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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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PRA Is Seeking Proposals for 36 Properties

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Proposals  for 36 properties at 6200 Osage Avenue and 6200 Pine Street in the Cobbs Creek Philadelphia are due by December 16. There will be a site visit on November 28 at 10am at 6216 Osage Avenue. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority wants developers to take into consideration the history of the area and trauma residents may have experienced. More information can be found here.

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Philadelphia Land Bank Re-Issues West Poplar Workforce Housing RFP

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The Philadelphia Land Bank re-issued the West Poplar Workforce Housing RFP. Developers are encouraged to submit proposals for seven publicly owned vacant lot properties in the West Poplar neighborhood of Philadelphia. The RFP is aimed at promoting homeownership of family-style workforce hosuing under the WFH Program. Interested? Read more here.

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ULI Fall Meeting Round Up

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The ULI Fall Meeting was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX from October 24 to the 27. Here are the 3 things you need to know: ULI Philadelphia Selected as Urban Innovation Grant Recipient The Urban Innovation Grant awarded to ULI Philadelphia is a state-wide study, to be undertaken by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, ULI Philadelphia, and other partners, of Pennsylvania’s ten most populous metro regions that will demonstrate the economic development benefits of developing – and investing in – “walkable urban places” or “WalkUPS” … Read More

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Shark Tank: Call for Proposals

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We are soliciting proposals from savvy real estate entrepreneurs to pitch development projects at ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Shark Tank. Chosen presenters will gain exposure to industry professionals including a wide array of lenders, private investors, developers, architects, and others who could provide both capital and expertise to help bring their project to fruition. Candidates will be chosen based on real estate development experience, the ability to make a concise and captivating presentation, an active and interesting deal, and a healthy sense of humor. The Shark Tank program will be held … Read More

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Recap: Breakfast for New, Re-Engaging and Prospective Members

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On Thursday, October 20 attendees of the breakfast heard from ULI Philadelphia Governance Chair, Chris Hager, and Past Chair, David Ricci, on how ULI membership has grown their network and career, and how new members can get more involved by joining local councils and begin growing their own network. Through ULI, you can make an impact on your community, gain new perspectives from professionals in all facets of real estate and land use, and gain a competitive edge by understanding trends affecting the business in your community and region. Become a member today … Read More

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Congratulations to LVPC on 55 years of Planning in the Lehigh Valley

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Becky Bradley, Executive Director of Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and co-chair of ULI Philadelphia’s Lehigh Valley Regional Satellite Council hosted a great event last week for the 3rd Annual Awards + Gala. #landuse #lehighvalley Congratulations on 55 years of planning in the Lehigh Valley!

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