What is ULI Philadelphia?

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization that represents the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines in both private enterprise and public service. ULI Philadelphia focuses its efforts regionally and relies on the expertise of its members to promote best practices in land use and development.

ULI Philadelphia at a Glance

  • ULI Philadelphia is composed of over 900 members
  • Our membership is represented by the following industries: Development, Finance, Professional Services, Design & Planning, Public & Institutional
  • Geographical scope
    • The Philadelphia District Council covers the Philadelphia Metro Region, Southern New Jersey, Central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and the state of Delaware.
  • On average, we hold 25 programs attended by 2600 people annually

Member Experts

ULI Philadelphia relies on its member experts to facilitate the open exchange of information and best practices in order to help inform industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.

Our members are experts in the following fields:

  • Capital markets
  • Design/Architecture
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate Law
  • Resiliency
  • Sustainability

One way in which member experts are engaged, is through the Local Product Council and Committee Structure. Local Product Councils are a replica of ULI’s National Product Councils that focus specifically on the Philadelphia region’s real estate market. ULI Philadelphia has four Local Product Councils:

  • Housing
  • Small Scale and Impact Development
  • Policy and Planning
  • Technology and Competitiveness

Members are also active participants on a number of committees, including our Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program; the Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, which works to leverage women members both within ULI and within the real estate industry; the Young Leaders Group, an affinity group for members under the age of 35.

Technical Assistance Panels

ULI Philadelphia’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program pairs qualifying cities and nonprofits facing significant development issues with a panel of ULI real estate experts who help the community tackle land use issues. Members volunteer their time for a day during which they are briefed on the development challenge, conduct closed door interviews with stakeholders and assemble findings and recommendations that are then presented to a city council. After 6-8 weeks, ULI releases a formal report that is made available to the public on our website.


Most ULI Philadelphia programs are free and open to the press. Please inquire with to secure your registration.

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