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The Borough of State College Released RFP for Allen Street Civic District

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The Borough of State College seeks qualified developers for the redevelopment of Borough controlled land between Allen Street and D Alley known as the Allen Street Civic District or State College Town Centre. Proposals are due by March 27. To learn more visit: http://www.statecollegepa.us/DocumentCenter/View/17638

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Scholarship Applications Now Open

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ULI (Urban Land Institute) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  The “Future Leaders” scholarship awards two scholarship of at least $2,000 to students engaged in a ULI-related field of academic study such as planning, real estate development, architecture, engineering, real estate law, construction management, real estate finance, economic development, etc. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute today has more than 40,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum … Read More

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Recap: Preserving the Past and Building the Future Panel

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On Thursday, January 26  Jackie Buhn, President, Athenian Razak; Bobby Fijan, Principal, Cross Properties; Paul Steinke, Executive Director, Preservation Alliance. Moderator: Antonio Fiol-Silva, Founding Principal, SITIO architecture + urbanism., gathered Villanova University – The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, for a discussion on historical redevelopment in the region. Read the UrbanLand Article on the panel at http://urbanland.uli.org/economy-markets-trends/preserving-past-building-future-philadelphia/  

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Applications Open for 2017 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has set the standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. ULI Philadelphia will honor the projects within the region with our 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, celebrating the legacy of the late ULI Philadelphia founder and civic leader Bill Rouse.  Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry and advance the ULI mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI members and non-members … Read More

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ULI NEXT Global Travels to Cuba

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I, along with a group of ULI NEXT Global members organized a trip to Cuba. Little did we know it was going be following  the death of Fidel Castro. Upon arriving in Cuba, we came to learn that the country was in a nine day mourning period, which meant no alcohol and no music could be played! We had scheduled talks with an economist, a musician (who couldn’t play his music due to the mourning period), and a panel of female physicians and teachers who talked to us about race and gender relationships in … Read More

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Want a Free Registration or Phillies Tickets? Take our Member Survey!

Participate in our Member Survey and be entered to win one of two (2) complimentary registrations to a ULI Philadelphia event of your choice, or 2 tickets to a Phillies game this spring (2 winners). The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, December 21.           Click (or copy) this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ULIPHL to get started.   Your responses will be kept confidential.  

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Amtrak Seeks Development Partners for Key Property

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Amtrak, in conjunction with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank,  issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for a long term lease and development of the property on the corner of 30th Street and  John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The property is adjacent to the third busiest Amtrak station and includes a roughly 32,500 square foot tract of land and associated air rights.  The property is zoned to allow for a wide range of institutional, commercial, office and residential uses. To read more and for contact information click here.

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Fall Meeting Takeaways from Our WLI Scholarship Winner

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Land development builds for the future and the best land development builds a better future. After spending the week with the visionary, practical, technically expert and financially savvy men and women at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, it’s clear that making a better future is what ULI is all about. Twenty years ago, as an environmental consultant I had to convince land-development clients that the earth’s environmental quality had value—but the people I met at the Fall Meeting needed no convincing. They love the land. In fact, ULI members … Read More

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Recap — Real Estate Forecast 2017

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On Friday, Nov. 18, over 500 people joined ULI Philadelphia in welcoming Mitchell M. Roschelle from Pricewaterhouse-Coopers at The Union League for his presentation on Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017. He discussed the role of small entrepreneurial development, labor scarcity and housing affordability in real estate trends as well as trends in Capital Markets and the markets to watch.  Mitch kept the presentation light and lively as he regaled everyone with personal and professional stories related to real estate.  A panel on trends and innovation impacting regional real estate followed, and included Andrew Garnar-Wortzel, Principal, … Read More

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We’ve Moved!

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ULI Philadelphia has “moved on up.” Thank you to our sponsor Langan for sharing their beautiful new office with us. Our new address is 1818 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Click here for our new phone numbers.  

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