About Us

Who We Are
Established in 2015, MGC Real Estate Group is a real estate brokerage and property management company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our portfolio consists of investor-owned properties, multi-family dwellings, community associations and premier residential and commercial listings throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia area. With a focus on developing long-standing and meaningful relationships – by providing outstanding service to each and every entity we represent – we take our commitment to you very seriously. Value, attention to detail and exceptional personal service are what we strive for. 

President, Managing Member and Broker-of-Record John J. Calarco has managed properties in the Philadelphia and Delaware County areas for more than 15 years, specializing in condominium and homeowner associations. John is a Licensed Pennsylvania Broker and also holds several accreditations with the Community Association Institute. With in-depth knowledge of real estate management principles, procedures and standards, John holds the keen ability to analyze and interpret individual needs, resulting in appropriate and effective solutions.

An accomplished writer and editor by trade, Vice President Leigh M. Calarco is a Licensed Pennsylvania REALTOR®, and also John’s wife. Leigh’s extensive education (Master of Journalism degree) coupled with her superior verbal and written communication skills she utilizes at MGC – conducting all company correspondence, book keeping, maintaining the company website and social media presence, and creating/executing all marketing materials – are an invaluable asset to MGC.

Being the husband and wife duo that they are, Leigh and John have the unique ability to both work together incredibly well, and also to rely on each other’s strengths in order to make MGC Real Estate Group the success that it is. By consistently making themselves available to their clientele, Leigh and John’s shared ability in providing superior customer service make them a team worth investing in. 

Our History
Prior to the conception of MGC Real Estate Group in 2015, MG Real Estate Group (Miles & Generealis), founded in 1979, was one of the first pioneers of loft development in Philadelphia beginning with several loft projects in the Loft District, and subsequently expanding into Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, and other neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Originating the idea of the live/work space lifestyle in the City of Brotherly Love, the founding partners’ backgrounds in lofts began in art fabrication and sculpture which helped to formulate the utilitarian live/work loft. They were drawn the open space and flexibility loft-style living and working provided, as well as the ability to customize, splash their walls with color, and move furniture easily on a whim. With that aside, MG Real Estate Group also operated as a full service residential brokerage, working with buyers and renters alike. 

Currently,MGC manages 20+ entities encompassing condominium/HOA residents, apartment complexes, and investor-owned entities. On the brokerage side, with 9+ successful agents grinding out residential and commercial deals day in, and day out - including (but not limited to) Trenton Stables (Fishtown), Frankford Square (Fishtown), and the impending South Square (Kensington) - MGC Real Estate is proving to be a formidable force that will undoubtedly go the distance in the Philadelphia real estate market. 

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