Who we areThe Nolen Family building business was founded in the 1880's by James F. Nolen, who immigrated to Philadelphia from Ireland. The Nolen Family has since built thousands of homes for satisfied customers all across the Delaware Valley. Today, the Nolen Family of Companies continues the tradition of offering quality and value.
Our VisionNolen Properties prides itself in creating value in rental housing by building in the best locations and by recycling vintage quality buildings through integrity, hard work and exceptional attention to detail.
JAMES A. NOLEN, SR., son of James F. Nolen, turned to residential construction in North Philadelphia as the population of the city followed the subway line his father had helped to build. With partner Charles G. Erny, James A. Nolen, Sr. erected more than 2,000 homes in the 1930s.
JAMES A. NOLEN, JR. earned a degree in architecture at the University of Notre Dame, and with Herbert Swinburne, founded the architectural firm of Nolen and Swinburne. The firm earned nation-wide recognition as architects of superbly fuctional commercial buildings such as the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Building and the Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Building in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania State Office Building in Philadelphia.
JAMES A. NOLEN, III. followed his father’s path through Notre Dame and graduated with a degree in Architecture. As a registered architect, he pioneered the Nolen Famiily’s state-of-the-art design and quality construction techniques. Today, as President of Nolen Companies, Inc., Jim continues to ensure the superior reputation the Nolen name has enjoyed for five generations.
JAMES A. NOLEN, IV. is a graduate of Boston College and earned an MBA from Villanova University. Working as a commercial real estate broker for Grubb and Ellis in Washington, D.C., Jim also graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development. Jim founded Nolen Properties with the vision of returning the Nolen legacy of quality back to its Philadelphia roots, beginning with the construction of the award winning Manayunk Self Storage in 2004, followed by the total renovation of the 1911 Wood Norton Apartments in 2007, and the historic renovation of the 1895 Nugent Senior Apartments.
RICK SUDALL joined Nolen Properties in 2006 as its Director of Operations. Rick is a graduate of Drexel University with a Masters Degree in Engineering from Villanova University. He has nearly 30 years of residential construction experience, having participated in the multielopment of over 6,000 homes and 3,000 apartments as the president or principal of three local and one national homebuilding firms. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker. Today, the Nolen Family of Companies continues the tradition of offering quality and value in all of their products.
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On a rainy day last month, the mayor of Philadelphia helped cut the ribbon on Nugent Senior Apartments in Mount Airy, one of the city's latest ventures seeding real estate developments that it hopes will provide more-affordable housing.Read More →
On April 30, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by members of the community and Nolen Properties, LLC, cut the ribbon to officially open Nugent Senior Apartments, a new 57-unit affordable senior housing complex. The City contributed $2.6 million to the project, which converted the vacant, historic George Nugent Home for Baptists in Mt. Airy into senior housing, including rental units for low-income and disabled seniors.Read More →
The City of Philadelphia today cut the ribbon on an historic building in Mount Airy, once a neighborhood eyesore, that has been fully renovated to its 19th-Century glory.Read More →
Most of the lot at 335 Righters Ferry Rd. in Bala Cynwyd doesn't look like much, with its tangle of trees and weeds on hilly ground. But to Lower Merion Township officials, it is the beginning of turning the unremarkable and unwalkable area around City Avenue into a pedestrian's paradise.Read More →
The township’s Planning Committee on Monday night heard an initial presentation from Nolen Properties to construct an 11-story apartment building on the Righters Ferry site, bounded by Monument Road, Belmont Avenue, and St. Asaphs Road.Read More →
The Presser Senior Apartments at 101 West Johnson Street hosted a visit from State Representative Rosita Youngblood on Friday, March 23rd in the Community Room of the newly refurbished building.Read More →
Nolen Properties, LLC and the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development announce that Presser Senior Apartments has been awarded a 2011 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award by Preservation Pennsylvania. Nolen Properties transformed a historic vacant property on West Johnson Street in Mt. Airy into 45 affordable apartments for senior citizens.Read More →
After a five-year process of securing funds and pulling a renovation plan together, Presser has been restored. Many now want to make the Presser Senior Apartments their home, including the 200 on the waiting list for the 45 apartments their, said Jim Nolen, whose company, Nolen Properties, developed the building that was previously at risk for demolition.Read More →
Nolen Properties, LLC and the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development announce that Presser Senior Apartments on historic Johnson Street in Mt. Airy has been awarded a 2011 Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.Read More →
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller and Nolen Properties, LLC, today celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for Presser Senior Apartments in the City’s West Mount Airy neighborhood. This 45-unit affordable apartment complex will create jobs while providing much-needed senior housing.Read More →
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116 Fountain St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Call us at (215) 508-2466
Fax: (215) 508-9881