PCDC is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based organization. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential, and business community. For over 45 years, as a leading active civic community organization, PCDC has brought the many complexities of Chinatown to the attention of city, state and federal agencies. PCDC has a history of building over 226 units of residential housing and over 27,000 square feet of commercial space ranging from retail to offices, together with many other important achievements during the years, including Friendship Gate and 10th Street Plaza.
Teres Holdings, LLC is a Philadelphia local specialty real estate development firm with expertise in real estate development and project management, real estate finance, and accounting and financial control. With a vision of creating vibrant urban environments, Teres Holdings combines retail, hospitality, and residential/commercial uses into a single function design. Its successful projects include the Shops at Liacouras Walk at Temple University and the Hub on Chestnut at University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Toy is the Managing Director of the Eastern Tower/Chinatown Community Center project. Andy is working on financing the Eastern Tower and managing the team responsible for the development of this important community anchor.
Andy most recently worked at The Enterprise Center (TEC) as Senior Director of Business Development. At TEC, Andy assisted local minority and other retailers grow by improving their business practices and finding financial and other resources. In addition, he supported the development of a vibrant mix of these retailers in neighborhood commercial corridors that helped to revitalize those corridors and surrounding neighborhoods. Andy is recognized as a thought leader and innovator when it comes to neighborhood commercial revitalization.
Andy's experience working with small businesses and neighborhood commercial corridors goes back 25 years starting with the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department where he worked his way up to manage the Business Services Unit and Special Projects and built a successful Brownfields program for the City. Andy is known for his ability to get things done and for building relationships to engage businesses and residents in working together for progress.
Andy is currently on the Boards of The Merchants Fund, the Delaware Valley Grantmakers, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and the Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs and was an appointee on the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission. In 2006 Andrew was selected as one of the top 101 Connectors in Philadelphia.
Andrew holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master's Degree in Public and Urban Policy, both from the University of Pennsylvania.