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ULI Appoints New Chairs- News Coverage

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ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair Christopher M. Hager, P.E. appointed Jay Appleton as Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall as Regional Satellites Chair. “We are thrilled to welcome Jay, Megan and Tom to their new leadership positions. The strength of ULI Philadelphia is directly related to the commitment of our members and leadership teams. Jay, Megan and Tom will be tremendous assets in helping us expand capacity, particularly with regard to ULI Philadelphia hosting the ULI Global Spring Meeting in 2016,” said Hager. Read the full release … Read More

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Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Elects New Chairs

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Jay Appleton appointed as new Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart appointed as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall appointed as Regional Satellites Chair Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2014) – ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, has appointed Jay Appleton as Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall as Regional Satellites Chair.  The appointments were made by ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair Christopher M. Hager, P.E. As Sponsorship Chair, Jay Appleton, P.E. will develop and implement goals and plans to retain existing sponsors … Read More

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Making Joe Frazier’s Gym a historical site won’t be easy

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Joe Frazier‘s Gym on N. Broad Street is an iconic location, where the former heavyweight champion trained for classic bouts with Muhammad Ali — like the Fight of the Century and the Thrilla in Manilla. But the gym closed in 2008 and Smokin’Joe died in 2011. The space has since been sold and leased to a retail furniture store. But there’s a movement to give Joe Frazier‘s Gym a historical designation and purpose. ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profitUrban Land Institute, released a report detailing what the city can do with the … Read More

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Movement Happening on Joe Frazier Gym Two Weeks After ULI TAP Report Released

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ULI Philadelphia conducted a Technical Assistance Panel at Joe Frazier’s gym to identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would help to honor Frazier’s legacy. After interviewing members of the TAP, Metro Philadelphia interviewed Bernard Hopkins. Click here to find out what Hopkins had to say about the property. 

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Econsult Solutions Inc.’s Quarterly Housing Index for 2014 Q2

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The Philadelphia housing market had another strong spring this quarter, with some differences across subregions. Quality-adjusted prices of single-family houses in Philadelphia increased by an average of 5.1 percent this quarter and are up 3.1 percent from a year ago. Trends in the city continue to track those in the metro area and the nation. Almost every subregion saw growth this quarter. The strongest growth, percentagewise, occurred in the North . Click the link to read more: ESI Philadelphia Housing Index 2014 Q2

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Joe Frazier’s Gym Studied for Adaptive Reuse by ULI Philadelphia and Preservation Alliance

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Philadelphia, PA (July 17, 2014) – How do you honor boxing icon Joe Frazier while creating a resource that not only improves his storied former boxing gym but also the neighboring community?  ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) on behalf of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia to study the Joe Frazier Gym building and identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would honor Frazier’s legacy. To view the full report and its recommendations, click here. Once a … Read More

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Spotlight: Monica Jindia

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As part of an ongoing series of interviews with leading members of ULI Philadelphia, meet our Chair for Mission Advancement and Vice President for Business Development at Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. How long have you been a ULI member? I have been a member since 2005 and serve in this region on the Advisory Board, the Management & Governance Committee, the Women’s Leadership Council and the Young Leaders Council. Nationally, I serve on the Programming Committee and Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and the Next 100 Formation Committee. How has being a ULI member benefitted you? I came into the industry … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards For Excellence in the News

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Check out all of the press that the ULI Philadelphia Willard G. Rouse III Awards for Excellence has received: PIDC- 12 PIDC Projects Named Finalists in Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s Inaugural Willard G. Rouse Awards Greater Reading Economic Partnership- Local Firm and School District win ULI Philadelphia Excellence Award Reading School District – Amanda Stout Wins ULI Philadelphia Excellence Award Street Insider- Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriot Hotel Recognized as Philadelphia ULI Awards Winners News on 6 – Project HOME’s JBJ Soul Homes Development Receives Inaugural 2014 ULI Award … Read More

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Nine Projects Recognized For Award Named After Bill Rouse

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Sister Cities Park, Lenfest Hall and Paseo Verde were among the nine projects named winners for the inaugural Willard G.“Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. Read the full story by the Philadelphia Business Journal here.

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Nine “Exemplary” Projects Win ULI Philadelphia Inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence

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Philadelphia, PA- June 19, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities, is pleased to announce nine winners for its inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The winners were announced at a cocktail reception at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia on June 18. ULI Philadelphia received 57 nominations of projects in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware which were completed within … Read More

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