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Colliers Facilitates Sale of Massive 26-Acre Former Budd Co. Plant


March 28, 2019 [Philadelphia, PA] – Colliers International, in conjunction with Max Spann Auctioneers, has sold an iconic property of Philadelphia’s industrial past that represents a massive footprint for future redevelopment. The former Budd Company site, in the City’s Nicetown-Tioga section, was once a rail, automotive and aeronautics manufacturing facility employing thousands before it closed in the early 2000s. The property was sold to New York-based private equity/development firm Plymouth Group for a sum of $6,500,000.

“A massive site that has sat vacant for over a decade now has potential for transformation and should now provide opportunity and employment for the neighborhood and area as a whole. Colliers was happy to lend our expertise and long familiarity with the site to bring this complex sale to the finish line” noted Rich Weitzman, a Senior Vice President with Colliers International who facilitated the transaction. 

The transaction was comprised of 6 buildings totaling 1,871,911 square feet on 25.29 acres. Future plans for the site likely include commercial and industrial repurposing as well as potential institutional, educational and residential components but no official plans have been set. 

For more information this transaction, contact:
Rich Weitzman, Senior Vice President
610 359 5869 |


About Colliers International
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