Jeff Carpineta

A 4th generation Philadelphian, Jeff Carpineta is a graduate from Penn State where he studied philosophy, Buddhism, photography and writing. Jeff’s overtime career is working as a Realtor at Solo Real Estate, helping hundreds of creative, ecologically and community-minded folks of all ages find and create homes and spaces across the Philadelphia area. His neighborhoods of special expertise have grown to include South Philadelphia, East Kensington, Old Kensington, Norris Square, Fishtown, Germantown, Mt. Airy, and sections of Bucks and Chester County.

Jeff has toured as an instrumentalist, co-founded a record label for experimental music, and taught darkroom photography at the Fleisher Art Memorial for many years. A wiz at rethinking rowhouse neighborhood living, and driven by the powers of reuse, repurposing and restoration, Jeff rebuilds rowhouses with friends/clients for enjoyment, and creates spaces that foster community and recharge our City.

He serves as President of the East Kensington Neighborhood Association addressing neighborhood issues, open space protection and the need for heartful urban planning. He completed the Citizen Planning Institute at the invitation of the City Planning Commission. His work in both real estate and community has been noted by leaders from City Hall to the streets of Kensington.  Jeff also partners with the NKCDC for their housing counseling program and various revitalizing projects.

His experience with Multiple Sclerosis fostered a new awareness of the connections between health, energy, the things we eat and how we share health wisdom in our communities. In 2009 he co-founded the Kensington Community Food Co-op Project to open a community owned grocery store in Kensington. A share of the proceeds from his agent work is invested directly back into community projects and local business start-ups.

Jeff lives on the Fishtown/Kensington border, where he has created a rustic complex of 19th century rowhouses for artists and urban visionaries. His new project is the creation of a community flexible space for the arts, civic engagement as well as hands-on lifetime learning. His clients are some of Philadelphia’s most energized movers and shakers.

Serving people of all walks and budgets, he considers this a most exciting time for Philadelphia. “The city is blossoming, you can make your place here whatever your calling is. I work with baristas, musicians, and bankers alike.”

Jeff knows that personal care makes the difference for a client. “Buying and selling is often a right-of-passage in someone's life, and I am lucky to accompany my clients down that road everyday."

Education:
Penn State University

Favorite Parts of Philadelphia:
East Kensington and anywhere with live music.

Awards and Affiliations:

Contact:
P: 215-564-7656
E: jeff@solorealty.com

 

Recent blog posts

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