About Us.


We Are Developers. Lenders. Architects. Investors. Lawyers. Economists. Engineers. City Planners. And What Do We Have In Common? Promoting development in the Philadelphia region and investing in the economy for generations to come.

The Development Workshop is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade organization committed to helping the Philadelphia region realize its full potential by advocating for robust development and vibrant communities.

The Development Workshop and its 40 plus members include some of the Philadelphia area’s most prominent developers, architects and designers, former public planning and development officials, civil engineers, lawyers, consultants, brokers, economists and lenders. These member businesses and entrepreneurs are responsible for some of the region’s most important real estate projects and represent billions of dollars of economic development in the region.

Founded by Michael Sklaroff, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former Deputy Executive Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, the Development Workshop is led by Executive Director David Feldman, formerly President of the sustainable development company Right Sized Homes LLC.


Members meet each month to discuss planning, zoning and development issues and address challenges facing Philadelphia and the region. View the topics and speakers from previous membership meetings below: