John Bolaris: I got Joel Embiid into this $2.1M condo in Center City Philly

Bolaris hosted a party at the apartment earlier this month to celebrate the launch of his new real estate brand.

embiid-tower-bolaris

During Joel Embiid’s injury-plagued two years with the Sixers, we’ve learned plenty of details of his personal life. One of the most intriguing was that he was living in a hotel room (and buying absurd amounts of Shirley Temple pitchers through room service). 

But Embiid is apparently stepping up his apartment game now, with assistance from another local celebrity — former meteorologist John Bolaris, who has become Philadelphia’s Realtor to the stars.

Bolaris hosted the launch party for his new real estate brand, TCS Black Label (that’s The Condo Shop), earlier this month at the Embiid apartment. The 2,750 square foot space has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and a view of Philadelphia from 40 stories up. 

Skyline Philly
Mark Dent/Billy Penn
Embiid apartment
Redfin
Embiid apartment

The party featured a brown liquor room and an “Oriental Station,” which included a chef on hand to serve up Chinese-style duck. Here’s how the food looked:

Duck

No word on whether Embiid will keep the chef on hand. At least one other famous Philly athlete has lived in the building as well — former Phillies ace pitcher Cole Hamels, who memorably posed for this promotional ad.

And you can read our full profile of Bolaris, and the other Philly sports stars he’s helped with real estate (Eagles downashore, Flyers in Center City) right here.

Mornings in the know

Sign up for Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter for a daily roundup of Philadelphia’s most pressing news, top interesting stories, fun tidbits, and relevant events.

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn article!

We don’t have a paywall, and never will. Instead, we depend on readers like you to keep our newsroom jamming on stories about Philadelphia. If you like what you see, will you support our work?

Thanks for reading a Billy Penn story

We don’t have a paywall, and our daily newsletter is free. Instead, YOU are key to keeping our nonprofit newsroom running strong. If you like what you see, will you join as a member today?

This story was powered by readers

Readers like you make articles like this possible, so thanks for your support. Want to make sure we stick around? Become a sustainer with a recurring contribution!

Tell a friend about Billy Penn

Thanks for reading another article — and we’re grateful for your support! Want to help a friend start their day with Billy Penn? Send them to our newsletter signup page.