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Annual Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid

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Don’t miss our Annual Sponsorship Appreciation Breakfast at 1200 Intrepid!  Open to all committed sponsors, this breakfast networking event will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 8:00-9:30am  at 1200 Intrepid Avenue at The Navy Yard. 1200 Intrepid marks the first building in Philadelphia designed by the critically acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels. The building has a mesmerizing design that Philadelphia Inquirer architect critic says it is “hard to tear yourself away from.” For more information and to sign up for please visit http://bit.ly/29km41i

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ULI Spring Tour: Camden, New Jersey

Located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey—once the second-poorest and most dangerous city in America—is the focus of an ambitious rebuilding experiment: extensive new public incentives have been created to attract massive private investment. Preliminary results are impressive: so far the effort has generated $2 billion of development in this city of only 77,000 residents. Participants on this full-day bus and walking tour will learn about how these initiatives are spurring private investment, as well as past, present, and future developments. Among those developments are the … Read More

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Philadelphia’s Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Urban Land Magazine

To read the entire piece on Comcast’s new Innovation and Technology Center and its impacts on the region, please visit Urban Land Magazine‘s article, “Philadelphia’s Tower of Tech Power“ In January 2014, Comcast Corporation announced that it would build a second skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, near the Comcast Center headquarters that it had moved into just six years before. The company that Forbes has named the world’s biggest media conglomerate was driven partly by a need to add space for its growing legions of technology … Read More

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Navy Yard Redevelopment Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

Citing Urban Land Institute’s research, Philadelphia Magazine (Philly Mag) re-affirmed that The Navy Yard is “one of the most successful redevelopment projects in U.S. History.” The former military base now hosts over 150 companies with over 12,000 employees, which includes many high profile corporate and regional headquarters. While there is still work to be done (the addition of another 1.3 million square feet, 10,000 jobs, and 1,000 multifamily residential units), it’s clear that this transformation will not only have economic impacts, but will put the Navy Yard on the map as a “hip” … Read More

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Contagious Density: Embracing Urban Aspects of Suburban Development

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As originally appeared in Urban Land Magazine For suburban developers, density used to be a dirty word, but not anymore. James Mazzarelli, senior vice president of Liberty Property Trust, told the audience at recent ULI event in Philadelphia that until recently he would instruct his development team to downplay the urban qualities of apartment proposals or walkable retail projects in pitch meetings with suburban officials. Register for the Spring Meeting in Philadelphia | Spring Meeting Tours “It’s really about using less land to generate more tax revenue and income. I … Read More

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Event Recap: Contagious Urbanization

On March 1st, more than 300 attendees attended ULI’s Contagious Urbanization: How the Suburbs are Embracing Mixed-Use and Density to learn more about the current suburban development boom. A regional panel moderated by Fortune Live host and author Leigh Gallagher, a Media Pennsylvania native, discussed how they plan and build for the new urbanized Philadelphia suburbs. Eli Kahn, Principal of E. Kahn Development Corp., presented redevelopment plans for downtown West Chester and Devon. As someone who grew up nearby, Eli explained how he aims to create an “urban light” environment, … Read More

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Contagious Urbanization: How Suburbs are Embracing Mixed-Use and Density

Changing demographics and desires are driving redevelopment in suburban communities towards more compact and mixed-use development — in retail, office and residential uses.  Learn how single-use office parks, fading shopping malls and sleepy sprawling suburbs are waking up, and how you can play a role. MODERATOR:  Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; and host of Fortune Live on fortune.com; and author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. Eli Kahn, Principal, E. Kahn Development Corp., on new developments including Chestnut Square in downtown West Chester, … Read More

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Event Recap: What Happened to My Office?

On January 21st, local experts and developers in the field of office design participated in a panel discussion on disruption in the office and changing nature of the workplace as a whole. Moderator, Steve Spaeder, the Senior Vice President at Equus Capital Partners, did an excellent job addressing common issues in the workplace. He also initiated a compelling dialogue around new development trends, such as the importance of collaborative design. Speaker John Campbell, Principal at Francis Cauffman spoke to the ways the conversation is evolving the office design sector. “Instead … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Presents: What Happened to My Office?

Disruption is happening in the office sector. The way we work is profoundly changing and driving the need for radically new office environments. From large corporations to entrepreneurial small businesses and co-working spaces, private offices are disappearing as newer space designs are becoming brighter, more open and shared. New perks and amenities help retain and recruit talented workers – standing/walking desks, onsite fitness facilities, personal health coaches, pet-friendly environments, meditation rooms and more. Does the new office increase productivity by keeping employees happy and working longer hours? How mobile do … Read More

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