Our Team

Margaux Pelegrin
Mary Genovese Colvin
Stephen Ferguson
Nick Keenan
Kay Pellegrini
Beth Lytwynec
Eliza Michiels
Phyllis Greenberg
Nancy Serpentine
Sabrina Cwenar
Megan Dever
Jeffrey Keller
Fred Manfred
Alison Ermilio-Decky
Alison Goldblum
Emily Light
Scott Hickman

Margaux Pelegrin

Team Principal contact Margaux

Margaux has been a dedicated real estate agent since 2005. She works alongside her Mother and partner, Mary Genovese Colvin. She was born and raised in the Rittenhouse Square section of Center City so she knows the value of city living and is an area expert. Professional and friendly, Margaux’s approach helps clients feel comfortable about a potentially stressful process. She loves the moment when she gets to experience her satisfied clients’ delight in their transactions. Her diligence and knowledge will help you to make the right decision and show you why Philadelphia real estate is the best investment.


Margaux made our home buying experience as smooth as possible! Upon initially meeting Margaux she immediately understood exactly what we were looking for in a home. She showed us the home we ended up purchasing just 48 hours after our first meeting. As first time homebuyers, Margaux did an exceptional job of explaining the process to us. Having Margaux by our side took much of the stress out of this process. The insight and expertise provided by Margaux and the Compass team led us to find our perfect home. Margaux's responsiveness and attention to detail truly set her apart and made our home buying process and enjoyable one.

AJ Dillione & Molly Crowe

Margaux is a total pro - impeccable judgment on pricing, staging, positioning in the market. Her expertise and perspective were invaluable at each step of the process, all the way through negotiation and acceptance of an offer.

Carrie Simons

Margaux went above and beyond as our realtor in the buying process. She was unwaveringly patient, helpful, responsive, and honest in guiding us through a 1+ year long search. An attentive and intuitive collaborator, Margaux was able to listen carefully to us as we sorted through our priorities and reactions to seeing various properties and expertly help us refine what we were looking for. We always felt comfortable in her extremely capable hands; besides knowing the Philadelphia market inside and out, she deftly displays the wide range of skills necessary to be a top-quality agent, from the veteran knowledge of the industry to the keen emotional intelligence needed to guide her clients through major life decisions. We are so appreciative of Margaux's help through every step and would recommend her to others without question.

Katherine Crowe

Margaux was delightful to work with and extremely competent. She knows the market inside and out and was very creative with marketing and selling our home during a challenging time in the market. Unlike some prior experiences, I always looked forward to speaking with Margaux and I feel as though I made a friend in the process. Highly recommend!

Clement Pappas

Mary Genovese Colvin

Founding Broker & Team Principal contact Mary

Mary Genovese Colvin, founding partner of On The Square Real Estate, began her career in Residential Real Estate fourty two years ago involved in over 1 Billion in sales just over her career. Mary and her daughter, Margaux, are a founding team at Philadelphia. 

Selling “River to River” in Center City Philadelphia, Mary understands the complexities of urban living and the luxury real estate market. She leverages her personal connections, decades of experience, cutting-edge technologies, and intensive market knowledge in pursuit of unparalleled client-focused service. Because Mary has the highest standards, she take great pride in meeting yours. 

Mary approaches each transaction with the utmost care and is committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and changes. “In today’s market, keeping up is not just important but crucial,” says founding partner Mary Genovese Colvin. “From luxury sales to rentals we do it all with unwavering dedication to each and every transaction.” 

“My clients hire me to do my best and nothing is more important than customer service.” Real Estate Transactions are among the biggest investments people make in a lifetime. “I feel there is no time for amateurs and certainly no time to cut corners. I know just how important my role is to buyers/sellers.”

Mary believes in “giving is better than receiving” and because of this she has been board with many charities involved in the arts over the years. She is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia. 

Mary lives in Rittenhouse Square. 


After dealing with another agent for years, I decided to switch to Mary on the Square, the best decision I could have made. When the condo went up there were two excellent offers and we closed on the second one immediately. Mary took care of everything from staging, to showings, to the legal part of the sale. She is bright, experienced and warm and I could not be happier especially in this price range.  

Jay Shinfeld, MD

Mary was outstanding during the entire process. She knows and understands the local real estate market and is well networked. She was also very knowledgeable of and proficient in navigating the paperwork associated with the transaction. Finally, she was very prompt and responsive to all requests. We would highly recommend her services to others seeking real estate in the Rittenhouse neighborhood.

Mark & Kathi Wennell

Our experience with Mary and Margaux was excellent from the first phone call right through the settlement meeting. We were looking for an agent that was professional and savvy, and one that we could trust. We wanted an agent that would provide an honest, fact-based, and realistic recommendation on pricing our home - not an artificially high price to entice us that would do more harm than good to the marketability of our home, but a price that would maximize our return. On-line reviews led us to Mary and Margaux and we're glad we found them. They make a powerful team - knowing how to combine their unique skills in an efficient and complementary way. They are honest and professional - they earned our trust quickly. They are experienced - which means they are confident and composed at the critical times in the selling process. They were open to listening to our ideas on the key selling points of our property and to our desired level of communication. They have a very strong team, with a special call-out to Scott. After seeing Scott conduct an open house for us, it was clear he is also a top-notch agent. Overall, a very solid experience leading to a successful result. We would highly recommend you consider the selling team of Mary and Margaux

Mark Rutledge

I have used Mary G. for all of my real estate transactions over the past 25 years. She has always guided me with great integrity, creativity and effectiveness.

Howard J. Sacks, CFP® – Senior Vice President – Investments

Stephen Ferguson

Licensed REALTOR® contact Stephen

Stephen Ferguson, former leader of the “The Sells Philly” team for Compass RE, has 21+ years of experience representing buyers and sellers in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.  He now proudly joins the On The Square team at Compass RE – the #1 large team in Philadelphia

Stephen has been consistently recognized for his sales volume and is among the top tier of REALTORS throughout the country for over two decades. Stephen’s extensive knowledge of Philadelphia’s residential real estate market is exceptional. 

Stephen’s clients value his integrity, vivacious energy, and insider knowledge. Stephen prides himself on giving all of his client’s white-glove service, up-to-date feedback on market trends, comparable property values, and what to expect in today’s market.

Stephen enjoys living in the heart of Philadelphia’s action and experiencing the perks that each diverse neighborhood offers. Stephen’s extensive background in the real estate industry, Stephen understands the value of exceptional customer service and relationship management with his clients, neighbors, friends, peers & colleagues.

Based in Rittenhouse Square, Stephen provides extraordinary service and expert insight into Philadelphia’s dynamic neighborhoods. When he’s not showing off the Philly lifestyle, you can find him at Nomans on Martha’s Vineyard or at the beach – his other two loves. 






Nick Keenan

Licensed REALTOR® contact Nick

Nick is a lifelong Greater Philadelphia resident and comes to the On The Square Team with a strong background in construction, portfolio, and property management. Having moved from the burbs to the city in 2014 while obtaining his risk-management degree from Temple University, there’s no one better to help you navigate the Philly area real estate market. 

Nick truly understands what it takes to make people feel comfortable, informed, and confident throughout the entire home buying and selling process. Real estate is what he does, and relationships are why he does it. When he’s not running around the city and helping his clients make their next move, Nick can be found hanging with family and friends around the City on LBI or in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2022, Nick was acknowledged by Philly Mag as one of Philadelphia’s Top Real Estate Producers! Check out the article here: Philly Mag

Kay Pellegrini

Licensed REALTOR® contact Kay

Kay’s enthusiasm combined with an unparalleled knowledge of Philadelphia are a boon to buyers and sellers. With prior experience working for a local luxury real estate developer and for the City of Philadelphia’s marketing agency Kay is an excellent resource for residential home buyers and sellers. Her intimate knowledge of the local market, her professionalism and her attention to detail help her clients feel comfortable and well-informed throughout their transaction

With an extensive understanding of each neighborhood in Center City, Kay enjoys assisting clients in selecting the perfect home for their lifestyle. Whether she’s guiding out-of-towners to their perfect enclave or collaborating with sellers to make their property stand out in a crowd, clients rave about her resourcefulness, responsiveness and determination. Kay understands that real estate is a deeply personal process, so she’s devoted to giving every client her undivided attention and care.


I cannot say enough amazing things about Kay! As first-time homebuyers, Kay took the time to walk me and my partner through each step of the process in an organized and digestible way. She was always happy to answer our many many questions and never made us feel like a burden. Kay took the time to truly listen to what we were looking for and did a fantastic job tailoring our options to find exactly what we wanted. Viewing homes with Kay was such a FUN experience. She has a great eye and really helped us to envision how we could make each house our own. Kay has such vast knowledge in all things homes, from buying/selling to renovating, and was quick to provide us with recommendations outside of her role as our realtor. We could not have found our perfect home without Kay and cannot recommend her enough! She will treat you like family!

Carly Ahlstrom

Kay is an outstanding agent. From the very start of the process, she made everything easy. She offered excellent advice, answered every question we had (even at odd times of the day) and helped us make informed decisions. It was clear that she had only our best interest in mind and was patient with us. On top of it all, she's a very nice and fun person who manages to make a the very stressful process enjoyable. We highly recommend Kay.

Bryan & Jess

We recently sold our Passyunk Square property and couldn't be happier. Kay Pellegrini (McGrath) knows the Philadelphia housing market very well and provided the needed guidance on how to best market the property and establish our accurate price point for a quick sale. When we say quick, offers were in within 24 hours of list, we had multiple offers, and we were sold within 48 hours! She was patient, responsive and detailed oriented. Kay secured all the resources such as photo shoot and web presence, while recommending staging and contractor help to have the property ready to list within our timelines. Kay was there every step of the way taking the lead and guiding us through the process. If you're looking for a real estate professional in Philadelphia - Kay Pellegrini (McGrath) is our recommended choice!

Eileen & Frank Perpiglia

Kay helped me buy my first property, and she was professional and always a pleasure to work with. She walked me through the entire home-buying process and was always available to answer any questions I had. She was with me every step of the way - sending new properties, setting up tours, attending all meetings in person. I highly recommend Kay!

Connie Chen

Beth Lytwynec

Licensed REALTOR® contact Beth

A resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 18 years, Scott has an in depth knowledge and appreciation of the quality of Center City living in Philadelphia. As a residential interior designer for more than two decades, most of them as a principal of his own design firm, Scott has honed his expertise in helping people find and create their place in the world, and making each client’s home exceptionally beautiful and comfortable. In real estate, Scott marries all this experience with a warm and engaging personality, and offers consistent dedication and diligence in handling the challenges of buying and selling for each of his clients.

Scott has a degree in environmental design from the University of California at Davis and, with his partner, travels extensively in Europe and elsewhere in the world to enhance his knowledge of different quality lifestyles. He brings this knowledge to all he does — including his efforts in making the best of each home being bought or sold for his clients in the world of Philadelphia real estate.


Beth was outstanding in assisting us in finding the right home that we purchased. As she says it is a process and she worked with us throughout the process. We probably were a bit scatterbrained but she never got frustrated with us and our changing criteria and instead flowed with our changes to focus us. highly recommend Beth. A true professional who was responsive all hours of the day

Randie Berman

As first-time home buyers, we were quite daunted with the process and had no idea where to start. Beth helped us with everything from finances, a house versus a condo, and even helped us explore neighborhoods in Philly. At one point in our search, I started to get discouraged that maybe our money wouldn't get us what we wanted. We were at one house that needed a bit of work and was already priced a bit above our comfort zone, but we figured maybe this is just what we'd have to settle for. Beth sat with us for hours and explained to us that this house would be settling. She could tell we were emotionally spent and needed a little break. Beth could have easily just suggested we put an offer in so she could walk away with a nice commission, but instead her interests were in our happiness. After a couple of weeks, Beth sent us a new listing that was just about to hit the market. She got us in to see the place right away and we loved it! We made an offer and the sellers accepted the next day! This whole process has been amazingly positive thanks to Beth's expertise, patience, organization, and responsiveness. Her can-do attitude and her ultimate goal to make sure we found the right home makes Beth really special! We seriously cannot recommend Beth enough. Thanks to her, we have a beautiful new home that is absolutely perfect! Nothing is more heartwarming than knowing that we will be make memories in our new home and that Beth made it all a reality!

Christine Weisshaar & Graham Wabiszewski

I highly recommend Beth. She was incredibly supportive, responsive, flexible and professional. She offered sound advice and was there for us whenever we needed her. Our real estate transaction with Beth and Compass was effective, easy and friendly.

Bob Sutterley

Eliza Michiels

REALTOR® contact Eliza

Honesty, integrity and learning are three core values that guide Eliza’s business and life practices. As a licensed REALTOR® in the state of PA, she uses education and information to empower her clients to understand their options and feel confident in their decisions throughout the process.

Community and relationships are also very important to Eliza. Her referral-based business means that client satisfaction and strong relationships are more important than any individual sales transaction. Over 10 years of sales experience has honed her listening and negotiation skills to help her clients clarify their desires and achieve their goals while maximizing value.

Eliza grew up in NY State, lived in Portland, Oregon and decided to move to Philly to live closer to family. What better way to get closer with family than go into business together? Eliza is grateful to have learned real estate from the best agent in town – her brother, Skye Michiels. Real Estate With Heart is more than a team name, it’s the operating principle of her business.

Phyllis Greenberg

Associate Broker contact Phyllis

As a long-time Center City resident with over 25 years of experience as an area broker, Phyllis has unprecedented market knowledge and a wealth of expertise. Her personal attention to detail coupled with a renowned background in the industry helps her consistently facilitate smooth real estate transitions for buyers and sellers. Phyllis specializes in relocating professionals to the Philadelphia area, helping owners find their next dream home, coaching first-time buyers through the purchase process, and uncovering the next great deal for investors. She is a member of Philadelphia’s and Pennsylvania’s Board of Realtors, and a former member of the Center City Zoning Board. She is an accredited luxury home specialist and the proud recipient of the Real Estate Agent 5 Star award by Philadelphia Magazine. Her market insight spans from the Center City market all the way down to the Jersey Shore, making her a true guru for all of your real estate needs.


Phyllis was thorough and very knowledgeable!

Elliot Norton

Working with Phyllis Greenberg was an excellent experience. She took care of all that was needed and alerted us to questions we had not asked. Despite the pandemic, her service was impeccable. I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.

Marilyn Luber

Phyllis is a wealth of knowledge, incredibly responsive, and flexible to her clients’ needs. We were new to the home buying process, and Phyllis was incredibly patient with all our questions, concerns, and decision-making. She was an advocate for us every step of the way, and just a pleasure to work with. We recommend her highly.

Katlyn Laverty-Wilson

Working with Phyllis removed all the stress from the project of selling the house. She answered every question (sometimes twice), responded to every concern with knowledge and experience.

Caroline Heiberger

Nancy Serpentine

Licensed REALTOR® contact Nancy

Nancy Novelli Serpentine is a dual-licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, specializing in the Philadelphia and Jersey shore markets. Raised in Philadelphia, Nancy is well versed with the history of the city and all its incredible growth and expansion.

Nancy Spent 10 years in corporate America where she gained invaluable communication and negotiation skills which make her a leader in the real estate industry. Prior to that, she studied Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College and became real estate savvy by learning from her mother, Linda Novelli, and extended family members who have all built extraordinary real estate careers all over the country. Nancy is recognized by her clients for her energy, hard work, and personal touch to every transaction.


We cannot express enough appreciation and utmost respect for our realtor Nancy. From Day 1 to the settlement, she was a true professional and provided genuine care in any capacity needed. She is extremely reliable, efficient, and treated us with such compassion during this large transition in our lives. We could not recommend her more! Her colleague Sara was also lovely to work with.

Gary & Robin Greenbaum

Nancy is the most impressive real estate agent I've ever worked with. She was extremely thoughtful and strategic in the best way to position the house for sale, while balancing my goals with what she thought the market would deliver. She had a great network of service providers ready to work with us and prepare the house for listing. Once we were under contract, she was instrumental to ensuring the deal closed. We had some unforseen complexities come up in the appraisal/closing process and there's no way we would have gotten this done without Nancy's strong negotiating skills, network of service providers, excellent communication and around the clock work ethic. Thank you Nancy!

Emily Nomeir

Nancy was always available for questions and guided us through the whole home buying experience and even afterward. Would highly recommend this professional.

David Lee Scher

Nancy is super helpful for our recent property purchase. She was able to get us last minute showings in the competitive housing market, patiently walked us through all unclear documents, helped us go through sellers/HOA files to pre-scan for any potential pitfalls, helped us find the resources we need along the way. Really fortunate to have her as our agent and will strongly recommend to people who need help.

Feng Qiu

Sabrina Cwenar

Licensed REALTOR® contact Sabrina

Sabrina Cwenar comes to the On The Square Team with a strong background in leasing and a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in Public Relations. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sabrina knows the city and its neighborhoods like the back of her hand. Her passion for communication and relationships, combined with her lifetime of experience living in the city makes her a great asset to the team. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her golden doodle Archer and heading out to her favorite local spot in Northern Liberties, Jerry’s Bar.

Megan Dever

Licensed REALTOR® contact Megan

Born and Raised in South Philadelphia Megan loves helping clients explore Philadelphia’s diverse enclaves. She has a real knack for getting to know her clients and pairing their unique lifestyle to a perfect neighborhood. She’s known as both a shrewd negotiator and a skilled communicator, but above all, she believes in informing and educating her clients through every step of the process so that they always feel supported and championed.

Prior to real estate, Megan had a successful career in the fashion industry, and she traveled the world honing her impeccable eye for quality and beauty – and a slight shoe addiction. You can find Megan and her family exploring all the City of Brotherly Love has to offer, from restaurants and cultural venues to local events to fantastic shopping she is always looking for what’s new around town.


I had a wonderful experience. Megan was knowledgeable and always available She guided me thru the whole transaction and would be willing to use her again for sure

Richard Dulisse

I worked with Megan in purchasing a second property. She was recommended to me by a friend who had worked with her in purchasing his home. I connected with Megan right away. We met in person to discuss my needs and what the process would look like. That lead to us getting started...Megan provided home suggestions based on my criteria and took me to see check out properties. I always had many questions about the properties I was interested in and she always did research for me and answered my questions. I put an offer on a house and the process didn't go well due to the intransigence of the seller, but at every step of that crazy road, Megan was working with me on negotiations and then as a result of a non-workable impasse, the termination of the agreement. All along she guided me and was my champion in dealing with the seller and his agent. We moved onto more searches and after seeing many other homes, she helped in finally getting me situated in one. This was also an extensive and what at least to me felt like hardcore negotiations, but Megan was sharp and focused and was able to get me (most) of what I needed. As a Philadelphia native, Megan has great command of the city and its neighborhood and is well connected. I have already recommended her to friends and will feel confident in doing so again in the future.  

Carolina Pino

As a first time homebuyer, I needed a lot of guidance and Megan was patient, very knowledgeable and helped me through the process . She was quick to respond to all of my emails and calls, and the whole process seemed a lot easier than I thought it would be .

Moria Tierney

Megan Dever is an outstanding realtor. She will work diligently to get your property sold. She is dedicated, a professional in every way. My home was listed and sold in less than 5 days.

Maryann Belletieri

Jeffrey Keller

Licensed REALTOR® contact Jeffrey

With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, I take pride in assisting both buyers and sellers throughout the thrilling yet sometimes challenging process of property transactions. My approach is centered on attentive listening, ensuring I fully comprehend my clients’ desires and objectives. Satisfied clients have praised my ability to truly listen and maintain consistent communication, ensuring every aspect of the process is meticulously managed.

As someone with a keen eye for design and detail, I can envision the potential of a property and how it aligns perfectly with a buyer’s preferences. Whether it involves presenting a listing in its best light to appeal to a wider audience or helping buyers envision their dream home, I thoroughly enjoy the creative aspects of my work.

While professionalism is paramount, I firmly believe in fostering a positive and enjoyable atmosphere when working with my clients. Laughter and camaraderie contribute to a bonded experience, making the journey even more rewarding.

If you’re eager to explore the vibrant neighborhoods in Philadelphia, particularly those around Center City, I am enthusiastic about guiding you through this journey. Let me be your trusted partner as we embark on this exciting adventure together.


Jeffrey was a fantastic agent to work with! We met him at an open house, where he spent the time connecting with us (for like 30min!) to understand what we really wanted out of a house. He then consistently followed up, showing us homes that were either just listed or just about to be listed. This ultimately led to our current home, which he got us into prior to anyone else seeing it. We loved it, and he helped us move quickly to lock it in with the sellers. He and the team made it incredibly seamless, and he was ready to go at the speed we wanted to move at.

Troy Mullane

During the second pandemic winter, thinking in a generalized way about moving, I wandered into an open house at an apartment in Rittenhouse Square. Within one half-hour of conversation with Jeffrey Keller of Compass RE, I knew I had found a realtor who possessed the most valuable quality in the business, the ability to listen with attention. Jeffrey knows every corner of Center City real estate. He never pushes, but allows the client to discover what s/he wants in the way of location, space, and timing. Within three months of that meeting at an open house, I had found a great apartment and sold my 150-year-old rowhouse, under Jeffrey’s aegis. He’s the best.

Virginia Nalencz

Fred Manfred

Licensed REALTOR® contact Fred

Named a Five Star Real Estate Agent by Philadelphia Magazine Fred has been selling residential real estate in Center City for 15 years following a long and distinguished career in international sales and marketing for high-tech firms. Fred admits that he finds guiding people through the buying or selling process much more rewarding. To Fred, real estate has never felt like a job. It is his lifestyle – he never gets tired of helping people find their place in the world.

Beyond his success as an agent, Fred is also a Master Gardener. He is dedicated to spreading awareness about gardening, its many challenges along with its rewards including beauty, environmental consciousness and the importance of nature’s balance. Fred holds positions on the Bambridge Green Project Board and Washington Square Park Committee where he volunteers his time and services to the maintaining city parks and conducts annual fundraising events. He chaired the Washington Square Affair, raising over $80,000 for the maintenance, beautification and restoration of the park.


When my wife, Deborah, and I decided to relocate to Philadelphia we used the open house convention to interview potential buyer agents. When we met Fred Manfred we liked his straight forward communication, market knowledge and enthusiasm for Center City real estate. Fred proved to be everything we anticipated and more. He took the time to thoroughly explain the processes (and costs) of purchasing real estate in Philadelphia. He used spreadsheets to organize market data in a way easy for Deborah and I to quickly become acquainted with local market values. And finally, Fred proved to be an effective negotiator, our appraisal returned almost 5% higher than our purchase price. Since moving into our new home we have referred other friends and colleagues to Fred and who have expressed similar levels of satisfaction. It is with great pleasure that we offer this endorsement of Fred Manfred.

Benito Cachinero

I wanted to finally put into writing what Tom and I have been feeling over the past year or so. Thank you so very much for helping us find our beautiful home in Society Hill. You are truly a gem. Thank you for keeping our best interests at heart and going above and beyond in representing them. We always felt as though we were your only clients. You were incredibly professional and communicative; always accessible by phone or email and were always willing to show us another property, or six. Your orchestration of the process and network of professionals in home inspection, repair, escrow, mortgage, etc. made the entire thing seamless. We honestly don’t think we could have done it without you! Fred, you are a person of excellent character and great integrity; I consider you a dear friend.

Betsy Messina and Thomas Macphee

Fred represented us on both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. We initially met Fred at an open house, and he followed up with us when he learned of a property that he thought would meet our needs. We looked at houses with Fred for more than one year. Fred encouraged us, gently but persistently, to see a house that we thought was not within all of our specifications. When we finally went to see it, it was clear that it was the perfect house for us. The purchase of the house was complicated, involving an estate, multiple heirs, and law firms. Fred was very effective in representing our interests to the sellers' agent and counsel, and kept the process moving even while we were traveling. He was also helpful in negotiating inspection contingencies and time frames. Further, in selling our prior house, Fred worked hard to market the property, hold open houses, and follow up with potential buyers. He also was flexible in attending closing on our behalf, even when closing was delayed multiple times. Fred has a deep knowledge of Philadelphia real estate, and we would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell here.

Jenna McNeill

Fred has always, in all of my dealings, been extremely professional, efficient, considerate, and helpful. I thank you for all of that, and for being so sensitive to our circumstances.  

Gail Solomon

Alison Ermilio-Decky

Licensed REALTOR® contact Alison

Alison Ermilio Decky lives and breathes real estate and city living, having 20+ years of experience in both. She started in the industry working part-time for a title company while still in college completing her bachelor’s degree. After graduation, she moved to the city and transitioned to a full-time closing position. This conveyancing experience was (and remains) a helpful resource for Ali when she decided to explore the sales side of real estate, obtaining her license in 2006, and has been working as a full-time a residential agent since.

Ali understands how big of a deal and overwhelming buying and selling can be, whether it’s your primary residence or investment property, your first or tenth time around. She is passionate about providing individualized attention and thoughtful service to each and every client and nurturing their particular goals. When you’re with Ali, you’re with family. In her downtime, you can find Ali at one of Philly’s many BYOB’s or playground-hopping with her husband and young son.

Alison Goldblum

Licensed REALTOR® contact Alison

Ali joins our team with 17 years of experience selling real estate in the City of Brotherly Love and more than a decade’s worth of experience designing and renovating properties herself. As a native to Center City, Ali’s depth and breadth of knowledge is unparalleled. Ali’s experience and success as both a Builder and a Realtor make her a strong asset to any Buyer or Seller. She knows exactly what it takes to sell a home at the apex of the market, and the proof is in her sales, where her listings consistently sell for the highest prices with the lowest days on the market. She demonstrates a unique ability to spot a diamond in the rough and takes the time to inform and educate her clients about the best ways to improve upon their investment while avoiding common pitfalls of home improvement. Ali loves a design challenge and she acts as a personal design consultant and investment strategist to all of her clients.

Emily Light

Licensed REALTOR® contact Emily

Emily is a Philly native, born and raised in Center City and Chestnut Hill. An adventurous and exploratory life took her to Australia, New York, Aspen, and Los Angeles before settling down in South Philadelphia with her husband and their two children. Through her extensive network of friends and family Emily has a special connection to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Emily has a passion for supporting and guiding her clients through the home buying and selling process. Her warm and supportive disposition paired with her proactive, service oriented approach lets her clients know they’re in good hands. Whether a buyer, a seller, or an investor, Emily understands that each client has their own unique set of needs and goals. She is ceaseless in her effort to find them their perfect match. She has successfully represented clients in both the city and the suburbs.

Emily earned a bachelors degree in film studies from Emory University and a masters degree in elementary education from Pepperdine University. Outside of real estate, she has worked in the early childhood program at a local independent school. In her free time Emily enjoys spending time with her family and taking advantage of all the city has to offer. You’ll often find them together volunteering to walk rescue dogs on the weekend.


Emily was fantastic. She was incredibly supportive of us through the entire process. When things got difficult, she maintained calm and was so patient with us. Emily was always reachable and incredibly organized with all of the deadlines. We would 100% work with her in the future!

Eric Devon

Emily made my first homebuying experience truly seamless. I was buying a house out of state and was a little nervous about it being difficult, but Emily was truly my eyes and ears on the ground and directed me towards the neighborhood that I settled on, which was a perfect fit. Whenever I needed a status update or to make sure anything was moving forward in the transaction process, Emily made it happen almost immediately. As a first time homebuyer, I appreciated her patience in guiding me through my many questions. She's extremely knowledgable of Philadelphia as a local and made me fall in love with the city. Not only is Emily an incredible agent that made this an easier process than I could have imagined, she is a wonderful person who I will not hesitate to trust with my future homes. She went above and beyond and I highly recommend her as an agent. 

Kelsi Trinidad

Emily was patient with us as we got educated on the complicated home buying process. She helped us better understand our needs, and was responsive to what we were looking for.

RJ Rushmore

Made a competitive offer and helped us win our dream home with a lot of competition from other bidders.

Tom Scott

Scott Hickman

Licensed REALTOR® contact Scott

As a residential interior designer for more than two decades, most of them as a principal of his own design firm, Scott has honed his expertise in helping people find and create their place in the world. He frequently travels the globe to enhance his knowledge of contemporary design trends and varying quality lifestyles. This combined with his extensive studies in architecture, Scott can smartly evaluate the full range of homes available in the Philadelphia region, from the most traditional to the latest in contemporary design. A resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 15 years, Scott has an in depth knowledge and appreciation for the quality of Center City living. He marries his wide range of experiences with a warm and engaging personality offering consistent dedication and diligence in handling the challenges of buying and selling for each of his clients.


Scott is a great agent and we would highly recommend him to everyone! He has a great eye and shared useful insights about the houses and condos we viewed. He patiently answered questions we had about the process and helped us get answers from sellers. Most of all, he has terrific skills and knowledge for thinking through offer pricing and strategy. Overall, he is a lovely person to work with both professional and personable.

Shengyin Xu

Our experience was flawless with Scott. I was reluctant to get involved with a realtor and from the moment we met Scott were all in! He is warm, funny, knowledgeable, professional, smart and honest to name a few. He has a great eye for design and can't wait to decorate our new place together. We have cocktails and even are doing a cookie swap. We are so glad to have met him, consider him a friend and completely recommend him!!!

Roberta Rotberg

We were out-of-state buyers, so we needed a lot of support, which Scott provided seamlessly. He answered all our questions in a timely manner. Previewed houses and apartments on our behalf. He was our eyes and ears in Philadelphia.

Mark Fischer & Deborah Kahn

We worked with Scott on the purchase of our investment property last year during the pandemic. We contacted him again to buy our primary home last month as our experience with the prior purchase was absolutely excellent as a buyer. Since the first moment we met him, we knew he's the one, he's always authentic, well prepared, on time, honest and reliable. Scott is a world-class real estate agent, he helped us win the home we wanted despite competing with multiple offers. Highly recommend Scott to anyone who is looking for a true real estate agent who really cares about helping you find the right place, he's trustworthy, experienced, and very knowledgeable!

ThaoChau Yee