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Member Spotlight: Paul Commito

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This month we sat down with Paul Commito, Vice President of Development, Brandywine Realty Trust and Chair for Mission Advancement (CMA) for ULI Philadelphia. Paul shares his thoughts on what makes ULI special, feedback from the recent Spring Meeting and why people don’t want to drive anymore. How did you get your start in real estate? It’s an interesting business – it’s not like you learn how to be a real estate developer in high school or college. I started on the brokerage side in the 80’s working on condo … Read More

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Carl Dranoff Op-Ed in Philadelphia Inquirer

Carl Dranoff

Carl Dranoff, president and founder of Dranoff Properties, penned an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on how democracy and optimism have transformed Philadelphia and will continue to do so for years to come. As over 3,500 members of the Urban Land Institute gather in Philadelphia for the Spring Meeting, Carl reflects on all that’s changed in the twenty years since the conference last met in Philly. “How did Philadelphia redefine itself from a quaint, historic city of neighborhoods, hobbled by industrial abandonment, into America’s first World Heritage City, akin to Paris, … Read More

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Advisory Board member Becky Bradley featured in Lehigh Valley Business

Lehigh Valley Business called ULI Philadelphia member Becky Bradley “one of the most influential people on business in the Greater Lehigh Valley.” Citing her passion for long-term growth and strategic land development in the region as well as her involvement in planning organizations such as ULI and Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, the article discusses where Becky wants to head in 2016 and beyond. “It’s always important to look at the long-term decisions,” Bradley said. “Once you figure out what the future scenarios will be, you have that obligation to lay out … Read More

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Member Spotlight: Carl Dranoff

Carl Dranoff

This month, ULI Philadelphia sat down Carl Dranoff, president and co-founder of Dranoff Properties. For over three decades, Carl has been a trailblazer in region’s real estate by spearheading residential and mixed use projects which have revitalized and enhanced the city’s landscape. Carl is a Gold sponsor of ULI’s annual Spring Meeting and will be hosting a product council as well as leading a mobile tour. As if that weren’t enough, Carl and his daughter Julia Gutstadt, Chief Investment Officer at Dranoff, will be speaking at March 14th’s WLI luncheon … Read More

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Member Spotlight: Alan F. Feldman

This month, ULI Philadelphia sat down with member Alan F. Feldman, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Resource Real Estate.  The firm owns and manages real estate assets with an aggregate value of $3.6 billion for both institutional and individual investors. We are all very excited about the ULI Spring Meeting being held in Philadelphia this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what you think having the Spring Meeting here means for Philadelphia? For Philadelphia, hosting the ULI meeting means that we have a terrific opportunity to … Read More

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Member Spotlight: James A. Bilella II

This month we sat down with member James A. Bilella II, PE, VP at longtime ULI Philadelphia sponsor Urban Engineers where Jim is general manager of facilities design and a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in design and construction. Additionally, he serves as Councilman for Berlin Borough, NJ. We are all very excited about the ULI Spring Meeting being held in Philadelphia this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what you think having the Spring Meeting here means for Philadelphia? Hosting the global Spring Meeting will be an excellent opportunity … Read More

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