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Keep pushing, HQ2 or no HQ2

The article below appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal on November 9, 2017, authored by ULI PHL’s Executive Director, Laura Slutsky along with Josh Sevin, acting Executive Director at the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Linda Conlin, President of the World Trade Council of Greater Philadelphia.   The bids are in and the six-week sprint that led up to Amazon HQ2 proposals being submitted by communities from across our region has shined a welcome spotlight on Greater Philadelphia as a business location of choice. The proposals coming out of … Read More

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Recap and Resources from the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting

A couple of weeks ago Los Angeles, California welcomed nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders – including over 60 ULI Philadelphia members – in the real estate and land use industry for the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting. From October 23-26 members toured notable developments, presented innovative projects, and shared lessons learned and best practices. A robust schedule included sessions focused on equitable development, technology and transportation, urbanization, affordable housing, healthy communities, historic preservation and more. Key Takeaways Equitable development was at the forefront of numerous conversations. Presenters discussed how … Read More

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ULI PHL Signs as Community Partner in Philadelphia 2030 District

On October 26, 2017 the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) announced the launch of the Philadelphia 2030 District and the ULI Philadelphia District Council has signed on as a community partner. Led by DVGBC, the 2030 District is a public-private partnership that brings together property owners and managers, utilities and energy service companies, and community organizations to pledge to achieve a 50 percent reduction in energy and water use and transportation emissions by the year 2030. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability and Philadelphia Energy Authority are supporting … Read More

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Meet the ULI PHL Staff: Bridget Donovan

As an Associate at ULI Philadelphia, Bridget oversees the newly updated Programs Committee, Forecast and Capital Markets Committee, Awards Committee, Management Committees, Sponsorship, and the South Jersey Regional Council. Bridget joined ULI Philadelphia by way of ULI’s Global Headquarters. At ULI Global, Bridget worked with the District & National Councils team to communicate and collaborate with all councils, nationally and internationally, to collect and share information on content and programming. The District Council network is one of the most valuable assets ULI has to offer, and the District Council team … Read More

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Meet the Sharks: John Westrum

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked John Westrum to share some insights and why he is excited to return to the panel. ULI: What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event?  As a repeat shark, I am interested in hearing  about the deals presented this year versus last year. There have been changes in the marketplace over the last 12 months and some of the proposed projects that are going to be discussed this year are  higher profile projects … Read More

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Meet the Sharks: Stephen Mullin

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked Stephen Mullin to share some insights and why he is excited to return to the panel. ULI: What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event? The opportunity to review and hear about interesting real estate development projects being considered in Philadelphia. ULI: What are some of the driving factors that are affecting the Philadelphia real estate market today? The attractiveness of Philadelphia to various groups. Population growth through immigration and diminishing net domestic … Read More

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Meet the Sharks: Melissa Govette

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked Melissa Govette to share some insights and why he is excited to return as moderator. ULI: What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event? The Philadelphia development scene is amazingly innovative, constantly pivoting to meet updated demands of the market.  Looking forward to hearing more about the Sharktank deals as they provide a window into the future of Philly’s skyline! ULI: Which are Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods for development, urban or suburban, and … Read More

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Meet the Sharks: Mark Callazzo

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked mark Callazzo to share some insights and why he is excited to join the panel. ULI: What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event? I’ve been in real estate my whole life and love real estate deals. I love looking at them, doing them, funding them, and hearing about them. Shark Tank is an opportunity to hear about new deals and see how other industry professionals look at and analyze them. ULI: … Read More

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Meet the Sharks: Tony Rimikis

On November 14th, ULI Philadelphia Young Leaders will host the second annual Shark Tank.  We asked Tony Rimikis to share some insights and why he is excited to return as moderator. ULI:What do you look forward most about this year’s Shark Tank event? I enjoy listening to the presentations of the developers and gauging their expertise, commitment, and excitement for the development challenge.  ULI: What are some of the driving factors that are affecting the Philadelphia real estate market today? The neighborhood growth brought on by young people wanting to stay in … Read More

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Sink Your Teeth Into ULI Philadelphia’s Shark Tank

Modeled after the popular long-running TV show of the same name, ULI Philadelphia’s Shark Tank event is back for its second year in a row, offering a look into the world of real estate development and the capital funding and investment process in a fun and entertaining format. Brought to you by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Council, Shark Tank will provide aspiring and established developers the opportunity to present their real world project ideas to a panel of “sharks” – successful professionals in real estate development and financing who can, … Read More

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