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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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The North Station District Technical Assistance Report Released

ULI Philadelphia’s report provides recommendations on development, design and growth opportunities for the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia today released its report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on January 25-26, 2018 to study the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station for redevelopment. At the request of the study sponsors- the City of Philadelphia in conjunction with the North Station District, LLC (the development team)- ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), a group of volunteer member experts, to examine … Read More

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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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ULI Philadelphia Announces Co-Chairs of the Delaware Regional Satellite Council

James Landon and Douglas Hershman join Jay White as Delaware Regional Satellite Council Co-Chairs   The Delaware Regional Satellite Council of Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia) has announced that James A. Landon and Douglas M. Hershman will join Jay L. White as Delaware Regional Satellite Council co-chairs. The Delaware Council engages the state’s public and private sector members through events and programs, and supports membership and community outreach throughout Delaware. James A. Landon is a Partner at Morris James in the firm’s Real Estate Practice group. James’ practice primarily focuses … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Report Highlights Importance of a Vibrant Commercial District in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Camp Hill, a small town two miles southwest of Harrisburg in Cumberland County, aims to create and promote its vibrant business corridor by implementing recommendations from the report issued today by ULI Philadelphia. At the request of the Camp Hill Borough, ULI – the Urban Land Institute, Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to study the commercial and retail district and identify opportunities to develop and encourage entrepreneurial activity. The report’s recommendations include conducting a market study; creating an advocate for the downtown corridor; improving streetscape elements; defining signage … Read More

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We’re Hiring! Executive Director for ULI Philadelphia

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POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the ULI Executive Vice President for Member Networks (district councils and product councils) and to the District Council Chair of ULI Philadelphia, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the district council’s program of work, including developing and executing strategies that manage the district council and Institute resources, expertise, and leadership to have a constructive impact on local and regional development issues and land use policies. The Executive Director will be charged with the oversight and coordination of the district council’s various activities, including programs, membership, … Read More

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Delaware’s Market Street Village one of six finalists in Jack Kemp Housing Awards

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Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Market Street Village is a mixed-income development that provides a mix of retail and housing for teachers and other young professionals in a transit-oriented location in the central business district. The development’s 76 apartments include 63 units reserved for households at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI) and 13 units for households earning 60-120% of AMI. The development reuses three historic mid-rise buildings along the Market Street Historic Corridor. The locations of the buildings along the corridor were selected to reactivate vacant structures and eliminate pockets of blight. The … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards Two 2016 Future Leaders Scholarship Winners

Local students Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright Recognized for Their Future Leadership in Sustainable Land Use ULI Philadelphia has announced that Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright have been named the 2016 recipients of the ULI Future Leaders Scholarship. Created by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Group, the scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student ($2,000) and an undergraduate student ($1,000) who demonstrate excellence in a ULI-related field of academic study. The winner of the $2,000 graduate-level scholarship is Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye from Accra, Ghana and currently resides in University … Read More

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Eight Winners Announced at ULI Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

ULI Philadelphia’s Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence recognize the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The winning projects – which represent a variety of types, including urban mixed-use, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, multipurpose entertainment, and institutional projects – were scored by 15 jury members from around the nation on use of best practices; quality planning and design; elements that build healthy places; environmental sustainability and energy reduction; economic success and market acceptance. “The finalists and … Read More

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Member Spotlight: Paul Commito

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This month we sat down with Paul Commito, Vice President of Development, Brandywine Realty Trust and Chair for Mission Advancement (CMA) for ULI Philadelphia. Paul shares his thoughts on what makes ULI special, feedback from the recent Spring Meeting and why people don’t want to drive anymore. How did you get your start in real estate? It’s an interesting business – it’s not like you learn how to be a real estate developer in high school or college. I started on the brokerage side in the 80’s working on condo … Read More

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