Company Profile


Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. is southern New Jersey's largest privately owned real estate development firm. The company owns over 9.3 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, and retail space; serves approximately 200 tenants, and has been in existence for close to 60 years. The firm is unique in today's commercial real estate landscape whereby, not only is the company family-owned, but it's one of the few vertically integrated real estate developers who design, build, and maintain their own commercial property portfolio. This vertical orientation enables the company a distinct ability to provide a number of tenant support services ranging from fit-out and improvement projects to major construction build-outs. Additionally, Whitesell's highly concentrated portfolio of properties in the southern NJ and southeastern PA region also gives its tenants a multitude of commercial real estate opportunities to grow and expand within the organization.

Whitesell's commercial real estate portfolio of Class A office, flex, and industrial warehouse space comprises ninety structures throughout eleven corporate campuses in southeastern PA and southern NJ's most strategic locations. With this depth of real estate offerings, we're able to offer clients a product mix ranging from a 1,000 square foot multi-tenant flex unit in a small industrial park to an entire 25,000 square foot floor of Class A office space to a half-million square foot warehouse and everything in-between. If client consideration is based on build-to-suit site opportunities for large industrial users, the award-winning Haines Center at NJ Turnpike Exit 6A offers more than 2,500,000 square foot build-out potential and has 650,000 square foot plus pad site opportunities. With over 200 structures and 18 million square feet of commercial space built to date in the Delaware Valley, Whitesell Construction's design/build and site planning experience in the region is unparalleled. We're confident in our ability to design and construct technologically advanced office and industrial buildings, office and industrial parks, retail centers and specialty structures. Professionals specializing in architectural design, civil and structural engineering, construction management, building maintenance and property management give our customer and tenant base the ease and accountability of one contractor/manager handling all phases of any project and the assurance that it will be done correctly and on schedule.

Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. has grown, expanded and diversified over the last half century, but continues to maintain the core philosophy of product quality, service to tenants, responsibility to the community, and sound planning for the future. Whitesell currently maintains its position as an innovative leader in the commercial market and looks forward to further success. Quality endures.

While development in the commercial real estate world may sometimes promote that bigger is better, Whitesell realizes its success as a full-service local developer competing against publicly funded real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity firms, and institutional owners has been closely connected to a hands-on, active approach to asset management and its commitment to the local community.

We believe in living in the communities, touching the communities, helping the nonprofits, and being involved in the communities in which we do business. As a testament to this corporate philosophy, the company has been bestowed many honors for its charitable activities, scholarship programs, and for the sound planning and aesthetics of its building projects. Examples of honors received include Thomas R. Whitesell's receipt of the "Make Jersey Work Award" for his contribution to the economy of the State and Southern New Jersey region, the “Lifetime Impact Champions” award presented to Thomas and Deborah Whitesell from the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, receipt of the "Family Philanthropist of the Year" award from Family Service, the "Quality of Life Award" from Businesses Committed to Burlington County, the "Whitney Award for Selfless Leadership" from the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, the "Voice of Business Award" from the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and United Way Corporate Gold Awards for company fundraising efforts. Relative to recognition of the company's building projects, Whitesell has received the "New Good Neighbor" award five times from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at three of its corporate parks, the "Impact Award" from the New Jersey - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ-NAIOP), the "Best Midrise Structure" award from the Builders League of South Jersey, and was a finalist in "Economic Impact Deal of the Year Award" from NJ-NAIOP.