Who
We Are

Since its founding in 1986, WDCO has constructed over 5,000 homes and apartments, improved 10,000+ lots, rezoned over 7,000 units, and contributed to the development of more than 100 communities.

From 2011-2018, Westrum transitioned the company from 100% homebuilding to 100% Multifamily development focusing on three targeted brands: Luxury Suburban Multifamily (LUXOR), Luxury Urban Multifamily, and Senior Living Rental Communities. In 2017, Westrum launched the Westrum Property Management division to stay true to the vision and desired execution of these Suburban, Urban, and Senior Multifamily brands.

Milestones to Our History

  • 1986

    John Westrum conceived Westrum Development Company in Bucknell Dorm

  • 1987

    John Westrum open Westrum Development Company for Business

  • 1987 - 2000

    Westrum grown to $100 M in annual sales

  • 2001

    Shifted focus to Urban Redevelopment by selling 3,000+ suburban lots to national home builder

  • 2002-2007

    Became the largest “for sale” market rate landholder/developer in Philadelphia

  • 2006

    Completed Proof-of-Concept Westrum Senior Living Community (Harleysville, PA)

  • 2007-2013

    Survived Great Recession/shifted focus from FOR SALE residential to MULTIFAMILY

  • 2015-2017

    Completed Proof-of-Concept Urban Lifestyle Apartments in Philadelphia

  • 2016

    Completed Proof-of-Concept Luxury Suburban Apartment community (LUXOR)

  • 2017

    Opened Westrum Property Management Division to Operate Urban/Suburban Multifamily Assets

  • 2017

    Completed “Next Generation” of Senior Living Community in West Chester, PA

  • 2013 - Present

    Over 1800 multifamily units started in across three targeted brands

1986

John Westrum conceived Westrum Development Company in Bucknell Dorm

1987

John Westrum open Westrum Development Company for Business

1987 - 2000

Westrum grown to $100 M in annual sales

2001

Shifted focus to Urban Redevelopment by selling 3,000+ suburban lots to national home builder

2002-2007

Became the largest “for sale” market rate landholder/developer in Philadelphia

2006

Completed Proof-of-Concept Westrum Senior Living Community (Harleysville, PA)

2007-2013

Survived Great Recession/shifted focus from FOR SALE residential to MULTIFAMILY

2015-2017

Completed Proof-of-Concept Urban Lifestyle Apartments in Philadelphia

2016

Completed Proof-of-Concept Luxury Suburban Apartment community (LUXOR)

2017

Opened Westrum Property Management Division to Operate Urban/Suburban Multifamily Assets

2017

Completed “Next Generation” of Senior Living Community in West Chester, PA

2013 - Present

Over 1800 multifamily units started in across three targeted brands

Our longstanding success in the industry can be attributed to visionary acumen, strategic acquisitions, clear communications to stakeholders, and consistently providing great places to live for our residents.

Where We Are

Key

  • Suburban Apartments
  • Urban Apartments
  • Suburban Homes
  • Suburban Homes (55+)
  • Urban Homes
  • Urban Homes (55+)
  • Senior Living Communities

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Westrum Development Company has extensive experience throughout the Mid-Atlantic region but by far the most concentrated of these areas is Philadelphia and its surrounding Counties.

Our Brands

Our Three Residential Brands offer distinctive yet affordable lifestyles in exceptional locations.

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