Author Archives: ULI Philadelphia

Reflecting on the ULI Philadelphia Awards

As an attendee of the ULI Philadelphia Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence earlier this month, I was privileged to sit among the builders and creators of this beautiful city. As Inga Saffron claimed in the ceremony’s welcome remarks – Philadelphia has some unique features that have helped maintain the liveliness of this city.  Some noteworthy points included the value of Center City’s healthy mix of uses, inviting sidewalk retail, and the decline of parking garages -leaving room for innovative solutions in how to reuse this space.  Inga … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Reflecting on the ULI Philadelphia Awards

Applications Open for ’18 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

The 2018 ULI Fall Meeting, applications will be accepted now through Jun 29.  ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2018 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, MA, October 8-11. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of ULI women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Applications Open for ’18 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

Young Leader Council Members Volunteer with Philabundance

Seven Philadelphia Young Leaders got together on June 12th for a fun evening of meat-sorting for a good cause at the Philabundance hunger relief warehouse.  They worked together to frantically pack 30 pound boxes of frozen poultry, pork, and even quail off a fast-moving conveyor built, packing 9,000 pounds in all! Special thanks to Philabundance for hosting as well as Giant for their generous donation of all the food being packed. Brian Simel, Director of Development, Cross Properties and Young Leader Council Member.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Young Leader Council Members Volunteer with Philabundance

Recap: Spring Meeting Council Exchange

The ULI Spring Meeting was a great experience, and there could not have been a more opportune time to visit Detroit as a guest on the Urban Revitalization Council (URC).  As Detroit continues to push growth as a city formerly built to hold over 2 million people, the URC council had a front row seat to the key players creating new opportunities and experiences in bringing life back to the “D”.  With several exciting panels and tours in and around the city throughout our council day, I was able to … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Recap: Spring Meeting Council Exchange

Recapping the YLG Leadership Exchange

Once a year, ULI hosts an “exchange program” for Young Leaders at a selected North American city. This May, I joined two dozen Young Leaders from across the country at the Toronto Young Leader’s Exchange. As the selected city, Toronto was proud to welcome our group of curious Young Leaders to tour us around the most multicultural city in the world – that’s right, more diverse than New York City. Did you know? Tours and Speakers: The host city for these exchanges are put together by the other Young Leader … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Recapping the YLG Leadership Exchange

Recap: Sold Out University City Rising

On Wednesday, May 16 Joseph A. Reagan, Jr., Northeast Region Executive Senior Vice President, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC; Nancy Rogo Trainer, Associate Vice President and University Architect, Drexel University; Natalie Shieh , Senior Manager, Major Stations Planning and Development at Amtrak; and Moderator Eleanor Sharpe, Executive Director at Philadelphia City Planning Commission, gathered at 3601 Market Street, for a discussion on the explosive development in University City over the past 20 years with an exciting growth trajectory ahead. From the expansion and reinvestment of the major anchor institutions to the public/private partnerships and attraction … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Recap: Sold Out University City Rising

Recap: Delaware Developer’s Forum

On Tuesday, May 15 keynote speaker Michael S. Purzycki, D-Wilmington; Paul McConnell, Partner, McConnell Johnson Real Estate LLC, Wilmington, DE; Doug Motley, Principal, Jack Lingo Asset Management, Rehoboth, DE; Jeff Lang, President & Owner, Lang Development Group, Newark, DE; Robert Wittig, Partner, Diamond State Management Real Estate (DSM), Newark, DE; and moderator, William R. Russell, III, Principal, Wye Realty Advisors gathered to discuss opportunities and challenges in Delaware’s real estate investment landscape. The Panel represented expertise in multiple  asset classes and geographies, throughout the state, and provided a deep dive to Development in the Diamond State.   … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Recap: Delaware Developer’s Forum

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

Posted in News | Comments Off on Re-Cap: Case Study of a Deal: SoNo

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

Posted in News | Comments Off on Hines Post-Competition Celebration at UPenn

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

Posted in News | Comments Off on Re-Cap: Case Study of a Deal