Wilmington-based developer Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. is celebrating 30 years in real estate development, management, and operations. The company also introduced a new corporate logo.
Since 1993, BPG has developed and acquired hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties throughout the United States. What began as a small firm founded by two college football teammates Rob Buccini and Dave Pollin, and later joined by Chris Buccini, has grown into an integrated real estate company with more than 3,500 employees across 22 states.
The firm has formed several affiliate companies that oversee each phase of a project, from acquisition and finance, to development and construction to leasing, operations, and asset disposition.
These include PM Hotel Group (hotel operating company), Corten Real Estate Partners (private investment management), BPG | 360 (office property management and leasing), ResideBPG (residential property management and leasing), BPGS Construction (construction management), BPG | Sports (sports management), and BPG | Food & Beverage (restaurant and entertainment management).
The company’s first project may have been a flex space in Pennsylvania, but over the years, BPG has now developed, acquired, and operated major real estate asset classes across the nation including over 47 hotels, seven million square feet of office and retail space, 17 residential properties in master planned communities, and multiple entertainment venues.
These include Subaru Park, home of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team, and the Chase Fieldhouse, home of the 76ers G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. BPG has direct operational experience in multiple markets with a focus on adaptive reuse and mixed-use development, including the 28-acre Lower Hill Redevelopment in Pittsburgh, PA.
The company has developed numerous office, residential and mixe-use properties in downtown Wilmington, the city’s riverfront and its suburbs.
“When we first started out, we craved community. We wanted to be surrounded by people who cheered us on and who we could cheer on in return. When we returned to Wilmington, we did so because we believed we could make our community better,” said Chris Buccini. “Thank you to the elected officials, lenders, partners, and friends who have supported our vision and shared in our efforts to build community over the past three decades. We are just getting started.”
“30 years ago, we didn’t set out to just build buildings. We wanted to build an organization, a legacy, and a culture that we knew would attract the very best people to join us in our mission,” said Dave Pollin. “That is what I believe to be our greatest success to date.”
“We truly have the best and the brightest people in our business. Our integrity and attention to detail are second to none,”said Rob Buccini. “As an entire company, we have put so much heart and soul into, and even after 30 years, I feel blessed to come to work every day.”
“When it came time to discuss ways to highlight the 30th anniversary, we realized our current branding didn’t reflect the cutting-edge work that BPG is known for,” said Sarah Lamb, BPG Senior Vice President of design, marketing, and community outreach. “What better way to propel the company into another 30 years of growth than to introduce a new brand that showcases and aligns with our transformative capabilities.”
The new logo is an evolution of former branding with references in both color and shape but now places an emphasis on the Group to highlight the growth of the company over the last 30 years.