Alejandro “Alex” Franqui

Realtor, Developer

Alex is the third generation of his family at Solo Real Estate. With the help of his mother, Deborah, Alex hopes to make Solo Real Estate a pillar of the community and a resource to the citizens of Philadelphia for decades to come.

Alex grew up in the real estate business. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Northern Liberties, Alex has watched the city evolve over the years. Every meal with his parents had some mention of real estate, and so, despite being relatively young, Alex has decades of experience in and knowledge of the expanding Center City market. After high school at Friends’ Central, Alex went on to Yale University where he studied film theory and production. Every summer he would return to Solo Real Estate and help out with rentals and whatever else was needed. After graduation, he spent one season interning with NFL Films, and four years in Los Angeles working in film and television production. LA was never home, and the city of his birth drew him back in the summer of 2012.

Since returning to Philadelphia, Alex earned a Master’s in City Planning with a Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development from Penn. He was also involved with the South Kensington Community Partners Planning and Zoning Committee for many years before moving to his current home in South Philadelphia.

Agent Experience

  • Over 10 years as a licensed PA Realtor

Awards & Accolades

  • Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development, University of Pennsylvania


  • Yale University, BA in Film Studies
  • University of Pennsylvania, MA in City Planning