PHI Year in Review: New Neighborhoods Showing Promise

January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

As 2017 closed, the normalized price of housing in Philadelphia was around $120,000. This represents the price for a house with average physical traits (age, square footage, lot size, location on the block) while subtracting out seasonal effects. It amounts to a 13% increase since December 2016. Comparatively, 2017 saw even greater average citywide gains than […]

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Adding up the “Why” for Non-profits

December 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

When we get to the end of the year, it is often a time for reflection and looking back at the accomplishments and activities of the past twelve months. For private sector companies, the bottom line is pretty simple – did we earn more than we spent. But for our friends in the non-profit world, […]

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Growing ‘Everybody’s Hometown’

November 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Welcome to Media Pennsylvania, the seat of Delaware County and America’s first free trade town. It’s colloquially known as “Everybody’s Hometown” and less well known as my adopted home town. Located just 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Media is a small town of about 5,300 residents with a significant population of baby boomers and millennials […]

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Sidney Wong Lectures on Urbanism in Hong Kong

February 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

Econsult Solutions Senior Advisor Sidney Wong started the year in Hong Kong where he delivered four lectures. Dr. Wong has worked in planning at the World Bank, is an active author and consultant, and earned his doctoral degree from University of California, Berkeley in planning.  He currently is teaching and consulting at Morgan State University […]

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Angelides: Philadelphia’s Cost of Development

September 24, 2013 / 0 Comments

ESI Principal and Senior Vice President, Peter Angelides, moderated and presented at the Urban Land Institute conference, 11th Annual Urban Issues Forum: Inviting Real Estate Growth – The True Costs of Development.  Dr. Angelides explored the causes of Philadelphia’s high real estate development costs, as well their impact on low rents. His presentation covered the contributing factors for high […]

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The Market for Commercial Property Energy Retrofits in the Philadelphia Region

June 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

Report conducted by Econsult Solutions, identifies 47 percent of the commercial and flex-industrial space between 20,000 and 100,000 square feet in the Philadelphia area for which data is available as potential candidates for energy retrofits. The eligible space includes 4,201 buildings with 154m square feet of space. The report asserts that undertaking these retrofits could […]

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