Matthew Pestronk (top left) and Michael Pestronk co-founded Post Brothers Apartments and serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer, respectively. Joining them on the leadership team are Yvette Stewart-Glimp (bottom left) as Vice President, Property Management, and Sarina Rose, Vice President of Development.

Brothers Matthew and Michael Pestronk are co-founders of Post Brothers Apartments, a Philadelphia-based developer of luxury rental communities throughout the Northeast. Their venture established in 2006 and since then they have built an impressive portfolio valued well in excess of $2 billion.

The momentum created by the Post Brothers’ landmark projects has also fueled the development of thriving neighborhoods around these residential communities. Presidential City for instance, the 1,000-unit rental community that underwent a $200 million renovation under Post Brothers, was Philadelphia’s largest residential adaptive reuse project. Its impact on the neighborhood surrounding the Philadelphia City Avenue corridor—long known as a stretch of office parks—is evident in the influx of new restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment venues.

Presidential City is typical of the Post Brothers’ approach: revitalizing existing, outdated assets through massive-scale adaptive reuse construction to produce cash-positive projects. Not that they take a formulaic approach to development. Instead innovative, creative design tactics unique to each project are used to build a project that resonates with residents.

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Sule Aygoren

Aygoren oversees the editorial direction and content for ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, including Real Estate Forum and In her tenure with ALM, she’s held roles of increasing responsibility, including Managing Editor. Aygoren has received several awards for her coverage including Best Trade Magazine Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the James D. Carper Award for Young Journalists. Under her direction, Forum has received four national NAREE awards for Best Commercial Real Estate Trade Magazine.

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