Monthly Archives: December 2013

Building Reuse Initiative Sets Sights on Baltimore, Philadelphia

  Building Reuse Initiative Sets Sights on Baltimore, Philadelphia National Trust, ULI partnership identifies and addresses obstacles to reuse Washington (December 16, 2013) – Following a successful pilot of the project in Los Angeles, the Partnership for Building Reuse – a collaboration between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to remove barriers and increase building reuse of older buildings – is expanding to Baltimore and Philadelphia. Over the next sixth months, representatives of the National Trust, ULI and local partner organizations will conduct research … Read More

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Urban Land’s 40 Under 40 Award


ULI members are encouraged to nominate outstanding leaders in the real estate and land use disciplines, including design, development, finance, planning, sustainability, public policy and academia. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2013, through June 1, 2014. The 40 Under 40 winners will be profiled in Urban Land and will be recognized at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York City in October 2014. For more information please email or visit

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Leadership Transition at Harristown Enterprises, Inc.

Brad Jones

Harristown Enterprises Inc., the owner of Strawberry Square and the organization responsible for several downtown revitalization projects in Harrisburg, including the Hilton Harrisburg, has announced a leadership transition. Vice President Brad Jones will assume the role of president and CEO in January 2015. He will succeed Russell Ford, who has served since 1999 and will retire at the end of next year. “I have had an extraordinary opportunity over the last four decades to be able to make a career out of bettering the city of Harrisburg,” Ford said in … Read More

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Congratulations to ULI member Herman Fala

Herman Fala

Keeping it in the “ULI family,” The Philadelphia Inquirer noted on Friday that ULI member (and Advisory Board Member) Herman C. Fala, currently chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Cozen O’Connor, will start the new year with a new gig – as General Counsel for Liberty Property Trust.  We look forward to his continued engagement.

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Holiday Party and Auction Fundraiser


Over 130 people recently attended ULI Philadelphia’s annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser, held at one of Philadelphia’s most exciting projects, The Granary.  Partygoers had a chance to catch up with colleagues and friends and at the same time, support the fundraising efforts of the ULI Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship, which benefits deserving college students studying in a ULI-related field.   Approximately $8,000 was raised this year through the generosity of sponsors, item donors, bidders and attendees. Thank you to all of our donors:  Bernie Bittner, Carr & Duff, Charles Friel … Read More

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Dramatic Changes in Tax Law – Important for Your Business

The tangible property regulations (TPRs) are the most dramatic changes in tax law to affect businesses since the overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code in 1986. The TPRs apply to all forms of business, whether a “C” corporation, an “S” corporation, a partnership, an LLC, a sole proprietorship (Schedule C on individual return), or a rental (Schedule E on individual return). The facts and circumstances of each business situation should be carefully evaluated to determine the proper treatment of all business expenditures for materials and supplies, repairs and maintenance, and … Read More

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