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Masters in Real Estate Students Tour Specialty Care Pavilion

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Jefferson Health’s new Specialty Care Pavilion

Jefferson Health’s new Specialty Care Pavilion is a vital part of the more than $1 billion development of Philadelphia’s revitalized East Market Street corridor. At 19 stories high, it is not simply a significant addition to the skyline—it stands poised to transform healthcare for the citizens of Philadelphia, as well as the city itself. 

During an intensive, two-day educational residency event held on April 21, students in Jefferson’s Master of Science in Real Estate program were treated to a presentation and tour of this groundbreaking project. Spearheaded by program director Troy Hannigan, the event welcomed students hailing from throughout the country who journeyed to Philadelphia for this unique, in-person educational opportunity focused on building knowledge in different aspects of real estate.

“The presentation enabled students to see firsthand the project that Jefferson is advancing and learn more about how it will shift the campus dynamic,” said Tony Bracali, senior director of Planning, Design and Construction.

Speakers introduced the origins of the project, walking students through the early development, site acquisition, construction, financing, and planning to illustrate all the steps involved in its conception, progression, and eventual completion. 

The day concluded with a tour of the construction, complete with hard hats, offering an exciting window into the building’s progress and mission to raise the bar, reshape and revitalize healthcare in local communities. Program student Alberta Tracy Benn, director of Housing Programs and Compliance at the Community Investment Group, was an enthusiastic participant. 

Benn, who, prior to her current position had a long career in banking and a woman-owned general contracting business, was impressed and inspired by many aspects of the building, including how it will benefit the entire community. She says, “Seeing the building gave me a level of comfort knowing I can get the services I need as I age into retirement. I was impressed with the design, where rooms look like you could be home. I am looking forward to how outpatient care will be a human interaction, not so systematic.” She reports that following the tour, she immediately scheduled appointments with Jefferson physicians.