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Kean Corp. Bio.

Kean Real Estate has neatly tracked the interests of Leroy Kean since 1958. Mr. Kean has moved from home sales into managing apartment communities, office buildings and mixed use properties. We handle assets of different sizes with a home brewed touch. We presently manage hundreds of units inside Philadelphia proper, as well as outlying communities. Beginning in 1996, the company took on a generational cast with the addition of Kirby Kean into the mix. The company still focuses on residential rentals, but also with an overlay of commercial/retail/restaurants in mixed use buildings. We strive to provide value and quality with a home-like touch. In Center City Philadelphia we have many one-of-a-kind apartments in former single family homes. They run the gamut from affordable to luxury units.

Leroy Kean Bio.

Leroy Kean started out apprenticing to trades on jobs in the late 1940s. Following his graduation from Temple University, Mr. Kean began working for himself in the late 50s. Mr. Kean has experience supervising home building, closing transactions large and small, brokering the same in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. An Icon of the Real Estate Business in Philadelphia, Mr. Kean helped rescue many an historic building from the wrecking ball in the 70s, 80s & 90s. Mr. Kean then went about helping to stabilizing these properties and turning them into assets in every sense of the word, eliminating blight and breathing life into heretofore broken down buildings. Mr. Kean is mostly retired now, but still comes into the office in an effort as he puts it, ‘to drive them nuts’.

Kirby Kean Bio.

Kirby Kean grew up in a family Real Estate development business, spending his free time as a child accompanying his father, an owner-investor/developer as he visited his tenants as far back as 1972, soaking in the culture of entrepreneurial investment. Beginning in 1996, his full time job has been managing his father’s portfolio of 250+ scattered site apartments and dozens of retail spaces in Center City Philadelphia. He earned a Real Estate Salesman’s license in 1997, his Associate Broker’s license in 2003, and a MA degree in Communications from Temple University in 2006. Kirby has progressed from leasing agent to operations manager, to overseeing all of the day to day affairs of the company.