K4 Philadelphia, LLC
K4 Philadelphia, LLC purchased the property in March, 2015 after a year of intensive research which included compiling market and environmental studies, appraisals, many Master Plan studies, and most importantly, obtaining financial support for the project.
K4 Philadelphia, LLC was created for the sole purpose of developing Liberty on the River into a mixed-use community to be integrated into the existing neighborhood. The company has taken great steps to understand neighborhood concerns in the property’s existing condition, and will continue to do so through development, and after the project is stabilized and integrated into the community.
K4 Associates, LLC Executives
- Jeffery B. Kozero, CEO and Managing Partner — Mr. Kozero is the Managing Partner of K4 Associates, LLC and all affiliate companies, including K4 Philadelphia, LLC, which owns Liberty on the River. A graduate of Penn State University, Mr. Kozero is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Kozero honed his design skills working for a national architectural and engineering firm. In 1988, he created his own architectural and engineering firm which grew into a national practice, and, through its acquisition of several construction companies, ultimately became a full-service design/build company. Over the years and through many partnerships, Mr. Kozero and his companies have either designed, managed, developed or built projects in many U.S. markets. Mr. Kozero is personally overseeing Liberty on the River and will be intimately involved throughout the construction of its buildings.
- Thomas J. Kelly, Principal of K4 Philadelphia, LLC – Mr. Kelly was the president of Local 19 of the Sheet Metal Workers Union for 23 years, and the General Secretary/ Treasurer of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association in Washington, DC for five years. During his tenure as president of Local 19, Mr. Kelly also served on many city boards, including the Philadelphia Zoning Board, giving him a unique insight into city and state development processes.
K4 Associates Partner Companies
Barton Partners, Architect – Barton Partners is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design firm with more than 70 professionals in the firm’s Norristown and Center City Philadelphia offices. Barton Partners offers professional design services throughout the eastern half of the United States, with a concentration in the megalopolis region of the northeast corridor. Principal Seth A. Shapiro, who serves as the director of urban design for the firm, is the primary contact for Liberty on the River.
Stephen G. Pollock, Esquire, Attorney – Mr. Pollock has more than 40 years of legal experience in a broad range of areas including commercial and real estate litigation, municipal land use and development zoning law, and code enforcement matters. He has served in public roles on a number of Pennsylvania state and Philadelphia city planning commissions and boards. Mr. Pollock is a shareholder at Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C.