ULI Philadelphia – Urban Marketplace – Investing for Impact

ULI Philadelphia – Urban Marketplace – Investing for Impact

Date: June 25, 2009
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: 140 S. Broad Street, , Philadelphia, PA
Venue: The Union League
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Urban Marketplace is a dynamic, day- long forum that convenes the private, public and community development sectors of the region’s real estate industry to promote investment opportunities and development strategies for revitalizing urban and suburban neighborhoods and corridors.

Attendees will participate in Urban Marketplace’s unique, highly interactive format; there will be opportunities to hear from keynote speakers, attend panel discussions, participate in roundtable discussions, and visit with a number of exhibitors providing lending, development, and related services to our region’s urban and suburban neighborhoods.


8:30AM     WELCOME

8:40AM     KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Christopher Leinberger, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution.

9:15AM     PLENARY SESSION: Regional Economic Outlook & its Impact on Urban Development: Tom Morr, President, Select Greater Philadelphia (moderator); William P. Hankowsky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Property Trust; Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and former national Chair, ULI.

10:00AM     BREAK: OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT EXHIBIT AREA & JOIN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON: Transit Oriented Development: TRID & Zoning Considerations ~ Successfully Attracting Big Box to Urban Locations ~ Greening & Urban Farming ~ First Ring Suburbs ~ Commercial Corridors ~ Valuation and Acquisition Strategies in a Distressed Market.


Community Development and the Federal Stimulus Package: Chris Terlizzi, Chair, ULI Philadelphia (moderator); Roy Diamond, Principal, Diamond and Associates; Andrew Rachlin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, City of Philadelphia; Donna Cooper, Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Policy Planning & Policy, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (invited).

Data-driven Development and Investment: Jeremy Nowak, President, The Reinvestment Fund (moderator); Lois W. Greco, Senior VP, Wachovia Regional Foundation; Maggie McCullough, Director, TRF; Alexandra Vetrand, Policy Research Coordinator, New Jersey Housing Mortgage Finance Agency.

Revitalizing Camden – The Next 10 Years: David Foster, President, Greater Camden Partnership (moderator); Tom Corcoran, President, Cooper’s Ferry Development Association; Carl E. Dranoff, President, Dranoff Properties; Saundra Ross Johnson, Director, Camden Redevelopment Agency; George Norcross, Chairman, Cooper University Hospital.

11:45AM     LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Newark, NJ.


Creative Financing for Emerging Neighborhoods: Omowale Crenshaw, Managing Director, Enterprise Heights (moderator); Jim Burnett, Executive Director, West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution; Andrew Frishkoff, City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce; Richard Krauss, Philadelphia President, M&T Bank; Jeremy Sunkett, Director of Project Management, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Making the Most of Infill Development: Alan Razak, President, Razak and Company (moderator); Don Billingsley, Project Manager, Project H.O.M.E.; James Maley, Mayor, Borough of Collingswood, NJ; Frank M. Porrazza, Vice President/ Sr. Development Advisor, PNC Bank.

Lessons for the Region from the Christina Waterfront: Harris Steinberg, Executive Director, PennPraxis (moderator); James M. Baker, Mayor, City of Wilmington (invited); Robert E. Buccini, Managing Partner, Buccini/Pollin Group; Ferdinando Micale, Senior Associate, Wallace Roberts & Todd; Mike Purzycki, Executive Director, Riverfront Development Corp.

2:00PM     BREAK: OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT EXHIBIT AREA & JOIN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON: Transit Oriented Development: Connecting Infrastructure & Land Use ~ New Urbanism in the Delaware Valley ~ The Financial Case for Green Building & Renewable Energy ~ Emerging Sources of Capital ~ The Stimulus Package: What are the Opportunities? ~ Equitable Development.


Sustainable Urban Development: Richard Bartholomew, Managing Principal Director, Wallace Roberts & Todd (moderator); Paul Freitag, Director of Development, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York; Sophie Lambert, Director LEED-ND, US Green Building Council; Johnny McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, Onion Flats, LLC; Michael Szura, Director of Landscape Architecture, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services.

Reinventing Bethlehem: Daniel Harpstead, Principal, Kleinfelder (moderator); John Callahan, Mayor, City of Bethlehem; Robert DeSalvio, President, Sands Casino Bethlehem Resort; Tony Hanna, Director of Economic Development, City of Bethlehem; Jeffrey Parks, President, Artsquest.

The Role of Anchor Institutions in Neighborhood Transformation: Lisa Prasad, Principal, U3 Ventures (moderator); Joe Orlins, Assistant Vice President, Rowan University; Ken Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Temple University.


Additional Benefits of Attending! ULI’s famed bookstore will be on site – first time ever in Philadelphia!

Free Book! Choose from a selection of ULI’s best-selling, classic reference titles.

Complimentary 6-Month Subscription to the ULI Development Case Studies database! Valued at $100, this benefit profiles cutting-edge projects that reflect the latest trends in all types of developments and is a way to get ideas and an inside look at developments that are both innovative and successful.

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