Monthly Archives: October 2017

Meet the Sharks: Tony Rimikis

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked Tony Rimikis to share some insights and why he is excited to return as moderator. ULI:What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event? I enjoy listening to the presentations of the developers and gauging their expertise, commitment, and excitement for the development challenge.  ULI: What are some of the driving factors that are affecting the Philadelphia real estate market today? The neighborhood growth brought on by young people wanting to stay in … Read More

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Sink Your Teeth Into ULI Philadelphia’s Shark Tank

Modeled after the popular long-running TV show of the same name, ULI Philadelphia’s Shark Tank event is back for its second year in a row, offering a look into the world of real estate development and the capital funding and investment process in a fun and entertaining format. Brought to you by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Council, Shark Tank will provide aspiring and established developers the opportunity to present their real world project ideas to a panel of “sharks” – successful professionals in real estate development and financing who can, … Read More

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Philadelphia Submits Its Pitch to Amazon

On Thursday, October 19th the city of Philadelphia submitted its pitch to the e-commerce giant, Amazon. Along with the pitch came a new website including breakdowns on “why Philadelphia,” videos, and letters of support. Check out the site here: https://public.philadelphiadelivers.com/ Amazon is expected to make a decision in 2018.

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Key Takeaways From The Housing Affordability Question

On Wednesday Morning, October 11th, ULI Philadelphia convened private and public sector real-estate practitioners to discuss housing affordability in the City of Philadelphia. Kevin Gillen, Senior Research Fellow at Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, opened the discussion with an overview of the metrics he employs to describe real estate trends in the City’s housing market (his reports are published quarterly by the Lindy Institute). Gillen’s analysis focused on conventional measures of housing affordability: the proportion of market rate units that City residents at median income can afford without experiencing … Read More

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Etkin Johnson Scholarship Awarded to 10 Local Students

The Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Scholarship program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving land use industry in Philadelphia. From October 2017 through May 2018, the participants will attend ULI Philadelphia events, committees, become volunteers, meet with a mentor and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership. Winners received one year of a complimentary membership as well as complimentary registrations, participation in the mentorship program, as well as other benefits. Aminat Temitope Akanji Aminat Akanji is currently a Real … Read More

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Advise on a Technical Assistance Panel

We are seeking ULI members to serve as panelists on three upcoming Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)!   Winter 2018 TAP Opportunities  The North District Station TAP will examine the redevelopment of a true inter-modal mass transit urban site in Philadelphia. The TAPs Council is in search of transportation planners, economic development analysts, architects and community development professionals to participate in the next TAP on January 4 – 5, 2018. The North District Station TAP will explore possibilities for market-supported redevelopment surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station on North Broad Street and how … Read More

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Williamstown Developer Tour on October 18th

Don’t miss the Williamstown Developer Tour on October 18th! This event will highlight opportunities and opportunities for growth and development. http://bit.ly/2gg7TDS

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10 Minutes: A Short Walk to a Park, a Giant Step to Transform America’s Cities

Nation’s Mayors Launch Groundbreaking 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign On October 10th,  Mayor Kenney and 133 of the nation’s most influential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. This bipartisan group includes mayors from all across the country and represents cities large and small, including America’s four largest cities … Read More

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ULI NEXT Applications Extended to October 16th!

ULI NEXT Philadelphia is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for mid-career professionals. The goal of ULI NEXT Philadelphia is to actively engage members who are 30-45 of age in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities. This Council extends ULI’s global resources and membership networks to foster leadership opportunities in development and the built environment. ULI NEXT Philadelphia will provide a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships across ULI’s leadership and member networks. … Read More

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Recap: “Reaching for the Future- Lehigh Valley Financing and Development Outlook”

On October 5th keynote speaker Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute; Gene Goldfeder, Manager, Catasauqua Borough; Mark Mulligan, CEO, VM Development Group; Amanda Raudenbush, Director of Community Planning, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission;  J.B. Reilley, CEO, City Center Allentown and moderator, Jason Engelhardt, Principal and Vice President, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc, gathered to discuss economic development and creative financing and partnerships spurring development throughout the Lehigh Valley. Check out full coverage of the event by visiting: The Morning Call’s “Ex-Pittsburgh Mayor Tells Lehigh Valley Developers To Take Risks” Lehigh Valley Business’  “Opportunities Abound for Developers Who Take … Read More

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