ULI PHL’s 6th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence finalists represent superior development projects in the greater Philadelphia region that embody the ULI mission of pushing the standard of excellence in real estate and land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities.
Dean Adler, CEO, Lubert-Adler Partners, joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Lubert-Adler has been recognized as a finalist for 2400 Market Street. Here’s what he had to say:
Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you?
My law school professor who encouraged me not to practice law and to enter the real estate investment business.
What are you most excited about in the Philadelphia area and region?
Many urban areas are enjoying a renaissance and the City of Philadelphia is one of the leaders in the nation. Job growth, in-migration, and a lively social and restaurant scene are making Philadelphia a very desirable destination.
As a ULI PHL Awards nominee, what makes you most proud of your project?
2400 Market represents the future of office space and enjoys a superior location at the crossroads of Center City and University City. The traditional office model is undergoing changes and 2400 Market is leading the way by combining a large anchor tenant in Aramark with other mid-size firms, flexible office options for large and small enterprises, and a one-of-a-kind urban amenity in The Fitler Club. The exciting attributes of 2400 Market include: Creative design, collaborative workspace, health & wellness, restaurants/cafes, indoor/outdoor space, and lifestyle companies sharing event space while creating lively common areas.