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Spirit News: How Breweries Impact Community Development

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Spirit News recently covered our latest event which examined the role of breweries on community development. More than 100 people packed the tasting room at Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC) to listen to the panel discussion, which centered on the unique challenges and rewards that breweries face when entering a neighborhood and strategies for engaging their new neighbors. “Brewing Success: How Breweries Are Transforming Real Estate” featured an all-star panel, including Bill Barton, co-founder of PBC; Trevor Hayward, co-founder of Evil Genius Brewing Company; Joanna Winchester, Economic Development Director for the … Read More

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We’re Hiring! Executive Director for ULI Philadelphia

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POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the ULI Executive Vice President for Member Networks (district councils and product councils) and to the District Council Chair of ULI Philadelphia, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the district council’s program of work, including developing and executing strategies that manage the district council and Institute resources, expertise, and leadership to have a constructive impact on local and regional development issues and land use policies. The Executive Director will be charged with the oversight and coordination of the district council’s various activities, including programs, membership, … Read More

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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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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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Brewing Success: How Breweries Are Transforming Real Estate — Last chance at early bird rate!

Join ULI Philadelphia for a happy hour forum exploring the growth of craft breweries and brewpubs over the past 20 years. As their numbers have grown, many are choosing to locate in older and abandoned buildings, and are retrofitting them with tanks, kettles and casks, becoming centerpieces for economic development and transformation. Hear from developers, designers, neighbors, and local craft brew masters on strategies for attracting consumers and creating vibrant communities where families can plant roots and small businesses can thrive. Beer samples plus your first cold one included! Registration is … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards Two 2016 Future Leaders Scholarship Winners

Local students Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright Recognized for Their Future Leadership in Sustainable Land Use ULI Philadelphia has announced that Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright have been named the 2016 recipients of the ULI Future Leaders Scholarship. Created by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Group, the scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student ($2,000) and an undergraduate student ($1,000) who demonstrate excellence in a ULI-related field of academic study. The winner of the $2,000 graduate-level scholarship is Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye from Accra, Ghana and currently resides in University … 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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Talkin’ About Practice: 76ers Hard Hat Tour

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On June 2nd, attendees at ULI Philadelphia’s Hard Hat Tour received an exclusive first look at the Philadelphia 76ers new training facilities in Camden, New Jersey. Currently slated to open in late September, just in time for the Sixers training camp, the facility still has a long way to go before its ready for use. However, the property promises to not only be the largest and most expensive in the NBA, but be the most innovative due to its one-of-a-kind startup incubator and state-of-the-art amenities. The tour began with opening … Read More

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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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