Monthly Archives: June 2017

Philadelphia’s Historic Neighborhoods named ‘National Treasure’ and 2nd Best U.S. Vacation Destination

Whether is shopping, walkability, or the Pope visit, Philadelphia continues to rack up the accolades. In June the city ‘s historic Neighborhoods were named a  National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mayor Kenney hopes that the new historic preservation task force, which was announced in April, can identify best practices and encourage more preservation-minded development. Read more here: http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/06/15/philadelphia-s-historic-neighborhoods-named-national-treasure The rich historical heritage of Philadelphia, and the fact that it is the first and only city in the USA to be named a UNESCO World Heritage City, helped the city beat out … Read More

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8 Things to Know About FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

The Young Leaders Council Communication Committee spoke with Paul Commito, Senior VP of Development, Brandywine Realty Trust and Evan O’Donnell, Managing Director, AKA University City about the new FMC Tower and its impact on the surrounding University City Neighborhood.   1. It’s the first! Commito outlines the myriad of ‘firsts’ this gem offers, and defines the vertical neighborhood concept: We have not seen anything like the vertical neighborhood in Philadelphia or the region. Whether it’s work, working out, entertainment, or eating out, you’ve got the all the lifestyle amenities you … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Receives Building Healthy Places Grant to Study Grays Ferry Corridor

ULI Philadelphia, in conjunction with PennPraxis, received a national grant to study the Grays Ferry corridor from Washington Avenue to Woodland Avenue. The Healthy Corridors Phase II Grant was awarded by The Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Global organization through funds received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation.  The Leadership team for this project includes the Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences and ULI Philadelphia. The Building Healthy Corridor Phase II projects builds on four healthy corridor … Read More

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ULI is its Members

You deliver on our mission. You enhance our communities. You shape the future of our industry. We wanted to know how we could make an even greater impact and provide an even better experience for members. You told us how important ULI is to you and what could be improved. We have listened and we have made substantial changes. Fundamentally, this means more opportunities for more members. Watch the full video to see how we are improving the ULI experience. Our work is not finished. We are just getting started. We … Read More

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Divine Lorraine Round Up

On Wednesday, May 17, the Young Leaders Council was proud to host a tour of the nearly complete redevelopment of the historic Divine Lorraine. Eric Blumenfeld, Developer and President of EB Realty, Chris Cordaro, Vice President of EB Realty and Billy Procida, Founder and CEO of Procida Funding led the crowd of 60 through the famous Philly hotel as event attendees took in the landmark’s unique architecture and unrivaled views of the city and Broad Street. The expert guided tour was followed by a networking happy hour. For more information and … Read More

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Eight Winners Announced at ULI Philadelphia’s 4th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

“We are proud to celebrate the business and civic leadership of Bill Rouse through the ULI Awards for Excellence” said Jack Farrell, President and CEO of The Norwood Company, past Chair of ULI Philadelphia, ULI Governor, and Co-Chair of the ULI Philadelphia Awards. “This year’s projects honor his legacy through their vision and transformative qualities. We are grateful for the support of Liberty Property Trust in making the Awards for Excellence possible.” Along with Jack, the ULI Philadelphia Awards are Co-Chaired by Chris Terlizzi, Senior Vice President and Manager of … Read More

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Applications Open for ’17 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2017 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, October 23-26. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of ULI women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. The … Read More

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Join ULI This Spring & Save!

Why join ULI? It’s one of the best opportunities to get involved and build meaningful relationships with the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines in private enterprise and public service. Founded in 1936, ULI is a global, nonprofit organization with over 40,000 members in 70 countries worldwide. It is multi-disciplinary, multi-professional, and nonpartisan with over 1,000 worldwide events, ranging from small seminars and networking sessions to larges scale conferences and tours. The best opportunities to get involved and build relationships are reserved for ULI members. Join by June 30 using promo … Read More

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NJBIZ Names ULI Member Leslie A. Anderson to Its Prestigious Best 50 Women in Business List

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s only statewide business publication, honored Leslie A. Anderson as one of its 2017 Best 50 Women in Business. Leslie, a ULI member, was recognized for her trailblazing achievements as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA). NJRA is a multi-million dollar independent financing authority created by the state of New Jersey in 1996 to transform urban communities through direct investment and technical support. Due to the difficulties that underserved areas face in attracting needed investment, NJRA is often the first entity to invest in … Read More

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