Your Trusted Suburban Philadelphia Full Service Commercial Real Estate Firm

Having a good location for your commercial venture is almost as important as the business itself. If you don’t have the space or visibility you need, then you can find yourself struggling to create and keep your customer base. Let the Robbins Companies help you achieve your commercial real estate goals.

In the 1980s, Faith Robbins laid down an innovative management philosophy for the company that her father John, a World War I veteran, had founded in 1932: build, own, lease, and manage.

It’s a philosophy built on a long-term commitment to growth, and it’s one we still follow today. Our founder John A. Robbins learned the building trades to help support his family following his father’s death. After fighting in WWI, John founded a design and construction firm, working on such iconic structures as the 555 building in Bala Cynwyd, the Emlen Center at Cheyney University, the Byberry State Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, and the A&P Warehouse in Yeadon, PA. John went on to pioneer shopping center development across PA, NJ, and DE.

In 1978, John’s daughter Faith took up his mantle, creating a multi-tiered organization that addressed all phases of commercial property ownership and enhancement. Faith instilled a family atmosphere, a legacy her sons have continued since her death in 2008. Today, CEO Christopher Robbins and the entire Robbins team strive to uphold and build upon the family legacy.

Robbins is a forward-looking family business in our tenth decade of continuous operation. We are committed to creating value for our tenants and customers and growth for our employees.


Above all else, we are a team, working together toward a common goal.


We believe in giving back to the communities that rely on our centers.


We value honesty and trust and conduct ourselves with professionalism.


We are committed to learning and striving for continuous improvement.


We want honest and open feedback from both each other and our clients.


We recognize that our success flows directly from that of our tenants.

Our centers are just that--the centers of vibrant and active communities--and we are honored to give back to the communities that rely on us and our tenants for their daily needs.

All of us at Robbins are committed to living our values, and we are always looking for ways to better serve our communities. We work with a wide variety of community-based groups, from non-profits to neighborhood associations, donating our space and time to advance causes that are important to all of us.

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Our dedicated team is ready to help you find and customize the right commercial property for your business. We work hard to ensure our leasing process is smooth, seamless and timely.

Chris Robbins, CEO
Deborah Houston, Vice President, Director of Leasing
Michael McGrath, CFO and Controller