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Magic on North Broad: Q+A on the Divine Lorraine with Eric Blumenfeld and Chris Cordaro, EB Realty

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On May 17, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host a tour of the Divine Lorraine, a pivotal development project for Philadelphia’s North Broad Street neighborhood.  We asked Eric Blumenfeld and Chris Cordaro, President and Vice President of EB Realty, to share some insights into their work and the future of their development efforts in Philadelphia. ULI: Why focus on North Broad Street?   Blumenfeld:  12 years ago, The North Broad Street Corridor was a godforsaken, forgotten stretch of Philadelphia consisting of a wide array of contrasting yet interesting and historic buildings, … Read More

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Join the ULI Philly Team

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We’re hiring for a Manager position. This is a great opportunity to join a small and entrepreneurial team, work members who lead the real estate industry and help us shape the future of ULI Philadelphia. Please share with your networks! Read the job description and instructions to apply here.

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14 Finalists Announced for ULI Philadelphia’s 2017 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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National jury panel reviewed projects; Winners to be announced June 14th ULI Philadelphia is pleased to announce 14 finalists for ULI Philadelphia’s fourth annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence, modeled after the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, will recognize superior development projects in  Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Winners will be announced at a cocktail reception on June 14th at the Ballroom at The Ben in Philadelphia. Criteria for the awards include factors beyond innovation in planning and design, … Read More

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City Seeks Consultant To Manage Historic Preservation Task Force

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The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia and the Department of Planning and Development seek a qualified professional consultant to manage a historic preservation task force appointed by the Mayor James F. Kenney of the City of Philadelphia. Read the rfp here. Deadline for Submission: Responses are due by 5:00 pm Monday May 15, 2017 to mayorsfund@phila.gov

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PRA PRA Announces Developer for Osage Pine Project

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The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) announced AJR Endeavors, LLC to develop and restore housing on 36 vacant properties along the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street, at the site of the former MOVE bombing. Read more: https://www.philadelphiaredevelopmentauthority.org/news/pra-announces-developer-osage-pine-project

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Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties will represent ULI Philadelphia on new Historic Preservation Task Force

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Mayor Jim Kenney has appointed a panel of developers, scholars, city officials and preservationists to recommend ways the city can better prevent its historic buildings from falling to the wrecking ball. Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties will represent ULI Philadelphia on this task force. Read more here. ULI Philadelphia previously worked in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and released a report. Read more about our work here and download the report.    

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Now Open: 2018-2020 Rose Fellowship Application

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The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral staff member of the organization, the fellow will focus on advancing the organization’s practices in community engagement, sustainability and design excellence. By becoming a fellow, you join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. Apply at: http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/solutions-and-innovation/design-leadership/rose-architectural-fellowship/become-a-fellow

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4 ULI Philadelphia Members selected for PBJ’s 40 under 40

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Rebecca Devine, Principal, Maven Communications; Douglas Green, Managing Principal, MSC Retail; Gregory Heller, Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; and Monica Jindia, Vice President, Business Development, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company have been selected for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40. See the full list here.

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Philly LISC Seeks Program Officer for Lending

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Philadelphia LISC seeks a Lending Program Officer to advance our community development lending program.  This person will be responsible for lending business development and loan originations that support LISC’s strategic priorities and a comprehensive approach to neighborhood revitalization. Primary responsibilities will include identifying project opportunities; providing technical assistance to local borrowers; initial vetting of projects and structuring financing needs; and developing key relationships and partnerships with public and private leaders in the Philadelphia market. Qualified candidates will have a minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in lending, finance, community development or related field; familiarity … Read More

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Recap: “Creating the Next Great Region”

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On Tuesday, April 4 keynote speaker Hon. Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Resident Fellow and former Pittsburgh Mayor; David Butcher, President, WCI Partners; Bradley R. Jones, President and CEO, Harristown Development Corporation; Marshall W. Snively, President, Lancaster City Alliance; and moderator, Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities to growing the region, and making great communities. Read more about this event here.  

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