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The North Station District Technical Assistance Report Released

ULI Philadelphia’s report provides recommendations on development, design and growth opportunities for the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia today released its report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on January 25-26, 2018 to study the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station for redevelopment. At the request of the study sponsors- the City of Philadelphia in conjunction with the North Station District, LLC (the development team)- ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), a group of volunteer member experts, to examine … Read More

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Recap: Sould Out University City Rising

On Wednesday, May 16 Joseph A. Reagan, Jr., Northeast Region Executive Senior Vice President, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC; Nancy Rogo Trainer, Associate Vice President and University Architect, Drexel University; Natalie Shieh , Senior Manager, Major Stations Planning and Development at Amtrak; and Moderator Eleanor Sharpe, Executive Director at Philadelphia City Planning Commission, gathered at 3601 Market Street, for a discussion on the explosive development in University City over the past 20 years with an exciting growth trajectory ahead. From the expansion and reinvestment of the major anchor institutions to the public/private partnerships and attraction … Read More

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Recap: Delaware Developer’s Forum

On Tuesday, May 15 keynote speaker Michael S. Purzycki, D-Wilmington; Paul McConnell, Partner, McConnell Johnson Real Estate LLC, Wilmington, DE; Doug Motley, Principal, Jack Lingo Asset Management, Rehoboth, DE; Jeff Lang, President & Owner, Lang Development Group, Newark, DE; Robert Wittig, Partner, Diamond State Management Real Estate (DSM), Newark, DE; and moderator, William R. Russell, III, Principal, Wye Realty Advisors gathered to discuss opportunities and challenges in Delaware’s real estate investment landscape. The Panel represented expertise in multiple  asset classes and geographies, throughout the state, and provided a deep dive to Development in the Diamond State.   … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Innova Redevelopment

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Jeff Allegretti, President of Redevelopment at Innova Redevelopment joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Innova Redevelopment has been recognized as a finalist for South Point. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Dranoff Properties

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Carl Dranoff, President and Founder of Dranoff Properties joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Dranoff Properties has been recognized as a finalist for One Riverside. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the … Read More

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Seeking Volunteers: ULI PHL Affordable Housing Initiative

Interested in affordable housing development and finance, supporting the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive housing strategy, meeting new stakeholders and finding a new volunteer opportunity through ULI?   The Philadelphia Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) has been awarded the contract to complete the City of Philadelphia’s Housing Action Plan (HAP), which will provide a multi-pronged strategy to preserve and create a range of housing options to meet the needs of Philadelphia’s homeless, low-income, workforce and market-driven housing demand during the next decade. LISC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia have … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Swarthmore College

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Susan Smythe, Senior Project Manager for the Facilities Management Department of Swarthmore College joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Swarthmore College has been recognized as a finalist for New Palmer, Pittenger and Roberts Residence Hall. Here’s what she had to say: Who has had the greatest … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Taller Puertorriqueño

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Dr. Carmen Febo-San Miguel, Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueño joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Taller Puertorriqueño has been recognized as a finalist for El Corazón Cultural Center. Here’s what she had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Onion Flats

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Timothy McDonald, President and CEO of Onion Flats joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Onion Flats has been recognized as a finalist for Capital Flats, Phases 1, 2, 3. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career … Read More

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Five Minutes with a Finalist: Brown Hill Development

ULI PHL’s 5th 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. Jeffrey Brown, Partner at Brown Hill Development joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Brown Hill Development has been recognized as a finalist for bridge. Here’s what he had to say: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best … Read More

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