PHILADELPHIA, PA—Southern LandCompany, a Nashville, TN, real estate company, hasacquired the last undeveloped parcel of land on RittenhouseSquare. The L-shaped property is comprised of1907-1914 Walnut Street and 1906-1920Sansom Street.

“This is a premier property in one of the most sought afterneighborhoods in Philadelphia,” says Tim Downey,CEO of Southern Land Company. “This is a greatexample of the type of project in which our company excels. In thiscase the property is in the heart of a desirable area where we planto invest a great amount of energy and resources, working closelywith the city and neighborhood groups.”

The company says it will meet with various stakeholders andneighborhood associations to plan the project, which it says willlikely be a mix of residential and retail.

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