Our Team


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Get to know our team, our guiding philosophy and how we help our clients meet their goals everyday.


Eli Qarkaxhia (pronounced ‘CHAR-KA-GIA’) has helped clients buy, sell, invest, develop and rent real estate in Philadelphia for over 8 years,

As a Philadelphia resident for 17 years and counting, Eli has a passion for its neighborhoods, culture, history and community. This same passion and drive earned Eli a stellar reputation for his extensive real estate knowledge and quality of service. Eli founded the InvestPhilly Team to provide the best possible guidance, research and opportunities to his clients as they ‘team up’ to find the perfect fit.

The goal, first and foremost, is matching client commitment and need. As real estate professionals, InvestPhilly consistently meets and exceeds client expectations and provides a high standard of care and focus that surpasses industry standards.

Today the InvestPhilly Team is strategically and rapidly expanding to best leverage our combined Philadelphia real estate expertise. Our collective passion results in a team that finds homes for families, creates value for investors, develops land and breathes new life into neglected properties.


Most importantly, we build relationships that last a lifetime.


Eli shares his time with his team and clients and the joys and
responsibilities of being a father and husband to his young family.






Eli is also fluent in Albanian and Russian and can be reached at: eli@investphilly.com or (215)731-4116


For as long as Brian Barker can remember, he has been a real estate enthusiast. He clearly recalls scanning the classifieds as a young man in search of the perfect opportunity. Years later, research, persistence and patience paid off. Brian and a good friend invested in their first property in Brewerytown.

There was no denying it – the real estate bug bit Brian big time. After settlement, Brian left the sidelines and became a true investor in the Philadelphia real estate market. Gradually, as he gained experience and honed his business acumen, Brian took the next step in his burgeoning career and became a real estate agent.

Brian’s expertise, cultivated through the years, is now utilized to help his clients in what is often the biggest purchase of their lives – their own home. Along with a sound understanding of the real estate market and the transaction process - from finding a property through to settlement - Brian provides his clients a sound night’s sleep as he handles the details.

To this day, Brian brings the same youthful energy, eye for potential and opportunity to assist his clients as they explore the City of Philadelphia to find their place to call home.

Brian resides with his family in the Rittenhouse area to be close to the market he knows and loves.


 can be reached at: barker@investphilly.com or (215)790-5512



A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Santosh Patel always known that he wanted to live and raise his family in the city. He fell in love with the neighborhoods, history and of course the restaurants.

While attending Drexel University, Santosh developed a strong and deep passion for real estate and he now enjoys the opportunity to work with others to create strong long lasting relationships. Over the last 10 years Santosh has worked in the finance departments of various Fortune 500 companies and most recently as a Financial Risk Manager. Santosh decided to follow his passion and dreams to become a real estate agent in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and create an educational and positive experience for buyers and sellers.

Santosh is a graduate of Rutgers University where he received his MBA and Drexel University where he received his BS in Business Administration concentration in Accounting and Finance. When not in the office Santosh enjoys spending time with his wife, dining at local restaurants and making craft beers.

Santosh can be reached at: santosh@investphilly.com or (856)580-4473