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Video Recap: “The Next Step in Qualified Opportunity Zones”

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Recap: “The Next Step in Qualified Opportunity Zones”

Development-Ready Investment Opportunities in Allentown, Pa., Discussed at Qualified Opportunity Zone Symposium More than 200 developers and investors gathered for a symposium October 17 in what may be the nation’s hottest Qualified Opportunity Zone: downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. ULI PHL cohosted the event, “The Next Step in Qualified Opportunity Zones: Development-Ready Investment Opportunities in Allentown,” with the City of Allentown and the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority. “I think the level of interest and level of potential here is very unique to Pennsylvania and the nation,” said featured speaker Evan Weiss, director … Read More

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Third Street Corridor Technical Assistance Panel Released

TLC for Harrisburg’s Third Street Corridor The Urban Land Institute today released its report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on April 18 – 19, 2018 to study Harrisburg’s Third Street Corridor. At the request of the sponsor, the Harristown Development Corporation, ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), where a group of volunteer member experts examined connectivity and marketing opportunities for the Third Street Corridor in Harrisburg, PA. The project sought to provide recommendations on how the corridor can become more connected and accommodating to multiple modes of … Read More

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Report Released: Building Healthy & Walkable Communities

10,000 Friends, with the generous support of ULI Philadelphia through a ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant, produced a white paper report following a multi-year effort to catalog the public health, economic, and financial benefits correlated with healthy and walkable communities in Pennsylvania. Acting on 10,000 Friends’ own recommendations from the report, the organization has created its Healthy & Walkable Communities Initiative to directly assist communities in implementing projects improving health & walkability. Learn more about the project and 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania here.

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Meet the Staff: Kelly Cary

As ULI Philadelphia’s newest Associate, Kelly will be overseeing the Young Leaders Group, Women’s Leadership Initiative, NEXT, Signature Programs Committees, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware Regional Councils. Kelly is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies. She previously worked for the Pittsburgh Downtown CDC as a Project Manager, where she led the event planning team to organize and run city-wide events. She also held a variety of internships within the non-profit and public sectors, including with the Mayor’s Office of … Read More

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Announcing the Winners – Awards for Excellence 2018

The Awards for Excellence celebrate all aspects of development and land use and recognize superior projects completed in the region within the last five years. The winners represent a variety of project types and were selected by a national jury of 12 experts based on not just one element, such as innovation in design, but for a range of characteristics including high standard of real estate development, achieving sustainability and building performance, innovation in site reuse, social impact for the surrounding community and financial success. This year’s winners rose to the … Read More

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Recap: Five Minutes with the Finalists

ULI PHL’s 5th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence finalists represent superior development projects in the greater Philadelphia region that embody the ULI mission of pushing the standard of excellence in real estate and land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities. Here’s a recap of our interviews with the developers behind the finalist projects. Register for the Awards, winners announced live.   448 N. 10th St – Arts + Crafts Holdings 500 Walnut – Scannapieco Development Corporation bridge – Brown Hill Development Capital Flats Phases 1, 2,3 – Onion Flats … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Radnor Property Group

ULI PHL’s 5th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence finalists represent superior development projects in the greater Philadelphia region that embody the ULI mission of pushing the standard of excellence in real estate and land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities. David Yeager, Principal of Radnor Property Group joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Radnor Property Group has been recognized as a finalist for Vue32 / Summer 12. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

ULI PHL’s 5th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence finalists represent superior development projects in the greater Philadelphia region that embody the ULI mission of pushing the standard of excellence in real estate and land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities. Joe Forkin, President of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has been recognized as a finalist for Spruce Street Harbor Park. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and … Read More

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Recap: Taking Stock- Repercussions of Rising Interest Rates

On Tuesday, May 22nd, area professionals gathered at PNC Bank at 1600 Market Street for what was an informative morning at the ULI Philadelphia event, Taking Stock: Repercussions of Rising Interest Rates. After some breakfast and morning networking, attendees sat to listen to an engaging panel moderated by Shawn Howton, Faculty Director of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate and finance professor at Villanova University. The panel was composed of Carl Dranoff, President of Dranoff Properties, Tina Hwang, Managing Director in the PNC-Derivatives Products Group, Jonathan Miniman, Principal/Portfolio … Read More

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