The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

May 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Housing investment has transformed in the years following the real estate market crash of 2008. The number of privately constructed housing units has steadily climbed since then, increasingly so over the past six years. In 2009, a total of 582,000 building permits were authorized for privately-owned housing construction in the United States; the total bounced […]

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SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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Williamsburg Downtown Vibrancy, Design & Marketing Plan

January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

In association with Group Melvin Design and The Riddle Company, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) produced a sustainable downtown marketing and design strategy for the City of Williamsburg, VA, as commissioned by the Williamsburg Economic Development Office and Planning Department. The purpose of this report was to create a sustainable and vibrate downtown through strengthening downtown’s […]

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Take part in Media Borough’s Downtown Perception Survey

August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Econsult Solutions is working with JVM Studio, a Philadelphia-based placemaking firm, and The Riddle Company, a retail consulting practice from Washington, D.C., on Media Borough’s Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan. As part of this project, the consulting team and the Borough are seeking input from residents and local consumers about downtown retail and economic […]

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Philadelphia Housing Prices Are Up 22% in the Last 12 Months

May 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

An average Philadelphia house sold for $112K in April (these numbers are seasonally-adjusted, smoothed over time, and adjusted for housing traits), compared to $92K in April 2016. This means that prices are up 6.1% over the last quarter and a whopping 22.2% over the last year. This increase mostly represents skyrocketing demand, though it also […]

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Employment in Construction: Where are the Skilled Workers?

May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Over the past several years the number of employers, who have indicated that they were having trouble filling positions for skilled construction workers, has risen from reports of a few isolated cases around the country to reports of a widespread shortage in the industry. A National Epidemic The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has […]

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