development

A Q&A with our Summer 2023 Center for the Future of Cities Fellows

June 23, 2023 / Comments Off on A Q&A with our Summer 2023 Center for the Future of Cities Fellows

As we head into summer, ESI welcomes two new teammates who will serve as ESI Center for the Future of Cities fellows. Samriddhi Khare currently attends the University of Pennsylvania and will be graduating in 2024. Samriddhi will receive her Master’s in City Planning and concentrations in smart cities and Technology. Patrick Darcy is a […]

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Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC  are redeveloping housing units in the Sharswood Choice Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Phase 3 of the multi-year redevelopment project brings 217 safe, high quality, affordable housing units to a neighborhood with conveniences and access to public transit. As part of the redevelopment process, Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC retained […]

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Seven Ways to Solve Philly’s #ConstructionSoWhite Problem

February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Seven Ways to Solve Philly’s #ConstructionSoWhite Problem

We are a society that has, for the most part, respected the rule of law and has used facts, mixed with some sense of human emotion as a basis for all decision making. The facts are discouraging as they relate to diversity and inclusion in real estate and construction in the City of Philadelphia, and […]

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The State of North Broad 2020

January 14, 2020 / Comments Off on The State of North Broad 2020

North Broad Street is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors, anchoring adjacent neighborhoods, supporting businesses and community mainstays, and connecting residents to entertainment, retail, and jobs. The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) target area spans from City Hall to Germantown Avenue and touches the eight neighborhoods of Center City East, Center City West, Poplar, Fairmount, North […]

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Market Analysis of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

December 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Market Analysis of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC  are redeveloping 645 housing units in the Sharswood Choice Neighborhood of Philadelphia. As part of the redevelopment process, Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC retained ESI to complete a market study that examines the unique opportunities and challenges of the Choice Neighborhood, PHA’s mission to provide safe and quality […]

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Cooper Grant Market Rate/Mixed Income Housing Development

December 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Cooper Grant Market Rate/Mixed Income Housing Development

In 2019, ESI was retained by DePetro Real Estate Organization to examine the planned development for a 14-townhouse development in the Cooper Grant neighborhood of Camden, NJ, to include both market rate and affordable units. ESI’s report examined Camden, and the planned development, through an economic lens, commenting on the market potential for the project. […]

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