Tom Dalfo is Senior Vice President, Real Estate Services of PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. He is responsible for the sale, management and acquisition of Philadelphia’s publicly-owned industrial land. From 1999-2002, Tom was part of a PIDC team focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of former military facilities closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Acts (BRAC), most notably the former Philadelphia Navy Yard. Since 2003, Tom has managed the sale and acquisition of more than 1,200 acres of land in Philadelphia through 150+ transactions.
Tom’s team at PIDC has been at the heart of Philadelphia’s renewed research and planning of the city’s industrial sector. Over the past 4 years, Tom’s group has managed the Manufacturing Growth Strategy for Philadelphia (December 2013), The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan (May 2013), and the Industrial Land & Market Strategy for the City of Philadelphia (September 2010). In addition, Tom provided guidance to the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission on the industrial zoning classifications prior to the adoption of the City’s comprehensive overhaul of its Zoning Code in 2012. PIDC’s Real Estate Services Group continues to provide support to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission as it implements the new zoning code through its district planning process.
Prior to joining PIDC, Tom was the Director of Economic Development for the Philadelphia Water Department. In the mid-‘90s, Tom was with the Cooper’s Ferry Development Association, a private, non-profit organization responsible for planning and implementing the Camden, NJ waterfront master plan.