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Hightop Real Estate & Development is a full service investment real estate company focused on the acquisition, development and management of commercial and residential real estate in the Greater Philadelphia region.


The Hightop principals have more than 50 years of combined experience and success in real estate acquisition, construction, leasing and development.


As a result of our wide-breadth of expertise and abilities we are able to be nimble and aggressive in the market to acquire and develop a wide variety of asset classes.



Core Strengths

vertically integrated

Full commercial and or residential development, management, and construction capabilities with dedicated staff and proven expertise.


track record

Broad range of experience with proven abilities to successfully execute strategies.  Despite local and macro-economic challenges including an unprecedented pandemic and constricted capital markets, Hightop has achieved average year over year growth in excess of 100%



Flexible organization structured to quickly adapt and aggressively develop a vast array of assets and projects in changing environments.



Well funded sponsors and strong financial relationships with regional and national lenders.

Core Values

  • Cooperation and Collaboration

  • Relationship Driven

  • Analytical Approaches

  • Rational, Respectful and Reasonable

  • Creative Problem Solvers

At Hightop, we understand competing interests and, whenever possible, implement collaborative “win-win“ solutions.  We respect reasonable differences of opinions and, in good faith endeavor to build consensus.  Hightop has been able to solve problems and pursue fair solutions.

One such example recently was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in part, as follows: 


“What’s happening at the Good Shepherd Community Church in West Philadelphia offers an instructive twist on that narrative (when another distinctive work of architecture ends up on the garbage heap) ... Earlier this year, David Landskroner, founder of Hightop Real Estate and Development, acquired Good Shepherd as a teardown ... Preservation Alliance met with Landskroner to tout the benefits of keeping the church and converting it to apartments. The University City Historical Society joined the offensive … Voilà ! Landskroner accepted the plan. Preservationists declared victory. The local neighborhood group, Garden Court Community Association, gave the project its blessing … Compromises are never perfect, and there are many reasons to applaud this one.”   


Saffron, I. (2019 July 25)  A Win for Historic Preservation...The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Founder's Message

From its inception, Hightop’s goal has been the development of thoughtful, community engaging, high quality real estate projects.  Hightop has taken great pride in its reputation for building insightful and creative projects in Philadelphia communities.  Hightop has long-standing relationships with its real estate brokers, contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, investors, and the communities at large in which it develops projects.  Hightop’s mission is to continue these founding principles to grow and build future communities, enhancing its neighborhoods one brick at a time.

David Landskroner, Founding Principal



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We are always seeking new acquisition opportunities. Please contact us at for all acquisition inquiries.

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