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ULI PHL Members Honored at 2018 Inquirer Influencers of Real Estate

On December 11th, the Philadelphia Inquirer honored a group of Philadelphia’s leading real estate professionals at the 2018 Inquirer Influences of Real Estate event. Winners were selected by a panel of experts based on accomplishments, business impact, and civic/community services. ULI Philadelphia would like to congratulate the local ULI members who were honored at the event for developing and revitalizing the Philadelphia region through innovation, administration, and community engagement. We are proud to have the Philadelphia District Council represented for their contribution to the community. Developer of the Year Award Joseph F. … Read More

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Meet the 2019 NEXT Flight

ULI NEXT Philadelphia is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for mid-career professionals. The goal of ULI NEXT Philadelphia is to actively engage members in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities. Meet the third ULI Philadelphia NEXT Flight. Susannah Henshel (NEXT Co-Chair)  Susannah Henschel is a Vice President at RPM Development, a firm specializing in residential and mixed-use development with an emphasis on affordable housing in New Jersey. She works on all aspects of the development process – from identifying development opportunities, to putting together financing … Read More

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Event Recap: Real Estate Forecast 2019

Real Estate Forecast Press: Thank you to the Urban Land Magazine for covering the event. To read their article, Cautious Confidence Driving Optimism Across Sectors in Philadelphia, click here. Thank you to State Broadcast News for covering the event. To read their article, Strong Economy Keeping All Asset Classes Riding High, ULI Outlook Audience Told, click here. To read the ULI Philadelphia Press Release, click here. To view more pictures on our Facebook page, click here. To see videos of the speakers, click here: Bill Hankowsky, Joe Coradino, Jay Shah, Doug … Read More

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WLI on Mindfulness in the Workplace

On November 13, 2018, attendees of the ULI Philadelphia Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) got the experience of feeling refreshed and centered thanks to the guidance of Jillian McFadden, Regional Manager at lululemon and founder of Living You. As leaders in business, we have many competing demands for our time and energy that we try to balance. Jill shared insights and practical steps on the benefits of incorporating mindfulness to help integrate our work and life in a healthy way. This definition of mindfulness that Jillian gave us is helpful to … Read More

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Cautious Confidence Driving Optimism Across Sectors in Philadelphia

It’s tough to turn a corner in Philadelphia these days without running into an image of Gritty, the wild-eyed mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers who has been something of a sensation since being introduced two months ago. Speaking at the Union League building for ULI Philadelphia’s annual Real Estate Forecast event, Lauren Gilchrist, director of research for JLL, said she could even see some of the spirit of Gritty in her crystal ball. The local real estate market in 2019 could be a lot like the mascot, Gilchrist said: chaotic, unpredictable, fun, even slightly … Read More

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Press Release: ULI PHL Real Estate Forecast Highlights A Year of Transformation

On November 29th, real estate experts, ULI leaders and industry professionals met to share perspectives from “Trends at the Top” and discuss the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019 report released by ULI and PwC on October 10th. This year’s report defines the real estate climate and forecast as one of transformation. Over 500 ULI members and industry leaders joined ULI Philadelphia for its 19th annual Real Estate Forecast. Local speakers backed this up trend with business perspectives and research showing a strong local market sprinkled with chaos, uncertainty and … Read More

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Brandywine Realty Trusts’ Cira Award Winners Announced

The Cira Award Student Scholarship Program, sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust, is designed to engage students in the thriving land use industry in Philadelphia. For one year, beginning in November 2018, winners will attend ULI Philadelphia events, receive exclusive mentorship from a Brandywine Executive, participate on the Young Leaders Council, and network with ULI members to enhance their educational endeavors and learn more about the real estate industry. Meet this year’s winners: Christopher Marshall and Jill Schoenfeld. Christopher Marshall is currently completing a joint degree at the University of Pennsylvania … Read More

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ULI Call for Proposals – TAP Writer

Technical Assistance Panel Writer Call for Proposals ULI Philadelphia is seeking proposals from writing professionals with experience in the land use, real estate, development or planning industries interested in serving as the contracted writer for an upcoming TAP sponsored by SEPTA. The contracted writer will participate on a high-profile TAP in early calendar year 2019, with the opportunity to participate on future projects as they are scheduled. For more information, requirements and to submit your proposal, please click here: Call for Proposals _ULI Philadelphia _TAP Writer

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ULI Philadelphia and Southwest CDC Receive Grant to Support Grays Ferry Jumpstart Housing Program

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Southwest Community Development Corporation (SWCDC), received an implementation grant from the Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative to support further expansion of the Jumpstart program in the Grays Ferry neighborhood.  This implementation grant builds upon the work of a Grays Ferry Healthy Corridor Study completed in December 2017 and a 2018 grant from LISC Philadelphia that broadened the Jumpstart program from Germantown to include Southwest Philadelphia. The Urban Land Institute’s National Health Corridor Project works with communities to develop and … Read More

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RECAP: Tour of Downtown York Revitalization

On November 1, 2018 members of ULI Philadelphia and colleagues in the Central Pennsylvania region descended upon downtown York for a tour of recent redevelopment in Royal Square and West Market Street. Dylan Bauer, President of Development at Royal Square Development and Construction (RSDC), lead over 25 ULI members on a journey through historic buildings repurposed into mixed-use event, office, retail, restaurant and artists’ space. One could immediately feel RSDC’s connection to the arts community in Royal Square. Murals throughout the neighborhood,  art galleries and an eclectic mix of tenants … Read More

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