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Carl Dranoff Interviewed by Philadelphia Business Journal

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The Philadelphia Business Journal recently interviewed Carl Dranoff, president and co-founder of Dranoff Properties and Past ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair. For over three decades, Carl has been a trailblazer in region’s real estate by spearheading residential and mixed use projects which have revitalized and enhanced the city’s landscape. In the interview, The Philadelphia Business Journal asks Carl about everything from building a business from scratch to what records he spun as a teenager. Philadelphia Business Journal: What’s your essential business philosophy? Carl Dranoff: Stay focused on building the best product and you … Read More

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CCD Presentation on Tax Reform & Business Growth

Interested in a new study by the Center City District on tax reform and business growth in the City? Click here to see the PowerPoint presented by Paul Levy, CEO & President of Center City District to members of ULI Philadelphia’s Capital Markets and Development Councils and click here for the Growth Coalition website, which includes a link to the approved HB1871 as well as the Econsult study and outlines of the plan.

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Spirit News: How Breweries Impact Community Development

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Spirit News recently covered our latest event which examined the role of breweries on community development. More than 100 people packed the tasting room at Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC) to listen to the panel discussion, which centered on the unique challenges and rewards that breweries face when entering a neighborhood and strategies for engaging their new neighbors. “Brewing Success: How Breweries Are Transforming Real Estate” featured an all-star panel, including Bill Barton, co-founder of PBC; Trevor Hayward, co-founder of Evil Genius Brewing Company; Joanna Winchester, Economic Development Director for the … Read More

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We’re Hiring! Executive Director for ULI Philadelphia

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POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the ULI Executive Vice President for Member Networks (district councils and product councils) and to the District Council Chair of ULI Philadelphia, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the district council’s program of work, including developing and executing strategies that manage the district council and Institute resources, expertise, and leadership to have a constructive impact on local and regional development issues and land use policies. The Executive Director will be charged with the oversight and coordination of the district council’s various activities, including programs, membership, … Read More

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Lardner’s Point Park Walking Tour

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ULI Philadelphia members are invited on a walking tour of Lardner’s Point Park in Philadelphia on July 12th at 2pm. The tour will feature a discussion of the ways living shorelines reduce erosion while providing habitat value and enhancing coastal resilience. Completed in 2012 on 4.5 acres, Lardner’s Point Park is an ecological restoration project where natural features replaced a hardened shoreline, creating one of Pennsylvania’s only living shorelines. The tour will be led by Delaware River City Corp and representatives from Biohabitats, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Read More

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Annual Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid

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Don’t miss our Annual Sponsorship Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid!  Open to all committed sponsors, this breakfast networking event will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 8:00-9:30am  at 1200 Intrepid Avenue at The Navy Yard. 1200 Intrepid marks the first building in Philadelphia designed by the critically acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels. The building has a mesmerizing design that Philadelphia Inquirer architect critic says it is “hard to tear yourself away from.” For more information and to sign up for please visit http://bit.ly/29km41i

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How Breweries Are Changing the Face of Philadelphia

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Members of ULI Philadelphia’s brewery panel discussed how Philadelphia neighborhoods have evolved thanks of the rise in craft breweries and brewpubs. Speaking from Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC) in Kensington, executives from major developers, designers, breweries, and New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NCKDC) – the local neighborhood association – examined craft beer trends. Occurring hours after Yards Brewery announced their operational expansion to Fifth and Spring Garden, the panel focused on how breweries allowed for the rejuvenation and revitalization of neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Panelists specifically focused on the socio-economic impacts of … Read More

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Delaware’s Market Street Village one of six finalists in Jack Kemp Housing Awards

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Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Market Street Village is a mixed-income development that provides a mix of retail and housing for teachers and other young professionals in a transit-oriented location in the central business district. The development’s 76 apartments include 63 units reserved for households at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI) and 13 units for households earning 60-120% of AMI. The development reuses three historic mid-rise buildings along the Market Street Historic Corridor. The locations of the buildings along the corridor were selected to reactivate vacant structures and eliminate pockets of blight. The … Read More

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Brewing Success: How Breweries Are Transforming Real Estate — Last chance at early bird rate!

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Join ULI Philadelphia for a happy hour forum exploring the growth of craft breweries and brewpubs over the past 20 years. As their numbers have grown, many are choosing to locate in older and abandoned buildings, and are retrofitting them with tanks, kettles and casks, becoming centerpieces for economic development and transformation. Hear from developers, designers, neighbors, and local craft brew masters on strategies for attracting consumers and creating vibrant communities where families can plant roots and small businesses can thrive. Beer samples plus your first cold one included! Registration is … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards Two 2016 Future Leaders Scholarship Winners

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Local students Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright Recognized for Their Future Leadership in Sustainable Land Use ULI Philadelphia has announced that Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright have been named the 2016 recipients of the ULI Future Leaders Scholarship. Created by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Group, the scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student ($2,000) and an undergraduate student ($1,000) who demonstrate excellence in a ULI-related field of academic study. The winner of the $2,000 graduate-level scholarship is Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye from Accra, Ghana and currently resides in University … Read More

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