Real Estate

Annual Philadelphia Disparity Study – 2010

October 24, 2011 / Comments Off on Annual Philadelphia Disparity Study – 2010

From 2006 to date, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) has been retained by the City of Philadelphia to conduct an annual disparity study (Milligan and Company partnered with ESI beginning with the FY 2008 study).  The study is designed to analyze the city of Philadelphia’s utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Disabled Business […]

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Ardmore Transit Center Analysis & Ongoing Consulting Services

October 1, 2011 / Comments Off on Ardmore Transit Center Analysis & Ongoing Consulting Services

Econsult Solutions, Inc. has been working with LowerMerionTownship to create a pedestrian friendly transit oriented development in downtown Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Econsult Solutions, Inc.’s work with the Township began in conjunction with a major planning process directed by Hillier Architecture. Econsult Solutions, Inc. teamed with Hillier in order to provide a financial feasibility assessment of the […]

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Potential Economic Impact of the Improvements of Dilworth Park & Concourse

October 19, 2010 / Comments Off on Potential Economic Impact of the Improvements of Dilworth Park & Concourse

The visions of a modern, scenic park adjacent to Philadelphia’s City Hall finally came to life in the summer of 2014 when Dilworth Park opened amid much local fanfare. In the fall of 2010, the Dilworth Park project was awarded a $15 million TIGER II grant by the Obama Administration in a highly competitive process, […]

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Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Cost of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform

September 23, 2010 / Comments Off on Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Cost of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform

Econsult Solutions, Inc., in conjunction with the Penn Institute for Urban Research and Consulting, was retained by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA, formerly the RDA) and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) to conduct a cost-and-benefit analysis on the 40,000 existing vacant parcels in Philadelphia. Econsult was able to quantify the devastating costs […]

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Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Mixed-Use Development

May 10, 2010 / Comments Off on Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Mixed-Use Development

Econsult Corporation was retained by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) to calculate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) of a proposed 911-unit development at Cinnaminson Harbour. Econsult was asked to calculate the IRR and the NPV under two different scenarios: the first was given currently allowed […]

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Commercial Corridors: Strategic Assessment of Philadelphia Commercial Corridors and Retail Centers

March 19, 2009 / Comments Off on Commercial Corridors: Strategic Assessment of Philadelphia Commercial Corridors and Retail Centers

Econsult Corporation was hired by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), with assistance from the William Penn Foundation and the City of Philadelphia, to examine commercial corridors in Philadelphia. The study was designed to help funders, the City, and other interested parties better understand the effectiveness of interventions for commercial corridor success. It combined extensive […]

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