J.Roller Development, LLC
Jacob Roller was born and raised in Philadelphia and has over 13 years experience in all fields of real estate. His areas of expertise include commercial and residential development from concept to completion, historic renovation, as well as commercial and residential leasing, property management and construction.
In 2016 he founded J.Roller Development, a boutique real estate development firm that sees value beyond the “problems” of revitalizing neighborhoods, historic renovations, environmental issues and more. J.Roller only works on a few projects at a time to allow for intense focus on developing the best possible buildings and communities.
Previously, Mr. Roller co-founded MMPartners, LLC in 2008 with the goal of comprehensively redeveloping the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia through a combination of residential, multi-family, mixed use and commercial real estate. MMP has built over 150 units, 200,000 SF and $30mil of investment.
Prior to forming MMP, Mr. Roller developed infill real estate opportunities under the name Addison Development, concentrating on the Poplar to Girard corridor in the Fairmount, Brewerytown, and Francisville neighborhoods, as well as projects in Center City Philadelphia. Mr. Roller first entered the development field while working for Tower Investments, Inc., where he worked on all aspects of Tower‘s large-scale commercial and residential redevelopment plan for the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Roller was involved with the property management and leasing of Tower Investments’ commercial developments on Columbus Boulevard. Mr. Roller left Tower Investments for Prague, Czech Republic, where he provided real estate brokerage services to Prague’s lucrative foreign market.
Mr. Roller holds a B.A. from Boston University in History, and completed his high school education at the Friends Select School in Philadelphia.