real estate

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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Looking at a Less Frequently Explored Philadelphia Neighborhood: The Far Northeast

February 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Looking at a Less Frequently Explored Philadelphia Neighborhood: The Far Northeast

As far as Philadelphia neighborhoods go, the Far Northeast often goes unmentioned when talking about economic development or real estate activity. But as an urban planner (and someone who spent their formative years living there), I thought it would be worth focusing an edition of our Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) Present Value blog on some […]

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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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North Philadelphia Neighborhoods on the Edge of the City’s Redevelopment Boom

October 18, 2019 / Comments Off on North Philadelphia Neighborhoods on the Edge of the City’s Redevelopment Boom

If you’ve been following our Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) posts, you may have noticed one neighborhood we have not spent a lot of time talking about has been Brewerytown. But in the last 2 years, this neighborhood has seen a significant rise in its PHI and growth in the home sales activity that it’s worth […]

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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles: Thoughts from the U.S. & China

May 31, 2019 / Comments Off on The Future of Autonomous Vehicles: Thoughts from the U.S. & China

We asked our experts at ESI and our think tank partners at ANBOUND, located in Beijing, China, to give their thoughts on the future of technology from both a US and Chinese perspective. They focused on four major topics: smart cities, jobs of the future, autonomous vehicles, and tourism-related apps. Look out for a blog post […]

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