This month we sat down with member James A. Bilella II, PE, VP at longtime ULI Philadelphia sponsor Urban Engineers where Jim is general manager of facilities design and a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in design and construction. Additionally, he serves as Councilman for Berlin Borough, NJ. We are all very excited about the ULI Spring Meeting being held in Philadelphia this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what you think having the Spring Meeting here means for Philadelphia? Hosting the global Spring Meeting will be an excellent opportunity … Read More
On Tuesday September 22nd some of the region’s biggest policy makers came to The Union League for a discussion on Greater Philadelphia’s evolving energy future. Keynote speaker, Professor Mark Alan Hughes, Ph.D of PennDesign led off by giving a glimpse of the energy landscape as whole. This included his “three simple propositions” which offered big picture planning advice for companies, politicians, and community members. The subsequent panelists all discussed how current energy policies have impacted their fields; each bringing a unique perspective and offering up advice for how to move … Read More
ULI Philadelphia’s recently released TAP report made headlines this week for its recommendations to revitalize the Reading Terminal Headhouse, a historically important but highly underutilized asset located in the heart of East Market. Conducted on behalf of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, the report outlines some of the major challenges and potential solutions facing the Headhouse. As reported in the Philadelphia Business Journal: “The ULI panel concluded that while it may not look like it at first blush, Reading Terminal Headhouse is a complicated space that really does need some help. … Read More
Join more than 7,000 real estate leaders from around the world at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco, October 5-8 and see who else will be there. Added bonus – FREE reception for all ULI members attending from throughout the Northeast Corridor on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery. Free but advance registration is required so click here.
Natalie Kostelni, of the Philadelphia Business Journal, sat down with ULI Philadelphia’s new chair Antonio Fiol-Silva for exclusive interview. Fiol-Silva is a principal with Wallace Roberts & Todd, and the first planner and architect in 20 years to be named chair of the local chapter of Urban Land Institute. In addition to exciting projects around Philadelphia, Fiol-Silva discusses ULI’s global spring meeting being held in Philadelphia next year and making sure that goes off without a hitch is at the top of his agenda. Read the article here. See additional coverage of ULI Philadelphia’s new … Read More
Disruptive technology is all around us. The Global Young Leaders Network invites you to submit a 60-90 second video telling us about an innovative real estate technology or idea. ULI wants to tap your wisdom. Tell us how you see the real estate industry being transformed by new technologies and what it means for the future of the built environment and how we live and work within it. Please describe your vision for how these new technologies are challenging current industry practices, fostering more resilient communities, and changing the world around … Read More
The Society for Marketing Professionals (SMPS) is hosting a national conference, called Build Business, bringing together 1,000 marketers and business developers from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community. SMPS’ conference in 2016 will be held here in Philadelphia, and the have recently issued their Call for Presentations to obtain the highest quality speakers for this national audience. As ULI is a leader in sustainability and responsible development in the region, SMPS would love to see ULI Philadelphia members submit sessions to present cutting-edge topics at our conference. It is a great way … Read More
Atlantic City is seeking RFPs from developers for approximately 14 properties ranging from Garden Pier to boardwalk properties, commercial and residential lots. RFP deadline is August 11; see the full details here. Read more in The Inquirer.
Dear ULI Members and Friends, I am honored to take the reins as ULI Philadelphia District Chair during such an incredible time for our organization and the region at large. Development is happening everywhere, with creative, innovative projects cropping up that change the way we think about the possibilities of our built environment. In 2016 Philadelphia will host the ULI Spring Meeting, a unique opportunity to showcase these exciting changes on a national stage. Along with our members, outstanding sponsors and dedicated staff, our District Council has a unique opportunity … Read More
ULI Philadelphia announced seven winners for its 2015 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence announced a cocktail reception at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia on June 17th. The Awards for Excellence recognizes the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Nearly 30 submissions were reviewed by an esteemed panel of ULI members from across the country and narrowed to a field of 15 finalists. The winning projects – which represent a variety of project types, … Read More