SSH Real Estate


SSH Real Estate’s roots date back to 1952 as the Harold B. Hess Company. Over the years SSH has evolved from a one man operation focusing on leasing storefronts and manufacturing spaces in the city’s east end to one of the largest, privately held full-service real estate companies in the region.


SSH is an active player in the revitalization of the Market East Corridor. The redevelopment of the Girard Square block as shown will be a major focus of our development team.


Represented Children’s Crisis Treatment Center headquarter’s 43,673 SF relocation to 1080 North Delaware Avenue.

Sold 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, D.C.

Represented Cozen O’Connor in a 200,000 SF relocation.

Sold The Commonwealth 1201 Chestnut Street.


Successfully redeveloped this former office building, 1201 Chestnut Street, into The Commonwealth, a 98-unit, luxury apartment building.

Sold Mulberry Atrium, 2133 Arch Street.

Awarded property management and leasing assignment for 642 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s headquarters.


Represented Publicis Touchpoint Solutions in a 55,800 SF lease at 1000 Floral Boulevard in Yardley, PA.

Created Investment Services Division with Daniel Mayock.

Represented Drucker & Scaccetti, P.C. in a 17,500 SF relocation to 1600 Market Street.

Represented NAVTEQ in a 45,000 SF lease at 1000 Cedar Hollow Road in Malvern, PA.


Created Residential Management Division, starting with Rittenhouse Plaza, 1901 Walnut Street.

Formed Space Planning and Design Services Division.

Opened Suburban Office in Radnor, PA.


Purchased Girard Square, a 4-building, 828,000 SF complex spanning an entire city block—from 11th to 12th streets, and Market to Chestnut.

Phillies win the World Series, SSH celebrates in their new office at 123 South Broad, overlooking the parade.

Purchased 123 South Broad Street 626,000 SF.


Purchased The Commonwealth, 1201 Chestnut Street.

Represented Asher & Co. in a 25,000 SF relocation to 10 Penn Center.

Sold Robert Morris Building, 100 N. 17th Street.

Sold 1429 Walnut Street.


Purchased Sheridan Building, 125 South 9th Street.

Purchased The Reporters Building 300 7th Street Washington, D.C.

Created Construction Management Division with Joseph Eisenstein.

Represented Health Partners in a 129,000 SF relocation to 901 Market Street.


Purchased 230 South Broad Street.

Purchased Chestnut Place 42 South 15th Street.

Purchased 1429 Walnut Street.

Purchased 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, D.C.


Purchased Robert Morris Building, 100 N. 17th Street.

Formed Management Division initially managing 2 million square feet. Phil Rosen named President.

Represented Margolis Edelstein in the 59,568 SF lease at The Curtis Center.


Represented Canon Business Solutions in multiple transactions in the Philadelphia Region

SSH was selected as the exclusive leasing agent for 1760 Market Street

Represented Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg, LLP in the 41,000 SF purchase of 400 Fellowship Road in Mount Laurel, NJ


Peter Soens joins Jeffrey Seligsohn and Robert Hess to create Seligsohn Soens Hess

SSH relocates its office to 1800-1880 JFK Boulevard after being awarded landlord representation assignment

1992 – 2001

Seligsohn Hess Company – In 1992, after several years as a broker with Binswanger, Jeffrey Seligsohn joined Bob. Together they recruited associates and grew the firm to be an eight-person office, focusing on commercial brokerage.

1952 – 1991

Harold B. Hess Company – Harold B. Hess began leasing storefronts and walk-up second and third floor small manufacturing spaces, mostly in the city’s east end. Hess went on to sell and lease larger one-story buildings, specializing in motor freight terminals, many of which were moving from downtown to areas in the northeast.

In 1958, Harold’s son Robert H. “Bob” Hess joined the business and led the Harold B. Hess Company as it branched out into office leasing and the sale of investment properties throughout the greater Delaware Valley and New Jersey.