About Us

Blackstone is an experienced, entrepreneurial Real Estate Development company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael Petrikowsky founded Blackstone in 2006, continuing his successful track record in acquisitions, development, and property management. Blackstone owns and manages all properties in our portfolio, aiming to develop the most desirable properties in the community. Our superior management distinguishes us from other development companies of our size.


Michael assumes an active role in the entire building process, from conception, through construction, and even after move in. This hands-on approach permeates the entire staff at Blackstone; we are available 24/7 and focused on tenants’ needs.


Utilizing world-class planners, architects and engineers, we are dedicated to implementing creative planning and design techniques to develop unique, smart and environmentally sensible buildings. Blackstone develops and manages projects worth tens of millions of dollars that are designed to create luxurious edifices within the urban sprawl. By investing in this community, Michael hopes to catalyze development within the  central region of Philadelphia, creating hundreds of jobs and providing affordable housing in the process. In just a few short years, Blackstone has earned the respect and confidence of astute and loyal investors.


Additionally, Blackstone is a leading provider of off-campus student housing in the Temple University area. All of our housing complexes are within three blocks of Temple’s main campus, and our expansive selection of offerings range from studio apartments to nine bedroom fraternity/sorority houses. We have a property that fits any group size or price range! From leasing to maintenance, our on-site staff is specifically trained to help our tenants find and make a home in the Temple University area. We maintain a full office at 1850 N 18th Street, just blocks from Temple’s main campus.


Blackstone, Live Better!