ULI Philadelphia Real Estate Forecast 2021

When

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm EST

Where

ULI Philadelphia Virtual Event

Pricing

Early Pricing Until October 15 Members Non-Members
Private $70.00 $95.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $35.00 $55.00
Retired $35.00 N/A
Student $35.00 $55.00
Under Age 35 $35.00 $55.00
Prices will increase $5 after October 15, 2020.
 
The pricing above is for a full day package and includes access to all webinars and networking sessions.
If you would like to purchase a webinar individually, please scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.
Refunds can be requested up to 24 hours prior to the event.  
 
 
REAL ESTATE FORECAST 2021
Resilience and Recovery: Rebuilding a City and Region
 
The Annual Real Estate Forecast, ULI Philadelphia’s premier real estate event of the year, is now a full day of virtual programming! The event will detail the newly released Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2021 report from ULI and PwC, which tracks and analyzes market trends based on surveys from around the country. This year expect analysis of how asset classes and capital markets are responding to the pandemic. Join hundreds of local practitioners to discuss national and local trends, hear from industry leaders on key drivers for growth in the face of the pandemic and learn how both public and private sector partners are affected and looking ahead.

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has presented immense economic and operational challenges to the real estate and land use planning industries, while critical conversations around race in America have required both industries to reflect on their role in harmful policies that perpetuate ongoing economic and racial disparities. In response to the adversity and hardships that our communities continue to face, Philadelphia has the opportunity to rebuild and recover both our economy and communities in a more equitable way. Our speakers will discuss these topics and more and explore short and long term solutions for our region.
 
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In accordance with local and state guidelines, the Annual Real Estate Forecast will be hosted virtually over Zoom. Attendees will have the option to purchase a full day ticket that provides access to the entire day of programming or purchase access to individual panel discussions. CRE Conversations, the small group discussions, will only be made available to those who purchase the full day package. A private lunch with speakers will be made available to Real Estate Forecast sponsors and top Annual Sponsors. Registrants will have the option available to purchase a physical copy of the Emerging Trends report when purchasing a ticket. 
 
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FULL DAY AGENDA
Thursday, November 19, 2020
All programming will be hosted virtually over Zoom Webinar.
Scroll down for event descriptions and speakers.
 
9:00-10:15 AM          Keynote Presentation with Calvin Gladney, Smart Growth America*

10:45-12:00 PM         Panel: Navigating a Post Pandemic Economy – Regional Resilience*

12:30-1:30 PM           CRE Conversations
                                    Exclusive Sponsor Lunch

2:00-3:25 PM             Featured Speakers: Local and National Emerging Trends Presentations*

3:45-5:00 PM             Panel: Development Outlook – Rebuilding an Equitable and Inclusive Region*

*Indicates webinars that can be purchased individually. Scroll to the bottom of each description for more information on how to purchase webinars a la carte.
 
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INDIVIDUAL WEBINAR DESCRIPTIONS
Links to purchase individual webinars below. For full-day package, use registration button above.
 
 Individual Webinar Pricing - Early Bird*  Member  Nonmember
 Private  $20  $25
 Public/Academic/Nonprofit  $10  $15
 Retired  $10  N/A
 Student  $10  $15
 Under 35 
 $10  $15
*Individual prices increase $5 after October 15.
 
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Keynote Presentation
 
We are excited to welcome Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, President and CEO of Smart Growth America to kick off this year's Forecast event. More information coming soon!
 
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10:45 - 12:00 PM
Panel: Navigating a Post Pandemic Economy – Regional Resilience
 
How does the city and region come back from the effects of the pandemic in the short term (1-3 years)? How will our ‘eds and meds’ institutions and the hospitality sector help drive economic growth? What is the immediate impact on the public sector and how will it affect local and state funding moving forward? Join our panelists as they address these issues on economic recovery and discuss how Philadelphia is uniquely resilient and positioned to withstand these unprecedented challenges.
 
Speakers include:
  • Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller, City of Philadelphia
  • Gregg Caren, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Dominique Casimir, Vice President of Real Estate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Moderated by Dr. Peter Angelides, AICP, President and Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
 
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM    
CRE Conversations
 
Attendees who purchase the full day package are welcomed to join concurrent lunch sessions of small group discussions on market trends. Our expert speakers will briefly present on current trends and themes in their asset class and then open it up for a facilitated discussion with attendees. This will provide attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive into specific asset classes within a more intimate setting. 
 
Topics and speakers include:
  • Multifamily + Hospitality with Bradley J. Korman, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Korman Communities / AKA and AVE
  • Other rooms TBA soon!
 
Exclusive Sponsor Lunch
Sponsor lunch will be open to Forecast event sponsors and top Annual Sponsors.
 
 
2:00 - 3:25 PM
Featured Speakers: Local and National Emerging Trends Presentations
 
For our highly anticipated annual capital markets update, join Philadelphia market expert Lauren Gilchrist, SVP & Sr. Director of Research- Philadelphia, JLL, who will share insights on local real estate investment and development trends across property sectors.
 
This year’s presentation will be followed by Anita Kramer, Senior Vice President, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, who will present on market trends from around the country and highlights from this year’s Emerging Trends Report, published jointly by PricewaterhouseCooper and the Urban Land Institute. Audience Q+A will be moderated by Sara Doelger, Principal, Argosy Real Estate Partners.
 
 
 
3:45 - 5:00 PM
Panel: Development Outlook – Rebuilding an Equitable and Inclusive Region
 
What are the long-term development impacts of the pandemic for the city and region? What major projects are in the pipeline that will stimulate growth and how will this affect transportation and mobility? What is being done to address inequities within development and how can we position our region to respond more equitably? Join our panelists as they address these issues and discuss what resources and partnerships are needed to achieve equitable growth.
 
Speakers include:
  • Leslie Richards, General Manager, SEPTA
  • Brian Murray, CEO, Shift Capital
  • Moderated by Anne Bovaird Nevins, President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
  • More speakers TBA!
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Speakers

Speaker

Anne Nevins

President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

Anne Bovaird Nevins serves as President of PIDC where she is responsible for the organization’s efforts to develop and implement collaborative strategies designed to drive economic growth to every corner of Philadelphia. In this role, Anne leads PIDC’s efforts to strengthen relationships with the public, private and philanthropic sectors to promote business growth, investment and development across the city and throughout its economy. She also directs internal activities around business development, capitalization, impact assessment, and the development and delivery of real estate and financing products that fill project financing gaps for neighborhood and large-scale commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments, deliver capital to growing businesses, and energize the development of the city’s workplaces of the future. Prior to her appointment as President in January of 2020, Anne served as PIDC’s Chief Strategy and Communications Officer, a key member of the executive team where she oversaw capitalization, product development, strategic communications, and partnerships. Prior to this role, Nevins served as PIDC’s Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development for six years where she led a team that transformed PIDC’s brand identity, developed new lending products, and generated 360 loans to small, diverse, and growing businesses investing over $117 million dollars located in 94% of Philadelphia’s zip codes. Anne has served on the Mayor’s Refinery Advisory Group for the City of Philadelphia, co-managed Philadelphia’s Amazon HQ2 bid, and has created and led PIDC and ULI Philadelphia’s partnership advisory committee on the future of work and its impact on industrial and commercial land. From 1999 to 2001, Anne served in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, which is responsible for coordination between the President and all cabinet agencies. She then joined the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and managed the logistical and hospitality arrangements for all U.S. dignitaries attending the Olympics. Anne then managed corporate sponsorships for the Kimmel Center, the regional performing arts center in Philadelphia. She next served as Director of Development for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and raised substantial funds to renovate Franklin Square, an 8-acre urban park in the center of Philadelphia’s historic district. Anne has a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her family in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Bache-Martin, supporting the neighborhood public school.

Speaker

Gregg Caren

President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHL CVB)

Gregg Caren is the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) where he oversees the organization’s efforts to promote and sell Philadelphia as a premier destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events and overseas travelers. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, Sales and Strategic Business Development for ASM Global (formerly SMG), operator of over 350 venues worldwide, including the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He served in numerous senior leadership roles over his 22 years with the company. Caren began his career with Marriott Hotels and Resorts and has also held leadership positions with convention and entertainment venues in Atlantic City and Valley Forge. He is an alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Speaker

Peter Angelides

President and Principal, Econsult Solutions Inc.

Dr. Peter Angelides is President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Dr. Angelides focuses his work at the intersection of economics and urban development, including real estate, economic development, city planning, transportation, tax policy, valuation, and litigation. He helps clients pursue economic development, gain entitlements, assess feasibility, and prepare grant applications, among other undertakings. He leads ESI’s Real Estate and Litigation practices, and he often presents findings in public venues, such as courtrooms or public hearings. Dr. Angelides’s career has covered several sectors, with the underlying theme of how economic thinking and data analysis leading to improved decision making.

Speaker

Calvin Gladney

President & CEO, Smart Growth America

Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is President and CEO of Smart Growth America and is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of communities. Prior to being named President and CEO of Smart Growth America in April of 2018, Mr. Gladney was Managing Partner of Mosaic Urban Partners, a real estate development and advisory services firm that advised non-profits, cities, and elected officials on how to sustainably and equitably regenerate their communities. In 2017, Mr. Gladney was also the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Visiting Fellow for Equity. Over the past ten years, Mr. Gladney has worked on community revitalization projects in more than 25 cities and has served as a strategic advisor on projects with estimated development costs of over $1B and totaling more than 5M square feet of planned development. He has worked on community revitalization projects throughout the United States including projects in Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Denver, Detroit, the District of Columbia, Grand Rapids, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Prince George’s County, MD. Mr. Gladney through Mosaic was also part of the team that developed a new 31-unit apartment building and a separate two-story restaurant in Washington, DC. Prior to founding Mosaic, Mr. Gladney served as Vice President of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. (AWC), a DC quasi-public real estate corporation where he assisted the CEO with the management of the Corporation and was the project manager for a master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment of 67 acres of city land. Mr. Gladney also previously served as the General Counsel and Transactions Manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a private developer in San Francisco, CA. At BRIDGE Mr. Gladney was the lead businessperson in the investment of $60 million of CalPERS equity in multiple real estate development deals. He also provided strategic advice on the development and management of more than 2,700 apartments throughout California. Mr. Gladney graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, received his BS from Cornell University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a board member of the Center for Community Progress. He is also a member of ULI’s national Public/Private Partnership Council (Blue Flight). Mr. Gladney also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Masters in Real Estate Program where he teaches real estate entrepreneurship and a real estate market analysis class. In his spare time Mr. Gladney…Mr. Gladney doesn’t have any spare time. But he will make time for you. You can connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @SmartGrowthCEO.

Speaker

Dominique Casimir

Vice President of Real Estate, Thomas Jefferson University and Health Systems

Dominique has been a rising force in the Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate industry for the past 15+years. She is currently the Vice President of Real Estate for Thomas Jefferson Health & University system, where she currently manages a portfolio estimated to be well worth over $6.5B and includes approximately 15 million SF. She oversees the lease portfolio as well as acquisitions/dispositions of Real Estate. Her focus is to ensure the proper monetization of optimizing assets to the highest and best use. Previously she was the Deputy Commissioner of Real Estate Management Division overseeing and managing the real estate portfolio for the City of Philadelphia (5th largest City at the time), which included all acquisitions, dispositions, leases and land (vacant & occupied). She actively managed over 13 million SF of leasing activity, and was responsible for a 35 million dollar budget. She worked on some of the most progressive real estate transactions on behalf of the City such as the Police Headquarters, 4601 Market Street, 500 South Broad Street and many others. When at the City she introduced Social Impact requirements to Real Estate proposals and made it a priority to invest and build up commercial corridors that have been traditionally neglected. Prior to working at the City of Philadelphia Dominique worked as a First Vice President of Transaction & Advisory services for the largest global real estate firm, CBRE, specializing and focusing mainly on retailers, landlords and developers in curating corridors in Center City, University City, Fairmount, N. Broad Street Corridor, Brewerytown, and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dominique has worked with Cushman & Wakefield growing their retail division in Center City Philadelphia as well as with Concordis Real Estate as an office broker, and with the Leon Sullivan Charitable Trust where she assisted with redevelopment needs in West and North Philadelphia neighborhoods. She leased/sold over 1 million SF throughout her tenure at these firms. Prior to entering the commercial real estate industry, Dominique started her own consulting firm where she facilitated economic development opportunities for businesses and nonprofits. She assisted over 200+ businesses with access to multiple resources such as planning solutions for growth, expansion, or relocation in the metropolitan Philadelphia region. She worked at Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board – writing policy and later went to work with Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (now known as Philadelphia Works) as an Account Executive and Community Manager. However, her first entry into the professional workforce was with JP Morgan Private Bank on the Private Wealth Management where she worked with International Clients in the Middle East and European division and obtained her Series 7 and 63. Dominique is a proud Temple Owl where she earned her bachelor’s degree and later became a Wildcat earning her Executive MBA at Villanova University. She is a proud mother of two young ladies Noelle and Nyla. She loves traveling (visiting over 35+ countries to date), competes in triathlons, and has a strong interest in the “Arts”. Dominique actively participates in professional organizations that tie her to community service such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Her various roles in Real Estate marry both her love of commercial real estate with her community and economic development experience to create additional value to communities where impact is needed most. Her desire is to improve lives through real estate planning and sustain them with benefits that reflect the communities highest and best needs.

Speaker

Sara Doelger

Principal, Argosy Real Estate Partners

Ms. Doelger is responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. Ms. Doelger has a depth of experience in real estate finance and development across a variety of asset types. Ms. Doelger has held development positions at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a retail REIT, Buckingham Companies, a multifamily owner-operator, and a regional Taco Bell franchisee. She started her career with Kravco Company as an Urban Retail Specialist. Ms. Doelger holds an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Palmer Scholar. She also holds a Masters of City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she received a Thouron Scholarship. Ms. Doelger graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Urban Studies and Classical Studies. Ms. Doelger is the Chair of the Commercial & Retail Development Council (Silver) of the Urban Land Institute, and was a co-founder of the Indiana District Council of ULI in 2007. Ms. Doelger has served on a variety of nonprofit boards in the Philadelphia area, and currently is a Director of the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation. Argosy Real Estate Partners specializes in opportunistic real estate investments in the lower middle market. Through joint venture structures, Argosy partners with entrepreneurial operating partners possessing significant local market knowledge and a demonstrated track record of operating success. Argosy invests across the United States in multifamily, office, retail, lodging, industrial, and residential land assets.

Speaker

Leslie Richards

General Manager, SEPTA

Leslie S. Richards is the 11th General Manager of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where she oversees a budget of more than $2 billion and 9,500 employees As the sixth largest public transportation agency in the U.S., SEPTA operates across six transportation modes and has 2,800 vehicles in service, 285 subway and rail stations, 13,000 bus and trolley stops, and 150 routes. Prior to being named General Manager, Ms. Richards served as the first woman secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), one of the largest and most innovative transportation agencies in the U.S., with an annual budget of more than $10 billion and 11,500 employees. As Secretary, Ms. Richards made her mark on the department by ensuring the long-term success of Pennsylvania’s multimodal transportation needs through sustainable infrastructure and innovative investments. She worked to improve efficiencies to meet funding challenges, broaden the planning and project development process to consider input from all stakeholders through the collaborative PennDOT Connects initiative, and build a diversified workforce that is prepared to solve 21st century transportation challenges. Ms. Richards has extensive leadership experience in the strategic planning and management of transportation projects both in her private-sector work in the planning and engineering fields over the past two decades, in addition to her work in state and local government. She previously served as the vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, where she led the transportation and planning initiatives for the third-largest county in the Commonwealth. Prior to being elected Commissioner, Ms. Richards was chair of the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors. A recognized leader in transportation and planning, Ms. Richards also previously served as the first female Chair of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and as a member of the SEPTA Board. Throughout her career, Ms. Richards has been a staunch advocate for women and diversity in transportation and government and has been recognized for her leadership in the industry and commitment to public service. She received the prestigious Women in Transportation (WTS) International Woman of the Year Award for 2018, as well as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 2018 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation award, the Philadelphia Business Journal 2017 Women of Distinction award and City and State PA’s 2018 Above and Beyond Distinguished Service award, among other notable honors. While serving as Secretary, Ms. Richards received the Villanova Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Justice Done Award, which names her as an ally in the fight to end sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania. Prior to her public service, she worked in the private sector as a senior project manager for environmental and civil engineering firms. Ms. Richards earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and urban studies from Brown University, and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches a graduate transportation planning program at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Ms. Richards is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. She has three children and lives with her husband in Montgomery County.

Speaker

Bradley Korman

Co-CEO, Korman Communities/ AKA

Mr. Korman is Co-CEO of Korman Communities, Inc. The Company is one of the largest owners and managers of multi-family properties in the region with a portfolio of 24 properties, and total market capitalization in excess of $2 Billion. The Company operates throughout major markets in the United States, and is based outside of Philadelphia, PA. The Company was the innovator of short-term furnished apartments in the United States over 50 years ago, and Mr. Korman is a member of the fourth generation to lead this company. The Company operates three brands, including its ARK and AVE properties which feature full service multifamily operations at prime, infill locations. The Company introduced its AKA brand in 2004, an upscale, urban high-rise concept with properties located in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills, CA, and London. Mr. Korman has lead the acquisition, development and financing program of all new properties by the Company, including the entrance into new markets such as New York City, Beverly Hills and London. This growth has allowed Korman Communities to establish relationships with some of the largest and most respected financial and lending institutions in the country. Mr. Korman oversees all new business development, including debt and equity relationships, throughout the Company. Mr. Korman serves on the Board of Trustees of The Philadelphia Police Foundation, Germantown Academy and the Duke University Library Advisory Board. He is also a member of the JFRE Executive Committee, President’s Leadership Council at Jefferson, Zell/Laurie Real Estate Center of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Korman received his B.A from Duke University in 1987, and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

Speaker

Lauren Gilchrist

Sr. Vice President, Sr. Director of Research - Philadelphia, JLL

Lauren Gilchrist is Senior Vice President/Senior Director of Research for JLL in Philadelphia, where she directs JLL’s local market research platform for the region. Lauren’s specialties include urban and regional economics and demography. Prior to joining JLL, Lauren served as the Manager of Research & Analysis at the Center City District in Philadelphia and as a Research Analyst/Program Manager at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in Arlington, Virginia. Lauren received her MS in Public Policy and Management with concentrations in Urban and Regional Economic Development and International Trade and Development from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and a BS in Business Administration from Bucknell University. She serves as President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NAIOP, on the Advisory Board for Temple’s Professional Science Master’s in GIS, and on the Board of Directors for the Old City Community Fund. Lauren is a frequent lecturer and commentator on topics related to commercial real estate and economic development, with recent work cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Globe Street, and NBC10, among other outlets. She was named a Philadelphia Business Journal “40 Under 40 Honoree” in 2016.

Speaker

Brian Murray

CEO, Shift Capital

Brian Murray is the CEO and Founder of Shift Capital, a Certified B-Corp impact real estate group headquartered in the Kensington neighborhood and focused on aligning capital and philanthropy with underserved communities. Brian is a seasoned entrepreneur who strives to be a catalyst for positive change. Through his work at Shift, Brian is focused on finding better solutions at the intersection of society’s most difficult urban challenges - intergenerational poverty, urban revitalization, access to opportunity, and community displacement. Shift Capital is a national leader in creating more inclusive neighborhoods. Shift’s first fund, Shift Neighborhood Fund, takes a place-based approach to neighborhoods in North Philadelphia that have suffered decades of neglect. Through inclusive economic strategies, mission-aligned capital, and a community focus, Shift has sought to change the narrative around how communities can benefit from positive change. Brian is a Peace Corps alumnus and a MBA graduate of Yale School of Management. Outside of Shift, Brian has co-founded and is currently the Executive Director of Areté Youth Foundation and sits on the Board of Street Soccer USA.

Speaker

Anita Kramer

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets , Urban Land Institute

Anita Kramer Senior Director, ULI Center for Capital Markets & Real Estate ULI – the Urban Land Institute Washington, DC Anita Kramer is Senior Vice President, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. In this position she directs and manages three programs: Emerging Trends Americas, the semi-annual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, and the new Deal Profile program. In addition, she provides support to the ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, the Shaw Forum, and addresses topics at the intersection of capital markets and the priorities of other ULI Centers. Ms. Kramer joined ULI as the Senior Director of Retail and Mixed-Use Development. She directed research, education and programs in the area of retail and mixed-use development and was responsible for the annual Dollars & Cents of Shopping Centers, and the Retail Development Handbook, Retail Opens Up! The Shape of Today’s Open-Air Retail Centers and Residential Over Retail: How to Make It Work. Ms. Kramer also co-produced ULI’s annual Reinventing Retail conference. Prior to joining ULI, Ms. Kramer was a consultant, performing economic and financial analyses for both private and public clients involved in development and land use strategies. She founded Anita Kramer & Associates, following her position as Vice President of the Natelson Company in Los Angeles. Ms. Kramer holds a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University where she specialized in Housing and Community Development. She received her B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Rochester.

Speaker

Rebecca Rhynhart

City Controller, City of Philadelphia, Office of the Controller

Rebecca Rhynhart made history when she was sworn in as the first woman elected City Controller for the City of Philadelphia in 2018. She brings private sector experience and nearly a decade of government service to the role of chief auditor and financial watchdog for the City of Philadelphia. Since taking office, Controller Rhynhart has pressed the City to strengthen its financial management through annual audits of internal controls over financial reporting and City departments. She has been vocal on important issues affecting Philadelphia, like gun violence, sexual misconduct, the procurement process for the City’s new voting systems, and the diversity of the City’s workforce. Under her leadership, the office is committed to transparency and regularly releases data sets about City spending, as well as analyses of City finances and public policy. In 2020, she was selected to join the Accelerator for America Advisory Council. Rebecca has a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.

Event Sponsors

Thomas Jefferson University - College of Architecture and the Built Environment

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