Monthly Archives: March 2018

Hines Post-Competition Celebration at UPenn

On Wednesday, March 14, the PennDesign Real Estate Club hosted the second annual ULI Hines Post-Competition Celebration at Meyerson Hall on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. The event convened graduate students representing all six teams from the Penn that competed in the annual challenge, in addition to friends and faculty. Students enjoyed pizza and refreshments while reviewing final boards from all participating teams. The six interdisciplinary teams from Penn included students from PennDesign and the Wharton School; as the competition guidelines stipulate, groups must include five students from at least … Read More

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Re-Cap: Case Study of a Deal

On Thursday, March 8, ULI Young Leaders hosted Case Study of a Deal. This educational event was the first in a three-part series that will bring in the professionals behind some of Philly’s recent real estate projects to lead candid discussions that highlight all phases of the real estate development process. Thursday’s event focused on the Acquisition and Financing phases of the Chestnut Street deal, better known as The Collins– 112 loft-style apartments and 90,000 SF of multi-level large format retail space on the 1100 block of Chestnut St. Presenters … Read More

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The Gift of Mentorship

The Young Leaders Mentoring Program is year-long endeavor designed to develop emerging talent in real estate and foster mutually beneficial relationships within ULI.  As a mentee and an emerging young professional, I’ve been fortunate to be part of the program for a second year in a row. Mentors have always been a part of my personal and professional life.  They’ve helped guide some of my most important professional decisions.  They’ve helped me get through college, weigh my Graduate School choices, make summer internship decisions, and pick professional development pursuits.  I … Read More

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What I Learned From the First NEXT Flight

After hearing about ULI NEXT from a friend and colleague who was very active with ULI, I decided to apply to the first ULI NEXT flight. As an urban planner at a non-profit that works closely on a variety of planning and development issues, I was interested in becoming more involved with ULI in general. I was particularly intrigued by the group’s focus on mid-career professionals, which seemed like a missing element among the various professional organizations in the city. With each ULI NEXT meeting, everyone in our flight gained … Read More

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Meet the 2018 NEXT Flight

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. Meet the second ULI Philadelphia NEXT Flight. Susannah Henschel (NEXT Co-Chair) Susannah Henschel is a Vice President at RPM Development, a firm specializing in residential and mixed-use development with an emphasis on affordable housing in New Jersey. She works on all aspects of the development process – from identifying development … Read More

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