Ryan Spak has a passion for Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, their history and its real estate. This passion, coupled with almost 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in building maintenance, construction and real estate development ignited his firm belief that no distressed property should ever remain in an inhabitable, unsafe condition. Spak is one of the co-founders of Spak Group. Spak Group is a Philadelphia based, vertically integrated real estate management and development company with a Mission that aims to create profitable real estate holdings that prioritize the rehabilitation, repositioning and revitalization of highly distressed, under-utilized properties with a focus on building more equitable developments. Simultaneously, Spak created and manages the very successful, Project Rehab program for University City District to help property owners resolve for their distressed properties. As a result of his creative solutions to resolving distressed properties, he has won the University City Historical Society’s “Outstanding Preservation Award” three times for his work (2013 and 2014) and as a member of the Spak Group Team for its renovation of Larchwood Flats at 501 S. 52nd Street (2016). Spak Group’s Larchwood Flats property has also won the 2016 Extreme Makeover Award presented by the Design Collaborative / Commerce Department; and the Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award for 2017. Spak is also a proud Mentor and Speaker for the Jumpstart program; a Board Member of the affordable housing non-profit Federation Housing; a Board Member of UC Green and a consultant for many non-profit agencies in Philadelphia.
Spak loves being a resident of West Philadelphia, but even more, he loves being married to his wife, Jessica and being a father to his daughter, Charlotte. When not engrossed in matters of brick, Ryan is a fanatical basketball enthusiast, bleeds “Flyers” orange, loves saving animals from a cold Philly night, and is quite nuts over ‘80’s movie and TV vehicle memorabilia!