Historic Preservation

Elina Nikoleri

February 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Elina Nikoleri

Elina Nikoleri is an Analyst at Econsult Solutions. She completed her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania where she concentrated in Public Private Development. Ms. Nikoleri has a background in real estate, affordable housing, and geospatial analysis. Prior to joining ESI, Elina was a Market Analyst at Doyle Real Estate Advisors, where she provided […]

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Boyd Theater Financial Hardship Analysis

July 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Boyd Theater Financial Hardship Analysis

Econsult Solutions, Inc. prepared a financial hardship analysis for iPic Theaters, which planned to replace the Boyd Theater with an 8-screen new construction, high-end theater.  The Boyd Theater was listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and in order to demolish the building, according to the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s guidelines, the financial hardship application […]

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COVID-19 Implications for Real Estate Through 2020

March 19, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 Implications for Real Estate Through 2020

Well, now we know. Speculation on when the long bull market, economic expansion and real estate boom would come to an end has been answered. While the official statistics lag behind reality, it is hard to imagine that we have not entered R20 – Recession 2020. The COVID accentuated slowdown will impact the real estate market and […]

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Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

June 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

An Overview of the City of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force’s Mission Summary  The renewed development interest in Philadelphia’s Center City and surrounding neighborhoods over the past several years has resulted in demolitions and significant alteration of treasured buildings making headlines. It was enough so that it prompted Mayor Jim Kenney to appoint experts in the […]

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The State of Old City 2018 – 2019

October 18, 2018 / Comments Off on The State of Old City 2018 – 2019

In 2018, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and JVM Studio were retained by the Old City District to produce a comprehensive report of the current state, and the future development of the historic district. Old City District’s mission is to improve the City of Philadelphia’s historic district as a place for people to meet, work, shop […]

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Steps to Designation on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

September 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Steps to Designation on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

Last week in Present Value, we shared the news about the recent addition of the William and Letitia Still House and Underground Railroad Way Station to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Since most Underground Railroad stations have been forgotten, finding the exact home of the Father of the Underground Railroad and protecting it underscores […]

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