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Recap — Real Estate Forecast 2017

On Friday, Nov. 18, over 500 people joined ULI Philadelphia in welcoming Mitchell M. Roschelle from Pricewaterhouse-Coopers at The Union League for his presentation on Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017. He discussed the role of small entrepreneurial development, labor scarcity and housing affordability in real estate trends as well as trends in Capital Markets and the markets to watch.  Mitch kept the presentation light and lively as he regaled everyone with personal and professional stories related to real estate.  A panel on trends and innovation impacting regional real estate followed, and included Andrew Garnar-Wortzel, Principal, … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Announces Co-Chairs of the Delaware Regional Satellite Council

James Landon and Douglas Hershman join Jay White as Delaware Regional Satellite Council Co-Chairs   The Delaware Regional Satellite Council of Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia) has announced that James A. Landon and Douglas M. Hershman will join Jay L. White as Delaware Regional Satellite Council co-chairs. The Delaware Council engages the state’s public and private sector members through events and programs, and supports membership and community outreach throughout Delaware. James A. Landon is a Partner at Morris James in the firm’s Real Estate Practice group. James’ practice primarily focuses … Read More

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Recap of ULI Disrupt

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On Tuesday September 27th, ULI Philadelphia welcomed its first all-female panel to discuss trends in transportation infrastructure, the internet of things, disruptive technology, and climate change. Moderated by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)’s Executive Director Barry Seymour, the panel featured a diverse range of thought leaders: Felicite Moorman. Esq., CEO of BuLogics & StraIS; Leslie Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Barry led off the panel by discussing three major forces that … Read More

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Join ULI NEXT Philadelphia!

We invite you to apply for ULI NEXT Philadelphia! 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 who are 30-45 of age in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities. This Council extends ULI’s global resources and membership networks to foster leadership opportunities in development and the built environment. ULI NEXT Philadelphia will provide a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships … Read More

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Recap: Tour of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg

Strawberry Square has been re-booted after 35 years with $25 million in redevelopment including a new 200,000-square-foot master lease with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On Thursday September 15th, ULI members learned about three residential projects that are changing the face of the region. Brad Jones, President and CEo of Harristown Development Corporation, led this exclusive tour. Projects toured included: F@TT – 15 apartments located in a restored historic building SoMa on Third – 14 apartments in 5 restored historic buildings along Third Street The Flats at Strawberry Square – 22-unit residential reuse project

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Event Recap: 2016 Build Lehigh Valley

On September 7th, ULI Philadelphia and the The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)’ delved into BuildLV’s 2016 report. Outlining trends in housing types, e-commerce, infrastructure, and the commercial sector, a panel of local, regional, and national experts discussed what these trends mean for the future of the Lehigh Valley area. The discussion followed two presentations: BuildLV Development & Outlook Report give by Becky Bradley (Executive Director at Lehigh Valley Planning Commission) and a comparative report of Lehigh Valley’s Northeast Inland Empire to Southern California’s Inland Empire. The event included not only … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Report Highlights Importance of a Vibrant Commercial District in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Camp Hill, a small town two miles southwest of Harrisburg in Cumberland County, aims to create and promote its vibrant business corridor by implementing recommendations from the report issued today by ULI Philadelphia. At the request of the Camp Hill Borough, ULI – the Urban Land Institute, Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to study the commercial and retail district and identify opportunities to develop and encourage entrepreneurial activity. The report’s recommendations include conducting a market study; creating an advocate for the downtown corridor; improving streetscape elements; defining signage … Read More

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Philadelphia Named a Leader in New Construction Walkability

Redfin recently published a survey examining which major US cities were building walkable infrastructure. By examining the percentage of new homes with a walk score higher than the city walk score, Redfin proclaimed Philadelphia number one. “Philly is on fire when it comes to walkable new construction,” said Redfin agent Tom Lewis. In nearly every direction you look there are new apartments or condos going up and older buildings are being rehabilitated. A lot of these new homes are in extremely walkable areas that are getting more walkable by the … Read More

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Lehigh Valley’s E-Commerce Boom

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On September 7th our 2016 Build Lehigh Valley Development & Outlook Report will discuss housing types, new institutional development and quantifies commercial markets. Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a compelling piece detailing the e-commerce boom and its impact on the Lehigh Valley economy and infrastructure. Since the end of the Great Recession in the second quarter of 2010, no U.S. industrial market has grown as fast as the Interstate-78/Interstate-81 corridor, which includes the Lehigh Valley and parts of Central Pennsylvania, but excludes the Philadelphia market. “As supply chains have … Read More

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September 7: 2016 Build Lehigh Valley Development & Outlook Report

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Join ULI Philadelphia and a panel of national, regional, and local experts as they address the latest findings from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)’s BuildLV report. The report covers regional trends including urbanization, the region’s position as a strategic inland freight hub, and the global perspective, along with the evolution of housing types, new institutional development and commercial markets. LVPC’s newest BuildLV report will also showcase how land development activity compares to previous years. Don’t miss this definitive data analysis and discussion of the next 12 to 24 months … Read More

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