Real Estate Development Trends, Industry Forecasts to be Discussed at the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting April 19-21 in Philadelphia

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Creative Place Making and Transformative Cities to Highlight Conference

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Registration is now open for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Spring Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on April 19 to 20, 2016. The Spring Meeting, open only to ULI full members, routinely draws nearly 3,000 attendees, including renowned industry experts from around the world providing insights on all aspects of real estate.

A major focus for this year’s meeting will be creative place making that is transforming cities across the United States. Several mobile tours are planned to showcase Philadelphia’s progress in this urban evolution, including tours of developments in University City, the Navy Yard, Center City, East Market Street, North Broad Street, and West Market; as well as a tour of public spaces along Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a biking tour along the city’s urban trail; and a tour of redevelopment in Camden, New Jersey.

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Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of keynote speakers. In addition to McNabb, a high-profile discussion entitled “A New National Housing Policy” will feature former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, (R-Massachusetts); Daryl Carter, chairman and chief executive officer of Avanath Capital Management; Renee Glover, founder and managing member of the Catalyst Group LLC; and J. Ronald Terwilliger, founder of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and chairman of Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners.

In addition to these main sessions, there will be more than 20 real estate sessions are planned on an array of topics such as: the long-term industry forecast, successful public-private partnerships, reclaiming the waterfront, the latest in retail development, trends in transit-oriented development, anchor institutions as economic development catalysts, innovative housing design, and the future of suburbs.

Also several mobile tours are planned to showcase Philadelphia’s progress in this urban evolution, including tours of developments in University City, the Navy Yard, Center City, East Market Street, North Broad Street, and West Market; as well as a tour of public spaces along Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a biking tour along the city’s urban trail; and a tour of redevelopment in Camden, New Jersey.

Click here for a full schedule of the Spring Meeting.

This ULI meeting, open only to full members, the media, and the public, brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners for candid discussions about what works, what doesn't, and what's next for the industry. Join us in Philadelphia to hear prominent guest speakers, knowledgeable panelists, and attend content-rich real estate sessions. Request your complimentary press pass today!

Attendees with a press pass enjoy many benefits, including:

  •     Entry to all concurrent sessions and keynote addresses
  •     Access to the most influential leaders in real estate
  •     Access to the ULI Press Room, equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and workspace

Press passes do NOT guarantee access to Spring Meeting mobile tours. To request a ticket for an individual tour, please contact rkrueger(at)uli(dot)org

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Registration is free to members of the media; to register, please fill out this brief online press registration FORM.

About the Urban Land Institute:
The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has over 37,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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