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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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15 Finalists Announced for ULI Philadelphia’s 2016 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

National jury panel selected; winners to be announced June 15th Philadelphia – May 10, 2016 – ULI Philadelphia is pleased to announce 15 finalists for ULI Philadelphia’s third annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence recognize top projects completed within the last five years by ULI members and nonmembers throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  More than two dozen entries were received.  Winners will be announced at an awards reception on June 15th at the Ballroom at The Ben in … Read More

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March 4 Application Deadline for Bill Rouse Awards for Excellence

March 4th is the deadline to apply for the Annual ULI Philadelphia Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence, honoring the best projects in the region. Projects must meet ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide; achieve excellence in the use of best practices; demonstrate quality planning and design; incorporate elements that build healthy places (ULI’s global theme); promote environmental sustainability and energy reduction; achieve economic success and market acceptance; and meet community needs. Anyone can enter —  members and … Read More

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Vanguard Chairman and CEO F. William McNabb III is Opening Keynote Speaker at ULI’s 2016 Spring Meeting, Set for April 19-21 in Philadelphia

Mobile Tours to Highlight Innovative Real Estate Developments throughout Metro Area For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202/624-7086 or visit http://spring.uli.org/ Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Spring Meeting, set for April 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities. The Spring Meeting, open only to ULI full members, routinely draws nearly 3,000 attendees, … Read More

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ULI Case Study – Paseo Verde

Paseo Verde is ULI’s latest case study. To read the full text please visit ULI’s case study website or download the PDF for a printer-friendly version of the case study. Paseo Verde is a keystone development that connects an ethnically diverse, low-income neighborhood to the adjacent train station and to Temple University. Before the development, commuter trains hurried past a drab station and a dingy, fenced-in parking lot, shadowed by public housing on one side and blighted rowhouses on the other. Today, the same trains pull up alongside a mosaic of bright … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia’s 2016 Real Estate Forecast

On Friday November 20th, ULI Philadelphia presented its annual Real Estate Forecast for 2016 at The Union League in Center City, Philadelphia. This event featured a panel of leading real estate experts as well as a keynote presentation of this year’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report. Mitchell M. Roschelle, Real Estate Business Advisory Services at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, began by presenting this year’s report, which delved into mega trends including where to invest, which sectors and markets offered the best prospects, as well as the importance of interest rates, job mobility, … Read More

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15 Finalists Announced for ULI Philadelphia’s 2015 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence

We are pleased to announce the finalists for ULI Philadelphia’s second annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence.  Winners will be announced at an evening reception on June 17th. The Awards for Excellence recognize top projects completed within the last five years by ULI members and nonmembers throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The 15 finalists represent a wide variety of project types, including adaptive reuse, commercial, residential, healthcare and entertainment. The nominations were reviewed by a 16-member jury of esteemed ULI members from … Read More

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Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Elects New Chairs

Jay Appleton appointed as new Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart appointed as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall appointed as Regional Satellites Chair Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2014) – ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, has appointed Jay Appleton as Sponsorship Chair, Megan Leinart as Membership Chair and Thomas Smithgall as Regional Satellites Chair.  The appointments were made by ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair Christopher M. Hager, P.E. As Sponsorship Chair, Jay Appleton, P.E. will develop and implement goals and plans to retain existing sponsors … Read More

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Joe Frazier’s Gym Studied for Adaptive Reuse by ULI Philadelphia and Preservation Alliance

Philadelphia, PA (July 17, 2014) – How do you honor boxing icon Joe Frazier while creating a resource that not only improves his storied former boxing gym but also the neighboring community?  ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) on behalf of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia to study the Joe Frazier Gym building and identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would honor Frazier’s legacy. To view the full report and its recommendations, click here. Once a … Read More

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