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ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

May 13, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

Looking out of the window from the 4th floor of the history-laden Drexel Building, peering down at the action below never gets old. Everything from the commute to the hustle and bustle of Center City is exciting. There’s not a single place we would rather be than close to City Hall, which some consider the […]

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Retail: Is There a New Normal?

July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Retail: Is There a New Normal?

What will the post-pandemic landscape look like for brands and retailers in North America? Anyone who tells you they know what retail will look like over the next three years is lying.” This is a quote from one of my favorite retail real estate execs during the Great Recession and it’s still applicable. COVID-19 has […]

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Real Estate

April 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Real Estate

About Practical Knowledge for Complex Analyses Econsult Solutions’ real estate practice marries academic-level rigor with real world experience to provide government and private sector clients with a wide range of analyses, advice, planning, and presentation. The Latest Insights Property Value and Impact Studies Crucial to determining the underlying value of assets is a deep understanding […]

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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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The Case for an Arts Cluster

October 4, 2019 / Comments Off on The Case for an Arts Cluster

Perhaps the most prominent historical example of arts as a local economic cluster is Renaissance Florence. The arts in Florence during the Renaissance period served as a hub for painting, sculpture, and architecture. While supported by demand in the local area through endowments and patronage, arts production was a prominent commercial activity. Final demand for […]

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A Snapshot of University City and Future Expectations

August 2, 2019 / Comments Off on A Snapshot of University City and Future Expectations

Recently, there has been a large amount of construction activity in and around Philadelphia. In the University City neighborhood in particular, huge real estate investments are being made. ESI has been carefully monitoring all real estate activity in the Greater Philadelphia area, and has used that data to create a visualization on Tableau. You can […]

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