Agent Stories: Adam Margent
When Solo Realtor Adam Margent left his hometown of South Orange, New Jersey to attend college at Philadelphia’s Temple University he fell in love with everything about this city and never looked back. He has lived in Philly for around twelve years now, first around Temple’s North Philly campus and now in Fishtown.
A few weeks back on a brisk but tolerable day we met Adam at one of his favorite Fishtown spots – Penn Treaty Park. While we ambled around the park’s open fields towards the Delaware River waterfront, he discussed how his diverse interests led him into real estate.
His degree is in marketing, but he also has a keen interest in history, urban planning, and architecture.
“Philly is at such an exciting time in development and real estate” Adam remarks as we settle on a bench along the park’s winding walkway. As he discusses his experiences managing properties, running Airbnb’s, and selling real estate it becomes clear that Adam really has an ear to the ground on the goings ons in this rapidly evolving city.
In many ways Penn Treaty Park epitomizes the city’s transformation. People of all ages dot the fields – older folk congregate around the many benches and tables, millennials throw a frisbees for their dogs, and children dominate the playground. This is all in the shadow of the looming former Peco power plant, a grandiose, albeit fairly decrepit, building, and a remnant of the industrial past of this waterfront city.
A true interest in the history and fabric of Philadelphia is something the team at Solo Real Estate strives to emphasize. That is part of the reason Adam was drawn to Solo, in addition to the opportunity to learn from someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Deborah Solo.
“Every neighborhood in Philly is so unique”, and Fishtown stood out to Adam because “it’s such a mixed bag of people, places, and things.” The proximity to Penn Treaty park – one of the most underrated spots in the city we both agree – as a peaceful oasis next to the water, while still being a mere ten minutes from Center City are some real perks of the neighborhood.
As Adam grows as a realtor with Solo he’s looking forward to branching out to some up and coming areas such as Port Richmond and Mantua as well. Check out Adam’s realtor page for info on contacting him, and if you’re thirsting for some more Fishtown reading take a look at our Neighborhood Histories blog post on the neighborhood.