Monthly Archives: September 2015

Member Spotlight: James A. Bilella II

This month we sat down with member James A. Bilella II, PE, VP at longtime ULI Philadelphia sponsor Urban Engineers where Jim is general manager of facilities design and a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in design and construction. Additionally, he serves as Councilman for Berlin Borough, NJ. We are all very excited about the ULI Spring Meeting being held in Philadelphia this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what you think having the Spring Meeting here means for Philadelphia? Hosting the global Spring Meeting will be an excellent opportunity … Read More

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Recap: Greater Philadelphia’s Evolving Energy Future

On Tuesday September 22nd some of the region’s biggest policy makers came to The Union League for a discussion on Greater Philadelphia’s evolving energy future. Keynote speaker, Professor Mark Alan Hughes, Ph.D of PennDesign led off by giving a glimpse of the energy landscape as whole. This included his “three simple propositions” which offered big picture planning advice for companies, politicians, and community members. The subsequent panelists all discussed how current energy policies have impacted their fields; each bringing a unique perspective and offering up advice for how to move … Read More

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In the News: ULI Philadelphia’s Technical Assistance Panel Inspires Revitalization of the Reading Terminal Headhouse

ULI Philadelphia’s recently released TAP report made headlines this week for its recommendations to revitalize the Reading Terminal Headhouse, a historically important but highly underutilized asset located in the heart of East Market. Conducted on behalf of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, the report outlines some of the major challenges and potential solutions facing the Headhouse. As reported in the Philadelphia Business Journal: “The ULI panel concluded that while it may not look like it at first blush, Reading Terminal Headhouse is a complicated space that really does need some help. … Read More

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Register for ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco – free NEC reception!

Join more than 7,000 real estate leaders from around the world at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco, October 5-8 and see who else will be there.  Added bonus – FREE reception for all ULI members attending from throughout the Northeast Corridor on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery.  Free but advance registration is required so click here.

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