ULI Philadelphia: Annual Real Estate Forecast 2023


2022-11-15T08:00:00 - 2022-11-15T12:00:00

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    ULI Philadelphia Annual Real Estate Forecast 2023: Exploring Drivers of New Investment in Our Region


    Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

    In-Person: World Live Café – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    OR Virtually via Zoom

     Main Theater tickets are now sold out. Online registration has closed. A limited number of in-person Screening Lounge tickets will be available on site. Learn more about the viewing options below.

    If you are a current sponsor, please reach out to [email protected] to pre-register with your complimentary Forecast tickets.

    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    23rd Annual Real Estate Forecast

    Additional speakers to be announced

    See details below

    Event Description

    Join ULI Philadelphia and local experts on November 15th for the 2023 Annual Real Estate Forecast.

    We will explore new investment in the region and identify key regional drivers leading to that new investment. We look forward to hearing from leaders on what are considered to be the fundamental strengths of our local market, as well as the factors that are necessary to sustain economic growth in our region. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report provides a national outlook on real estate investment, development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues. For 44 years PwC and ULI have jointly undertaken Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, a highly regarded and widely read forecast report. Our local panelists will discuss how these trends are playing out in the region across asset classes including the life sciences, multifamily, and industrial.

    Real Estate Forecast Agenda

    8:00AM – Breakfast & Networking

    * Available to in-person attendees only

    9:00AM – Welcome & ULI Remarks

    9:05AM – Fireside Chat: 76ers Development & Impact Initiatives 

    Interviewer: Jeremy Sunkett, Vice President of Real Estate Services, MRA Group

                            David Adelman, President & CEO, Campus Apartments, and Chairman, 76 Devcorp

    David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer, HBSE

    9:25AM – Local Trends Panel: What's Driving New Investment in the Region?

    Moderator: Claire Marrazzo Greenwood, SVP, Economic Competitiveness, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia,

    & Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth 

    Kevin C. Gillen, P.h.D, Senior Research Fellow & Adjunct Professor of Economics, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University

    Gina Lavery, Senior Vice President, Econsult Solutions, Inc.

    Travis McCready, Head of Life Sciences, Industries Americas, JLL

    10:10AM – Audience Q&A

    10:20AM – ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: National Report

    Keynote: Bill Staffieri, Partner, PwC

    10:50AM – Audience Q&A

    11:05AM – Closing Remarks

    11:10AM – Coffee Hour & Networking

    * Available to in-person attendees only

    12:00PM – Adjourn

    Viewing Options

    [SOLD OUT!] In Person: Main Theater

    General Theater sold out – tickets remain for Screening Lounge & Virtual Attendance.

    Hear from speakers in the main theater. We kindly ask attendees to limit side conversations and silence their cell phones. All networking breaks will be with all in person attendees.

    In Person: Screening Lounge

    Prefer to continue your conversation or take a brief call? Select the screening lounge for a live simulcast ideal for multitasking. All networking breaks will be with all in person attendees.

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    Can’t make it in person? Register to watch via Zoom. Virtual broadcast will be available for the content portion of the morning, from 9am – 11am.

    Due to capacity limits of each viewing option, they will be offered on a first come first served basis. Attendees who wish to change their viewing option selection should contact ULI customer service at least 72 hours in advance, by emailing [email protected]

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    Gina Lavery

    Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions Inc.

    Gina Lavery is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), where she has led a range of projects for ESI, primarily focused on urban planning, real estate, and transportation—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support major development projects, providing advisory services on incentive programs and public financing for private and public sectors clients across the US, and supplying market insights for clients making real estate decisions. Prior to joining ESI, Gina was a research analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle, where she was responsible for market research and analysis within the Greater Philadelphia commercial real estate market. From 2009-2016, Ms. Lavery worked at the University of Pennsylvania, in various roles within the Office of Government and Community Affairs. At Penn, she monitored legislative and policy developments within city government, and implemented a strategic communications and outreach plan to advocate for the University’s interests with local government officials and to find opportunities to communicate its economic and social impact in the region. Ms. Lavery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and European History from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Penn’s Weitzman School of Design.  She is actively engaged in ULI Philadelphia, Lambda Alpha Philly, and Commercial Real Estate Women Greater Philadelphia.


    David Gould


    David Gould is the Chief Diversity and Impact Officer for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment (HBSE), an organization comprised of sports and entertainment properties, including the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the Prudential Center, and HBSE Real Estate. As the CDIO, David is responsible for overseeing HBSE’s $20 million commitment to racial equity and efforts to promote diversity equity and inclusion for staff within the company and across the communities that HBSE’s teams live work and play. Much of David’s work focuses on promoting economic opportunity for underserved communities, which includes creating programs to support local diverse businesses and helping to lead the 76ers efforts to build a new arena in a way that is both inclusive and equitable. Prior to joining HBSE, David served as a Deputy Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative, a more than $400 million effort to revitalize community parks, recreation centers, and libraries across Philadelphia while growing small, diverse businesses and connecting women and people of color with careers in construction. David’s efforts focused on ensuring that community members were able given a voice in shaping the vision for the revitalization of their community space and supporting Rebuild’s efforts to maximize the participation and growth of diverse workers and businesses working on Rebuild’s construction projects. David also spent four years at the William Penn Foundation where he served as a Program Officer, managing a $20+ million grant portfolio focused on public space and community development projects in underserved communities across Philadelphia. David serves on the board of trustees for the Free Library of Philadelphia and on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s Economic and Community Advisory Council. David earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Rochester and his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


    David Adelman

    President/Chief Executive Officer, Campus Apartments

    CEO, Campus Apartment As CEO of Campus Apartments, David Adelman is one of the nation’s leading experts on student housing and a driving force in college and university real estate development. His long-term vision and aggressive growth plan drove Campus Apartments to where it is now: one of the largest, privately held student housing companies in the country. Through a three-pronged model based on strategic acquisitions, creative developments and owner-operator consolidation, Adelman has increased the company’s footprint to include properties in 25 states. Under Adelman’s direction, Campus Apartments has redefined university living through superior housing for undergraduates, graduates, faculty and professional staff. In response to the growing demand for vibrant retail, hotel and office space in university communities, Adelman broadened the company's focus to include mixed-use development. Capitalizing on the growing trend toward ownership and investment opportunities, Adelman initiated a faculty and student condominium development program. As a result, Campus Apartments is widely recognized as a leader in the industry, and universities are rapidly turning to Campus Apartments for off-balance-sheet privatized solutions to their housing challenges. Adelman’s strength lies in his ability to structure deals and establish formidable relationships with financial institutions, and he has successfully grown the company’s holdings to more than 34,500 beds across the United States. In 2006, Campus Apartments entered into a $1.1 billion venture with GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd, the real estate investment arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, through which they continually deploy funds for strategic acquisitions and development projects. Adelman is an active private investor and entrepreneur, serving as chairman of Franklin Square Capital Partners, a nationwide distributor of alternative investment products designed for the individual investor, and as vice chairman of FS Investment Corporation and FS Energy and Power Fund, both publicly registered business development companies (BDCs) focused on investing in the debt securities of private U.S. companies. In addition, Adelman is CEO of Campus Technologies, on the ICG (Nasdaq: ICGE) Board of Directors, Vice Chair of University City District Board of Directors, and Chairman of the National Multi Housing Council’s Student Housing Council, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Adelman was named the 2009 recipient of Multifamily Executive magazine’s prestigious “Executive of the Year” award. He was also selected as the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the real estate category in Greater Philadelphia. Adelman was also named the 2012 Homewood Suites Developer of the Year for Hilton Worldwide, in recognition of the company’s first hotel development, Homewood Suites by Hilton® - University City in Philadelphia.


    William Staffieri

    PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG.

    Bill is a partner in PwC’s New York Asset & Wealth Management assurance practice, specializing in real estate. Bill has more than 16 years of experience providing audit and consulting services to large publicly traded REITs as well as private equity real estate firms. He has led audit engagements for real estate investment/opportunity funds, REITs, private equity funds, and portfolios of or individual properties – and has experience with the financing, development, investing, construction, and managing of all types of real estate and hospitality including: multi-family apartments, commercial office and industrial buildings, data centers, retail strip centers and malls, medical office and healthcare, hotels and resorts, etc.


    Claire Greenwood

    Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth

    As the Senior Vice President of Economic Competitiveness, Claire Greenwood is responsible for advancing the Chamber’s work to attract and expand companies, capital, and talent in the Greater Philadelphia region. Through Claire’s direction, she and her team engage C-Suite leaders from Chamber members, partners, and investors to actively work to amplify the region’s competitive advantages and accelerate equitable economic growth. In support of this work, Claire is also responsible for driving the efforts of several Chamber-wide initiatives. This portfolio is inclusive of leading two industry-specific Action Teams that advance economic competitiveness priorities and activities in the energy and life sciences sectors, implementing a multi-platform approach to the region’s talent and workforce challenges, fostering collaboration and exchange between the creative and business communities, and building the organization’s partnerships and marketing campaigns to ensure that companies and talent “Select” Greater Philadelphia. Claire also serves as the Executive Director of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth, a committed group of nearly 60 business, higher education and civic leaders working to make Greater Philadelphia one of the global first-tier 21st-century innovation economies. Ms. Greenwood joined the Chamber from Citizens Bank, where she worked in the Human Resources department on Special Projects and supported the President and CEO in his role as the Chairman of the Board of the Chamber. Previously, she was Deputy Director of Policy for the Katz for Mayor Campaign and a Project Manager for Greater Philadelphia First. Claire graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Biological Sciences and a minor in psychology and received her MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Claire is a member of the Board of Directors for Campus Philly, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.


    Travis McCready

    National Practice Leader, US Life Sciences Markets, JLL

    Travis McCready is the head of life sciences markets in the Americas for JLL, one of the largest commercial rea estate advisories in the world. In this capacity, he leads a multi-country platform that includes brokerage, capital markets, project management, consulting & advisory, and valuation services for life sciences companies, developers and investors. He also co-leads the firms Innovation Districts Practice, helping plan, build and finance innovation districts all over North America. Travis has over 25 years of experience leading public, private, and non-profit ventures with a focus on technology and innovation based economic development. The former President & CEO of the $1.6 billion life sciences funding agency Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Travis is passionate about supporting tech-based entrepreneurship and is a frequent speaker on the evolving role of technology-based economic development at the community and regional level. He remains active in the life sciences community serving on the boards of the global business accelerator MassChallenge, the global life sciences business enabler Nucleate, and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He also serves in advisory capacities at Harvard University, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University. No stranger to public service, Travis has served on the Economic Development Planning Council under three Massachusetts governors, has been appointed to state and national initiatives ranging from the arts to advanced manufacturing. Travis received his B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and J.D. from the University of Iowa.


    Jeremy Sunkett

    Vice President, Real Estate Services, Elwyn

    Jeremy leads the management of Elwyn’s multi-state real estate portfolio through oversight of strategy, development, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, facilities operations and capital and master planning. Prior to joining Elwyn, Jeremy served as the real estate lead for two higher education institutions in the Philadelphia Region. As Director of Real Estate at the University of Delaware, he was responsible for all real estate issues within the University’s 8.5 million square foot portfolio. He also led the development of UD’s 272-acre Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus by negotiating the development of the $45M Tower at STAR as well as a $150M corporate research facility to expand it. Jeremy also served as an Associate Vice President at Rowan University, where he helped establish the University’s real estate function, developed a housing master plan and led negotiations for the Rowan’s first public-private partnership, a $133M student housing development. In addition to his higher education and healthcare real estate experience, Jeremy has worked as a real estate consultant at JLL as well as independently. Before entering the real estate industry, he held several economic development positions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in those roles focused on strategy, project management and financing of a wide variety of real estate and infrastructure projects. His diverse background has enabled Jeremy to work on projects in all of the primary real estate asset classes, in urban and suburban areas and across industries and sectors. Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. in Philadelphia, a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia’s Advisory Board and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor for ULI Philadelphia. Among Jeremy’s other board assignments were serving as a Trustee for LEAP Academy University Charter School and Hopeworks, both in Camden, New Jersey.