 

Representative Clients

Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Atkin, Olshin, Lawson-Bell & Associates, P.C.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
David Marshall & Company*
GF Management, Inc.
Gorberg Gorberg & Zuber
Jay Harry Hoffman, DDS
Jefferson University Neurology Associates, LLC
Leonard & Sciolla, LLP
LubertAdler*
Make A Wish Foundation
Margolis Edelstein
Parkway Corporation*
Pen-Del Associates*
Pennsylvania Heart & Vascular P.C.

*Landlord representation

Certain References for                 Andrew S. Margolis

(in alphabetical order)

Reference and Telephone #     
Job(s) and How and Length of Time Reference Knows Me

Dean Adler, Esquire       
Principal: Lubert-Adler, Inc. and its affiliates.
215-972-2200    xt2203     
Dean hired me in two roles: (1) to counsel him (as his entity’s real estate broker) in connection with whether he should lease the Avenue of the Arts Building (SE Corner of Broad & Chestnut-Capital Grill is on ground floor) to Klehr Harrison et al. (In light of the then depressed market our advice lead him to reject leasing the space as office space.  Instead he leased it to Art Institute of     Philadelphia as a dormitory) and (2) to lease his HQ (1811        Chestnut), which at that time had vacant space. It has not had    vacant space in almost 3 years (and I am no longer agent).  I have known Dean as an acquaintance since 1983 when he was a student at Penn Law and professionally since 1998.

Colin Diver, Esquire       
President: Reed College. 
503-777-7500       
I came to know Colin during his tenure as Dean of Penn Law School (1989 through 1999).  During this period I was Chief Fund-raiser for my class and chaired my Law School class’s 5th and 10th year reunions. I also was actively involved with the program where lawyers from abroad came to Penn to get an advanced degree by spearheading the efforts to take these lawyers to Pennsylvania’s and USA’s capitals to visit the respective Supreme Courts and other governmental functions.  As a result of my activities I had frequent contact with Colin.

Ira Lubert           
Principal: Lubert-Adler, Inc. and its affiliates.  
215-972-2200 xt2201
Ira hired me in three roles: (1) to counsel him (as his entity’s real estate broker)     in connection with whether he should lease the Avenue of the Arts Building (SE Corner of Broad & Chestnut-Capital Grill is     on ground floor) to Klehr Harrison et al. (In light of the then depressed market our advice lead him to reject leasing the space as office space.  Instead he leased it to Art Institute of Philadelphia as a dormitory); (2) to lease his 1811 Chestnut (“HQ”), which at that time had vacant space and then to “persuade” those five (5)  tenants who were not affiliated with him to leave his HQ in 2005 so that he could move to the penthouse of the newest building in the City the Cira Centre (located in a tax free KOIZ) so that his fomer HQ could be converted to residential and (3) represent a number of entities in which had an ownership interest such as (a) a hotel management consulting and ownership business, GF Mangement, in their lease of the penthouse of 1628 JFK a/k/a Eight Penn Center and  (b) Global Affiliates, Inc. a/k/a GlobalFit, in their plug and play below market sublease at 510 Walnut a/k/a Penn Mutual Building.


David Marshall           
Chairman of The Board: Amerimar Enterprises, Inc.
215-893-6090
I have known David in two capacities: (1) as the real estate broker who (a) leased space at 1701 Walnut to The Curtis Institute, of which he was Chair of the Board at the time of the transaction; (b) represented a doctor who entered into a 10 year lease and a dentist who entered into a 15 year lease at a building he owned at 1015 Chestnut street and a law firm (see Ken Trujillo, Esquire on next page) that entered effectively into a 9 year lease at The Dorchester penthouse; and (c) represents Mr. Marshalls’ interests in leasing space at The Rittenhouse, the premier mixed use facility in Philadelphia; and(2) as    Trustee of Jewish Federation, where we worked on several committees together including Campaign(volunteer fundraiser) and Thank-a-Thon.  I first met David while engaged in Federation activities     in the mid 1990s and subsequently encountered him professionally.


L. Gerald Rigby, Esquire   
Shareholder and Chair Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Tax Groups: Archer & Greiner, P.C. (“Archer”)  
215-568-4166    
Gerry’s law firm, Archer (the largest law firm headquartered in South Jersey based on number of lawyers in its South Jersey office) hired me in 1999 to establish the first office outside the HQ office in Haddonfield. Archer entered into a lease at One South Broad Street (f/k/a the PNB Building), then owned by a JP Morgan affiliate.  By agreeing to be one of the first tenants in the “remodeled” PNB Building, Archer received significant free rent and tenant improvement allowance while keeping its rate per rsf lower than the “market” rate was at the time.  Archer then hired me in 2004 to extend and expand its lease at One South Broad Street. We successfully did so under time pressure, which allowed the firm to pay among the lowest rents in building while accommodating a number of additional lawyers    

Kenneth I. Trujillo, Esquire   
Partner: Trujillo, Rodriguez & Richards, LLC and Former Solicitor For City of Philadelphia
215-731-9004                 
Ken (1) hired me to represent his law firm in negotiating (a) a six year lease with a three year option, all at the same l low rate (with only operating expense escalations causing any increase I in costs) at The Dorchester’s Penthouse (overlooking the pool and Rittenhouse Square with the 2 best parking spots) in the Dorchester as part of the deal and (b) a six year lease two month sublease in the premier formerly owner occupied Bell Atlantic Tower a/k/a 1717 Arch at a rate at least $5 per rsf less than similar Class A+ buildings (with a 38th floor view overlooking some of the best views in Philadelphia and(2) selected me to “mediate” the sale of a building to a partnership (with which he was then going to be involved prior to being appointed    City Solicitor) for use as a new location for the upscale Mexican Restaurant, Los Catrines Restaurant and Tequila’s Bar , which, due to my efforts, is now located at 1602-04 Locust Street.  I have known Ken on a casual    basis since 1984 when we went to Penn law School together at around the same time (He graduated in 1986, a year earlier than me.).  I have known him professionally since 1997 when we began the search for his new firm’s new office.