Pearl Properties is a full service real estate investment company engaged in the acquisition, development and management of mixed-use properties in irreplaceable locations. With expertise in acquisition, development, construction, property leasing, physical property management and asset management.

Pearl distinguishes itself by effectively and efficiently acquiring, developing and managing a variety of asset classes. Because of the intrinsic soundness of its acquisition strategy, Pearl customarily retains and manages its properties for many years.

Over the past 15+ years, Pearl has acquired and developed several hundred million dollars of real estate in key locations. During this time, with a consistent track record of closing, building and leasing assets on time and on budget, Pearl has established itself as Philadelphia’s preeminent boutique developer of residential and retail mixed use assets.

Since its inception, through a disciplined investment strategy and hands-on oversight of management, leasing and construction, Pearl has established and maintained nearly 100% occupancy across its apartment portfolio. A deep understanding of the permitting process, construction costs and design has emerged through its long running growth cycle. In the process, Pearl has created hundreds if not thousands of jobs in Center City. Pearl’s developments, including the conversion of former industrial and commercial use properties into residential and mixed use properties, have contributed to the emergence of a variety of neighborhoods..


Years in Business


Properties Owned and Managed


Portfolio Occupancy


Invested in Ground-up Construction &
Development in the City of Philadelphia


Integrated Companies (Ownership, Construction and Property Management) Committed to Excellence

Executive Team

James R. Pearlstein

Mr. Pearlstein is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA) and Temple University’s Law School and Business School (JD-MBA), and has significant experience in real estate investment, operations and development. His experience includes a 5 year stint in senior management at Toll Brothers, Inc. where he directed special acquisitions, including the acquisition of land and multi-million dollar investment properties. Among other endeavors, Mr. Pearlstein is an original Member of the Executive Committee of Georgetown University’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC). The CPDC is the central research and urban planning advocacy organization for the economic advancement of the City of Philadelphia.

Reed J. Slogoff

Mr. Slogoff has an extensive background in real estate finance and development. An honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), Mr. Slogoff holds a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and spent several years with the prominent Dilworth law firm in Philadelphia. Subsequently, as a member of the management team of Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM) Mr. Slogoff participated in the initial public stock offering by ETM on the NYSE. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Universal Property & Casualty (UVE), a publicly traded Property & Casualty Insurance Company. Together with Mr. Pearlstein, Mr. Slogoff founded JAZ Construction, Pearl’s affiliated construction company and runs the day-to-day operations of Pearl Properties.