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We're Bringing the Neighbor back to the Hood

In the span of about a decade, LPMG has led the charge in changing the landscape of what was once a decaying, population-declining Philadelphia. We revive Philadelphia neighborhoods through a mix of strategic investments, property management, and real estate financing.

Through in-fill residential development and the restoration of amenity-based businesses, LPMG builds community initiatives that provide jobs, local sustainable income, and a better quality of life overall for residents. By making these smart, small changes, we are proving that neighborhood retention can happen without government intervention.

What We Do

Residential Development

Building communities, one property at a time. We're focused on the before and after, transforming vacant spaces into thriving additions to the neighborhood.

Commercial Development

Establishing businesses that contribute to the culture of the neighborhood. Where businesses thrive, communities thrive, and neither can succeed without the other.

Property Management

Providing high-quality, community-based property management in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. We are invested in the management of what we work so hard to create.

“Neighborhood revitalization does not have to come at the hands of the public sector. Small business investment can have a much greater socioeconomic impact than purely the dollars invested in it.”
John Longacre Founder, President - LPMG Companies

A Strong Foundation

John J. Longacre

President

A native of Philadelphia and a Temple University graduate, John is committed to revitalizing the city we all love. John was first exposed to large scale development initiatives through an internship in the Rendell Admin. in the mid-90’s. During this time he became consumed with the idea that smart economic development initiatives are the key to not only sustaining the region, but advancing it. After losing a race for City Council, he realized that urban revitalization efforts did not have to come strictly at the hands of government, but were achievable through the private sector, with smart development and community buy in – and so, LPMG was born.

Chris Lillis

Director of Restaurant Operations

Chris comes to LPMG with over 22 years of experience in restaurant operations, and he’s not tired of it all. Chris oversees all of the LPMG restaurant properties and insures that the over-the- bar interface with the community is personal, fun and engaging. Dedicated to hospitality, Chris works closely with the people and places that give the neighborhood its identity, and he feels rewarded daily. Outside of work, Chris can be found spending time with his daughter and, hopefully, camping or sailing.

Rob Lenentine

Controller

Rob is a native born Floridian from Fort Walton Beach, Florida who migrated from the south to New York City to open a series of brand new retail stores called “FootLocker”.  Once that project was completed, he was re-assigned to Philadelphia to open stores in the SJ/Philly market.  Soon after he pursued childhood dream of being a firefighter and became a NJ State Certified Interior Attack Firefighter.  “I was known as ‘Lemon’ since it was always getting confused with Lemontine… Lemonlime… Lenentine… etc.”  Rob then began a bookkeeping and accounting business in 2005 to help his brothers start their own Land Surveying business.  Lemon continues to dance during live concerts and belt out uncontrollable laughter during fireworks since childhood until today.  None of this compares to his first job –  a Sears & Roebuck toddler model 1969 for boys fall fashion line….(what the hell happened since?) Rob also holds the title as Florida State’s 1981 Region 1-AAAA Cross Country Champion.

Candace Gallagher

Associate Project Manager / Design

Candace is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to Philadelphia after college and has been a longtime resident of Newbold. She chooses finishes fitting  the desired aesthetic for both residential and commercial projects including restaurants. She also manages and inventories reclaimed materials for future use. She occasionally gets her hands dirty and does custom stains and faux finishes on site (and secretly loves that aspect of her job the most).

Todd Womelsdorf

Project Manager / Design

Todd comes to LPMG with a true passion for architecture and design. He also enjoys growing tomatoes.

Anthony Caroto

Social Media Director

After spending most of the last 15 years in the music business either on tour or marketing for bands, labels and performance venues, it only makes sense that Anthony now handles marketing and promotion for LPMG. Tasked with getting the word out on all of LPMG’s events and endeavors, Anthony can be found knee-deep in social media goodness and graphic designs as he creates and shares the vital information people need to know.

Katie Jean

Construction Administrator

Katie is originally from upstate New York but now a South Philly resident. Her education background is in business and fine art, through which she has amassed over ten years of experience in business operations and marketing. In typical fashion, Katie, who is a hockey fanatic (sorry, Flyers, “I like to be let down even more with the Buffalo Sabres”), played as a right defenceman for five years before making the strategic move to roller derby for another five. She has an obsession for podcasts especially those of True Crime nature.

Dominique Verrecchio

Office Manager

Dominique is more than just the smiling face that greets our visitors. Answering phones, filing, faxing – you get the gist. Born and raised in South Philly,  Dom has the accent to prove it. When she’s not maintaining the daily flow of our office, Dom can be found practicing her Mummer’s strut or next karaoke selection (her go-to song is “The Real Slim Shady”).

Chad Colby

VP Property Management

Chad comes from the world of public accounting where he previously worked for Big 5 accounting firms. He negotiate leases, establishes market prices, and develops new business. As a people person, Chad concentrates his efforts on the client side of the business, meaning the property owners. He’s always making sure they receive the highest rent possible, with the least amount of headache. On top of that, you’ll find Chad handling all areas of compliance with state and city regarding code enforcement.

Lalit Bhatia

Accountant Restaurant Group

Lalit comes to us all the way from Bombay, India where he earned his degree in accounting. Though he’s worked all over the world, we’re happy that he now calls Philadelphia home. With a deep passion for upholding accounting standards, Lalit carries the 1 to flawlessly maintain LPMG’s restaurant books on a weekly basis.

Kezia Budiono

Accountant

Originally from Indonesia, Kezia came to the US to further her education. After starting out Pensacola, FL, Kezia moved to Philadelphia for a work opportunity. She recently graduated from Wilmington University with a Master of Science in Accounting.

Huy Nguyen

Field General

Huy Nguyen serves as LPMG’s Field General.  Huy’s uncompromising dedication and enthusiasm is felt throughout the entire company on a daily basis.  Huy is responsible  for  keeping  all  sub-contractors on time, on date, and in line with LPMG standards.  As a modern day MacGyver, Huy’ s professional certifications as a  plumber, electrician, and network engineer bring an expansive cross-section of knowledge and experience to his job.

Hollywood

Brand Advocate

45–year-old Hollywood, as he is affectionately known, was born and raised in the Newbold neighborhood of South Philadelphia. He has never left south Philadelphia, nor does he intend to. Hollywood lets off steam at the local TAPROOM where he rocks the Mummer’s strut all year round. Hollywood achieves happiness and his boyish physique by consuming a steady diet of cheese steaks with a side salad. He dons a bushy mustache, not because it’s ironically funny and hip, but rather because he’s true-blue-collar South Philly cool.