ULI Philadelphia: Spring Forward 2023: Regional Economic Outlook


2023-05-31T16:00:00 - 2023-05-31T19:30:00

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    ULI Philadelphia is excited to announce part one of the two-part ‘Spring Forward 2023’ series! 
    All members and guests are welcome to join us on May 31st, 2023, for a conversation around macro economic trends as we explore myths on the state of inflation, interest rates, public safety & health, housing security, urban-suburban convergence, banking, workforce, and more. Attendees are invited to submit myths to the form linked here for an opportunity for these topics to be addressed at length by our esteemed panelists.
    Panelists include:
    • Keynote: Ryotaro Tashiro, Senior Outreach Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    • Moderator: Rebecca DeJoseph, Vice President & Senior Economist, Econsult Solutions Inc.
    • Paul Levy, President & CEO, Center City District
    • Marshall Snively, President, Lancaster City Alliance 
    Following the program, we invite attendees to stick around with our panel for a happy hour reception.
    We also invite Full ULI Members and ULI Philadelphia leaders to join on June 7th for part two of the Spring Forward 2023 series – Real Estate (Re)Forecast. Engage with local economist Peter Linneman in an intimate gathering exploring how global economic trends are affecting regional real estate markets, followed by a tour of Arthaus Condominiums, the newest and tallest residential project along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. Full members who register for the June 7th program first will receive a discount code to also register for the May 31st program in their confirmation email.
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    Ryotaro Tashiro

    Senior Outreach Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    As a senior outreach economist, Ryo Tashiro travels across the Third District, speaking to various groups about the economic outlook and the functions of the Federal Reserve. He tries to avoid using economic jargon so that those without economic backgrounds can participate in the conversations. Ryo views these interactions with the public as two-way streets. Not only does he see the importance of informing the public about what is going on with the economy and at the Fed, Ryo also thinks it is important to hear what individuals across the District are experiencing in the economy. Many of the research topics Ryo has pursued were inspired by these conversations with the public. Those topics include his two main areas of focus, labor economics and demographics. Among his many contributions to the Bank, Ryo is notably responsible for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Economic Outlook Survey. Prior to joining the Bank in June 2016, Ryo was a business analyst for Bloomberg, where he conducted research on issues related to equity data quality. He has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kenyon College.


    Paul Levy

    President & CEO, Center City District

    Paul is the founding chief executive of the CCD, serving in that capacity since January 1991. The CCD is a $30.5 million downtown management district, which provides security, cleaning, place marketing and planning services, as well as streetscape and park improvements for the central business district of Philadelphia.


    Marshall Snively

    President, Lancaster City Alliance

    Marshall W. Snively is President of the Lancaster City Alliance (LCA). Created as of July 1, 2013, LCA represents the consolidation of two non-profit organizations; the James Street Improvement District and the Lancaster Alliance, both dedicated to community and economic development for the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With a focus of empowering neighborhoods and setting the stage for increased investment, LCA was charged with the development of Building On Strength, the City’s 15 year economic development strategic plan. Implementation of that plan remains LCA’s largest body of work. LCA also manages Lancaster’s Downtown Investment District. At the inception of LCA, Marshall was named Executive Vice President & COO until assuming the role of President in 2016. Marshall joined the James Street Improvement District (JSID) as Vice President in May of 2007 and in 2012 assumed the role of Interim President. His areas of focus included leading economic development initiatives; coordinated marketing programs; and implementing a business retention, expansion and recruitment strategy for Downtown and Northwest Lancaster City. He moved to Lancaster City from Downtown Baltimore, Maryland, where he lived and worked for over 15 years. Marshall’s career has always revolved around the strengthening of urban communities, from both the non-profit and for-profit perspectives. Marshall was Vice President of Economic Development and Planning at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a non-profit business improvement district. In his 10 years at the Partnership, he spearheaded the development and implementation of strategic plans for both business and economic development initiatives. These included the design of streetscape and public space improvements; and the management of a Downtown retail feasibility study and recruitment program. In this role he also directed the Partnership’s economic development department, which was responsible for membership recruit

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