Our Vision

Bock Development Group brings modern luxury to life by building residences that honor the character of surrounding neighborhoods while catering to the demand for upscale, effortless living. We prioritize location and amenities in every project, with the goal of connecting people to vibrant communities and providing distinctive features that can’t be found anywhere else. Every project we produce is unique; each is conceptualized to enhance its specific surroundings, combining aspirational design with our decades of architectural expertise.

About Us

Bock Development Group (BDG) is a real estate development company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A sister company of the 70+ year-old construction company Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc., BDG is uniquely positioned to assemble strong construction teams, secure materials, and see projects through from start to successful completion. With meticulous attention to detail and an intimate understanding of the luxury buyer, we undertake every new project with the goal to set new benchmarks in design, craftsmanship, service, and elegance.

Functional design, innovative architectural approaches, and next-level amenities are the hall marks of our style.”
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Our Leadership

Our leadership team has the passion and the experience to build exclusive properties with unique character.

Tom Bock

President and Founder of Bock Development Group, Tom Bock is a Philadelphia born and raised developer with more than 40 years of experience in construction and development projects across the Mid-Atlantic. He is also the President of Ernest Bock & Sons, which he helped grow from a small family business into one of the top 10 construction management firms in the area. Tom’s development experience includes everything from hotels to high-rise apartments and luxury residential developments. In addition to his business endeavors, Tom is a philanthropist who is involved with several of Philadelphia’s charitable organizations.
Denise Collins

Denise Collins

Vice President
Jim Rodgers

Jim Rodgers

Senior Financial Advisor
Kerrie Owens

Kerrie Owens

Business Development
Nicole Carrasquillo

Nicole Carrasquillo

Assistant to the President

Thomas Bannar


Featured Projects

2100 Hamilton

The 29 private residences at 2100 Hamilton are for buyers seeking city living free from the hustle and bustle of Center City. Located among the city’s finest art collections, the property features a $2.5 million garden that includes water and fire features, a contemporary outdoor living room, and an open lawn, creating a tranquil retreat unlike any other in the city. Each home offers unobstructed views of the garden and the Philadelphia skyline, as well as spacious heated terraces that extend the living areas outdoors in any season.

Developer: Bock Development Group
Architect: Cecil Baker + Partners
Landscape Architect: Sikora Wells Appel
Expected Completion: 2021

The Nest at 1324

An 18-story apartment tower near Temple University, The Nest caters to the Gen Z renter who craves a more luxurious lifestyle than typical student housing affords. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners, the building embraces a modern aesthetic while complementing the historic architecture surrounding it. With upscale amenities and furnishings, state-of-the-art security, and a location that’s convenient to campus, The Nest represents an exciting new option in the rental apartment landscape.

Developer: Bock Development Group
Architect: Cecil Baker + Partners
Occupancy Began: Summer 2019

The Palmer

Bock Development Group and Cross Properties undertook a massive historical renovation to bring this stunning residential development in Wynnewood to life. The community, comprised of 110 luxury apartments, boasts unique floor plans and upscale amenities including a heated and outdoor salt water pool, a demonstration kitchen and private dining room, a slate patio for events, and an electric car charging station. The Palmer Apartments have been recognized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and received the 2016 Significant Economic Impact Award.

Developer: Bock Development Group and Cross Properties
Architect: PZS Architect
Occupancy Began: May 2015


New neighbor planned for Rodin Museum on Parkway: A 10-story condo building

Developers plan private ‘urban oasis’ in front of 10-story condo project near parkway

Work starts on apartment tower near Temple U. and historic North Broad Street venues

Expect more apartments around Philadelphia to offer smart-home technology

The Nest to open for students in August 2019

Construction Underway on 528-Bed Community Near Temple University

18-story residential tower breaks ground near Temple University