Civic leader, entrepreneur and urban visionary, Carl Dranoff is the president and founder of Dranoff Properties. Dranoff’s work, though based in and around Philadelphia, is nationally known and widely respected, with projects ranging from the adaptive reuse of historic buildings to ground up sky scrapers and complex mixed use projects.

Dranoff is well known in the housing industry for assembling great talent, putting out a fresh and exciting high-quality product and precision execution resulting in completion that is on time and on budget. He has kept his company nimble and has been able to successfully navigate through the ups and downs of the housing cycles, staying ahead of the trends and establishing a strong competitive advantage. His branding of the Dranoff name has made his firm easily the most recognized and sought after name for luxury housing in the Philadelphia region.

Some of Dranoff ‘s most well-known projects include Locust on the Park, The Left Bank, The Victor, Symphony House (named “#1 High Rise in the Nation” by Multifamily Executive and Developer Magazine), World Café Live, and Venice Lofts. 777 South Broad continues to push boundaries as Philadelphia’s first mixed-use, LEED Silver certified apartment building. Dranoff’s newest edition to his ever-growing portfolio, Southstar Lofts, is his 2nd mixed-use LEED certified development along the famed Avenue of the Arts.

Dranoff Properties has been featured in national, regional, trade and local press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Multifamily Executive, Builder, Apartment Finance Today, and Urban Land.

Carl earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University and his MBA at Harvard University. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Drexel University. He has previously been named Developer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and Multifamily Executive’s Editor’s Choice.