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.
David Yeager, Principal of Radnor Property Group joins us for this week’s “Five Minutes with a Finalist”. Radnor Property Group has been recognized as a finalist for Vue32 / Summer 12. 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?
Governor Ed Rendell. Using my real estate background while working under one of the most influential leaders of our time in state government for economic and community development was rewarding. The Governor’s passion for effecting change in communities was relentless. His best advise was through his actions. He was the most driven boss I’ve ever worked for.
What are you most excited about in the Philadelphia area and region?
The optimism of so many City stakeholders with the will to make Philly and the region a better place on a national stage. The enthusiasm of this town is terrific. Let’s take advantage of it. We have a window of time to make meaningful changes for the betterment of our citizens and home.
As a ULI PHL Awards nominee, what makes you most proud of your project?
Radnor continues to do tough projects with the right result. Vue32/Summer12 has a great partner in Drexel University where both parties addressed its priorities – providing quality childcare; capitalizing on a strategic location to provide new modern housing; instituting a development plan generated by community input, and improving a neighborhood in need of high quality development. what makes us most proud of this project is the process in getting us there.