Monthly Archives: April 2018

12 Finalists Announced for ULI PHL’s 2018 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

ULI Philadelphia is pleased to announce the finalists for its 5th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The national jury of experts comprised of interdisciplinary leaders from around the country recognized the high quality across all projects, exhibiting a strong story about the real estate market in the City of Philadelphia and tri-state region. Winners will be announced at a cocktail reception on June 13th. The Awards for Excellence, modeled after the ULI Global Awards for Excellence, recognize superior development projects in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern … Read More

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Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

On April 9th a small group of ULI members met at The Left Bank for a discussion about historic preservation in Philadelphia lead by Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties. In an effort to provide constructive feedback to the City of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force, where Ms. Gutstadt is appointed to represent ULI Philadelphia, attendees discussed the opportunities and challenges surrounding redeveloping historic structures. The attendees- a diverse group of  developers, brokers, bankers, consultants, architects, and urban designers- discussed how the Task Force could improve incentives, regulation and resources. Feedback … Read More

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Re-Cap: Reviving the Industrial: The Rail Park and Spring Arts Tour

On Tuesday, April 10th, area professionals and students congregated outdoors at 1300 Noble Street for the sold out event Reviving Industrial Space & Igniting Neighborhood Transformation. Before the tours of the highly anticipated Rail Park and surrounding neighborhood, the event began with opening remarks by Michael Garden, Vice Chair of the Friends of The Rail Park and Bryan Hanes, Founding Principal of Studio Bryan Hanes, as well as Aaron Cohen and Craig Grossman, General Partners of Arts + Crafts Holdings. Garden explained that the vision for The Rail Park, a … Read More

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Meet the ULI Staff: Laura Slutsky

As Executive Director of ULI Philadelphia, Laura is responsible for all operations, programs policy and management of the almost 1,000-member region. Laura joined ULI and returned to her native Philadelphia last fall from New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the largest municipal housing finance agency in the country, where she managed a portfolio of preservation finance programs, transactions and policy initiatives. Prior to joining HPD, Laura served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Housing Recovery Team working to restore properties affected by Superstorm Sandy. She has significant government, political … Read More

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Re-Cap: Case Study of a Deal: SoNo

On Thursday, April 10th, ULI Young Leaders hosted Case Study of a Deal. This educational event was the second in a three-part series  This session focused on the construction / leasing phase of SoNo and speakers included: Matt Handel, Vice President of Acquisitions and Leasing, Alliance Partners Trevor Pritchett, COO, Yards Brewery and Taproom (Yards) Katie Rivard, Regional Real Estate Director, Target Max Ryan, Director of Development, Alliance Partners The SoNo Deal focuses on the  acquisition  and leasing of the former Destination Maternity headquarters and warehouse. Although, the property cuts the outlook … Read More

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Join the ULI PHL Team

We’re hiring for an Associate position. This is a great opportunity to join a small and entrepreneurial team, work with 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 apply here.

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