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How Breweries Are Changing the Face of Philadelphia

Members of ULI Philadelphia’s brewery panel discussed how Philadelphia neighborhoods have evolved thanks of the rise in craft breweries and brewpubs. Speaking from Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC) in Kensington, executives from major developers, designers, breweries, and New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NCKDC) – the local neighborhood association – examined craft beer trends. Occurring hours after Yards Brewery announced their operational expansion to Fifth and Spring Garden, the panel focused on how breweries allowed for the rejuvenation and revitalization of neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Panelists specifically focused on the socio-economic impacts of … Read More

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Delaware’s Market Street Village one of six finalists in Jack Kemp Housing Awards

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Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Market Street Village is a mixed-income development that provides a mix of retail and housing for teachers and other young professionals in a transit-oriented location in the central business district. The development’s 76 apartments include 63 units reserved for households at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI) and 13 units for households earning 60-120% of AMI. The development reuses three historic mid-rise buildings along the Market Street Historic Corridor. The locations of the buildings along the corridor were selected to reactivate vacant structures and eliminate pockets of blight. The … Read More

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Eight Winners Announced at ULI Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

ULI Philadelphia’s Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence recognize the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The winning projects – which represent a variety of types, including urban mixed-use, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, multipurpose entertainment, and institutional projects – were scored by 15 jury members from around the nation on use of best practices; quality planning and design; elements that build healthy places; environmental sustainability and energy reduction; economic success and market acceptance. “The finalists and … Read More

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ULI Awards – Last Chance for Early Bird Rate!

Join us as honoring the legacy of Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III. The Awards for Excellence recognize the region’s top projects completed within the last five years throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Winners will be announced live!  For more information on the finalists please visit http://on.uli.org/1WmdTXX WHEN: June 15, 2016                 5:30PM – 7:00PM WHERE: “The Ballroom at The Ben”                  834 Chestnut St.                  Philadelphia, PA 19107 RSVP today for this June 15th event!  

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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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Designing the houses today’s buyers want

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Using insights from ULI Spring Meeting’s housing panel, The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Al Heavens describes how firms aim to design housing that appeal to a wide array of buyers. From Millennials looking to buy for the first time to Baby Boomers who are looking to downsize, its clear that housing aspirations are evolving.   While among the millennials, there are strong concerns that buying a house is a risky investment because of the drop in prices, “the appeal of home buying for them has nothing to do with financial considerations,” said Kermit Baker, … Read More

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Reinventing a city requires a strategy, not just money

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It’s apparent that the city of Philadelphia is undergoing a massive real estate transformation; many tourists and first-timers are pleasantly surprised by the incredible projects in the region. The reinventing of the city was put on a national stage during April’s Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. Leaders from across the globe were impressed by Philadelphia’s unique culture and heritage and how it’s incorporated into the city’s infrastructure and strategy. The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Al Heavens had this realization while monitoring #ULISpring on Twitter during the Spring Meeting: The impressions expressed by the tourists were positive. … Read More

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Hard-Hat Tour of New 76ers’ Training Complex

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Tour the NBA’s newest and largest training complex that will soon be the 24/7 destination for 76ers’ players, staff, management, and press. This 125,000-squarefoot facility in downtown Camden will include two regulation-size basketball courts, 2,800-square-foot player locker room, and state-of-the-art performance, training, wellness, recovery, and hydrotherapy rooms, all designed to foster team building, innovation, and the spirit of competition. Plus a restaurant, 7,000-square-foot roofdeck, film and press rooms, and a 10,000-square-foot Sixers Innovation Lab with incubator space for companies at the crossroads of sports and consumer products. Hear from Alan Razak, Principal … Read More

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Bike (and pedestrian) friendliness are big factors in home marketability

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ULI’s Spring Meeting last month featured an array of hot topics in real estate, one of which was transportation trends. Philadelphia, a city not known for being bike or pedestrian friendly, has made great strides in recent years to combat this stigma. In this month alone, Center City was recently named as the spot with the top bike score in the country by Redfin and the city as a whole was named the fourth most walkable in the US. Using insights from ULI Spring Meeting thought leaders like Edward McMahon, a … Read More

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15 Finalists Announced for ULI Philadelphia’s 2016 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

National jury panel selected; winners to be announced June 15th Philadelphia – May 10, 2016 – ULI Philadelphia is pleased to announce 15 finalists for ULI Philadelphia’s third annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence recognize top projects completed within the last five years by ULI members and nonmembers throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  More than two dozen entries were received.  Winners will be announced at an awards reception on June 15th at the Ballroom at The Ben in … Read More

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