Elfant Wissahickon Realtors is proud to announce that it has established a commercial division



Elfant Wissahickon Realtors is proud to announce that it has established a commercial division focusing on new development, investment properties, restaurants, retail sales and leasing, the non-profit sector and manufacturing.




Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, the leading independent residential real estate broker in the Philadelphia region, has represented Buyers and Sellers in the purchase or sale of thousands of homes, providing a tailored real estate experience for their each of their clients. Elfant Wissahickon Realtors has also been simultaneously building commercial acumen for decades. Their realtors were instrumental in theses notable


  • the sale of the Chestnut Hill Hotel and Farmer’s Market,
  • the expansion of Weaver’s Way to Chestnut Hill,
  • the 20 year lease by the Waldorf School of St. Peter’s Church in Germantown,
  • the purchase of manufacturing space by the NYC transplant Vinylux,
  • the lease of Goat Hollow Restaurant in Mount Airy
  • James restaurant on South 8th St,
  • the placement of Capogiro in the Falls Center
  • the upcoming Guild Hall brew pub in Jenkintown
  • and the most recent lease of a new space for Fork/High Street Market in NYC.


Each business has unique needs and potential for growth and requires a custom strategy for relocation or expansion. The experience, relationships and insight of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors gives them the ability to help businesses make the right connections.




“Much of our commercial work falls outside of the spectrum of traditional commercial real estate,” explains Christopher Plant, Director of the new division. “And with a lower inventory than you’d find in residential real estate, finding the perfect fit and location involves creativity and a close understanding of the entity’s needs and capabilities.” Christopher Plant has been central to many high profile transactions and works very closely with local developers and business owners to help them find the right tenants or partners for their needs. Christopher’s entrepreneurial insight and project management skills enable him to help his clients understand their goals and make decisions about growing their business. Often, he matches purchasers and tenants with developers and uses his own project management background to ensure successful transitions for the businesses.


“Christopher is incredible at networking with property owners and potential tenants to help owners get what they need to grow their business. He is an asset to anyone looking to get ahead in commercial real estate,” says Ken Weinstein of Philly Office Retail. ”


“It’s important to look at not only the highest and best use for the property, but the best use for the community. Whether that’s putting a gelato company in a former hospital, or a hip housewares manufacturer in a warehouse in Germantown, there’s a creative element to productive commercial real estate,” says Paul Walsh, managing partner of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors and President of the Chestnut Hill Business Assocation. But it isn’t just Christopher who sees the increase in commercial opportunity. Many of the agents at Elfant Wissahickon Realtors have expanded their practice to include commercial activity in recent years.




Elfant Wissahickon Realtors attributes much of the commercial real estate success as representative of the relationship and community building that is occurring in this area. Utilizing a creative and hands-on approach, EWR Commercial seeks to expand and strengthen the local economy by supporting locally owned and operated businesses in making Philadelphia their home and ultimately enhance the unique character that defines our communities. Elfant Wissahickon is exceptionally well suited to support what makes our neighborhoods great: businesses creating vibrant corridors, residents and neighbors as eager consumers of local resources.


For more information about EWR Commercial, please contact Christopher Plant directly.