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2016 Spring Meeting Highlights

After an absence of more than 20 years, the global Spring Meeting enabled us to “show off” Philadelphia’s robust real estate development to the world.  More than 3,000 Full Members from around the globe attended, along with about 500 local members. We set a few records under the leadership of Spring Meeting Co-Chairs Bill Hankowsky, Jerry Sweeney, and Marilyn Jordan Taylor. For a presentation on this record setting Spring Meeting, click here!  

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Designing the houses today’s buyers want

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Using insights from ULI Spring Meeting’s housing panel, The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Al Heavens describes how firms aim to design housing that appeal to a wide array of buyers. From Millennials looking to buy for the first time to Baby Boomers who are looking to downsize, its clear that housing aspirations are evolving.   While among the millennials, there are strong concerns that buying a house is a risky investment because of the drop in prices, “the appeal of home buying for them has nothing to do with financial considerations,” said Kermit Baker, … Read More

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Reinventing a city requires a strategy, not just money

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It’s apparent that the city of Philadelphia is undergoing a massive real estate transformation; many tourists and first-timers are pleasantly surprised by the incredible projects in the region. The reinventing of the city was put on a national stage during April’s Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. Leaders from across the globe were impressed by Philadelphia’s unique culture and heritage and how it’s incorporated into the city’s infrastructure and strategy. The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Al Heavens had this realization while monitoring #ULISpring on Twitter during the Spring Meeting: The impressions expressed by the tourists were positive. … Read More

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Last Chance For Spring Discount!

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This is your last chance to join ULI using our spring discount! These four great offers will expire at the end of the month: Join online at http://philadelphia.uli.org/membership/ and get $25 off any membership level using the code SPR25 Have access to a complementary webinar on June 1st at 11am: “International Climate Change Agreements:  Implications of COP21 in Real Estate” Use your new ULI ID number to get the lower member registration rate on all programs and events including the upcoming 76ers hard hat tour, 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards … Read More

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Hard-Hat Tour of New 76ers’ Training Complex

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Tour the NBA’s newest and largest training complex that will soon be the 24/7 destination for 76ers’ players, staff, management, and press. This 125,000-squarefoot facility in downtown Camden will include two regulation-size basketball courts, 2,800-square-foot player locker room, and state-of-the-art performance, training, wellness, recovery, and hydrotherapy rooms, all designed to foster team building, innovation, and the spirit of competition. Plus a restaurant, 7,000-square-foot roofdeck, film and press rooms, and a 10,000-square-foot Sixers Innovation Lab with incubator space for companies at the crossroads of sports and consumer products. Hear from Alan Razak, Principal … Read More

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Bike (and pedestrian) friendliness are big factors in home marketability

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ULI’s Spring Meeting last month featured an array of hot topics in real estate, one of which was transportation trends. Philadelphia, a city not known for being bike or pedestrian friendly, has made great strides in recent years to combat this stigma. In this month alone, Center City was recently named as the spot with the top bike score in the country by Redfin and the city as a whole was named the fourth most walkable in the US. Using insights from ULI Spring Meeting thought leaders like Edward McMahon, a … Read More

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15 Finalists Announced for ULI Philadelphia’s 2016 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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National jury panel selected; winners to be announced June 15th Philadelphia – May 10, 2016 – ULI Philadelphia is pleased to announce 15 finalists for ULI Philadelphia’s third annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence recognize top projects completed within the last five years by ULI members and nonmembers throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  More than two dozen entries were received.  Winners will be announced at an awards reception on June 15th at the Ballroom at The Ben in … Read More

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Join ULI This Spring & Save!

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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 37,000 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. Join by the end of May using promo code SPR25 and save $25 off your annual membership dues! For more information on membership and … Read More

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Good news on Downtown Wilmington office vacancy rates from ULI members

Downtown Wilmington Office Vacancy Rate Lowest Since 2009

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We are Building Healthy Places!

Did you know?  Recent studies show that the introduction of plants into the workplace can reduce absenteeism by 10% and also increase productivity by 12%. ULI Philadelphia is lucky to be hosted within the local offices of Langan (40+ ULI members around the globe) which held an office greening workshop this week.  Langan employees and ULI Philadelphia staff were provided with low-light plants and soil to plant in their own mugs, to promote sustainability including a cleaner indoor air environment and improved temperature and humidity.  Plus we had fun!

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