When an NFL player, a famous DJ and a million-dollar investor make their way into Atlantic City, you’d expect to see them at a nightclub or a high-profile event — not one of the city’s dozens of vacant lots and abandoned buildings.
On Thursday afternoon, former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, DJ Envy from The Breakfast Club radio show and real estate investor Cesar Piña, whose @flipping_nj Instagram account has more than 78,000 followers, toured the city looking for housing development opportunities.
“We’re looking at more housing than anything,” said Piña. DJ Envy, aka Raashaun Casey, added he and Piña will be hosting a real estate and house-flipping seminar in Atlantic City on March 24.
“We heard about great opportunities here in Atlantic City and wanted to be a part of the development,” said Ryan Sanders of the 3T Group, which represents McCoy.
The tour was led by Council President Marty Small, along with city real estate officer Patricia Corcoran and Lance Landgraf, director of planning and development for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and took the group from the new Stockton University campus through parts of the Tourism District and into the neighborhoods.
“We’re just trying to get things done for the city,” said Small. “Any time I have those close relationships, of course I’m going to promote and sell the city.”