Location: Flourtown, PA
President and Managing Partner
MEH Investments takes undervalued properties and restores them to better fit the surrounding community. That approach benefited the Flourtown Farmers Market, whose original location had been closed down by the landlord. Brian Halligan, president and managing partner of MEH Investments, owned another property near that original location, and was able to help market vendors relocate there. “It was an old, run-down facility that I turned into a mixed-use building” for 14 food vendors and 13 apartments, says Halligan.
WORDS OF WISDOM: “We focus on community first and try to find a solution that works for everybody.”
The project was beneficial for everyone involved, he adds: “It was a win for me as a developer and for the community. … [The vendors] all worked their stands themselves and they didn’t know if they were going to be in business anymore. They all came together and made it work.” Saving the market helped preserve more than a dozen small businesses, along with some 50 to 60 local jobs supported by them, Halligan notes.