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Luxury by Design

LAURIE PHILLIPS BFA '78(Painting/Drawing) remembers the early days of her career as one of Philadelphia’s top luxury-property real estate agents like they were yesterday. And they weren’t easy.

“I was one of the first agents in Philadelphia selling high-end lofts and condos from either raw building space or abandoned office space,” she says. “One of the huge advantages I have is my art and design background. I remember climbing over old dentist chairs and office tables in dilapidated old spaces, envisioning for the clients what that mess could become. These are sophisticated clients with high expectations, very design driven, and to be able to incorporate my skills as an artist in 90 percent of my business is very satisfying.”

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