From Humble Beginnings to National Presence


Vision Properties was created when Rick Shaffer expanded his previous firm, Shaffer Builders, into large-scale student housing and mixed-use development on a national level.  Shaffer Builders was a well-established Philadelphia construction firm with decades of proven experience in homebuilding, and commercial upfits and renovations.  Rick leveraged his connections, reputation, and construction expertise to propel Vision into new geographic markets and product types.  The Vision Properties brand was launched to more closely align with the broader scope of the firm.

In spite of its growth, Vision remains very entrepreneurial, with a small number of employees overseeing the development of projects valued up to $40 million.  As a result, the firm relies on a number of partners providing financial, marketing, legal, and technical guidance.  With a strong foundation, Vision is positioned to pursue development opportunities representing almost any type of real estate in any location.