ULI Philadelphia Annual Real Estate Forecast 2022 [IN PERSON]

ULI 2022 forecast: Regional resilience and the city’s future


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

In person *: The Irvine Auditorium at Penn – 3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
OR Zoom: To register for the virtual event, click here.

8:30 am-12:30pm
20th annual real estate forecast
See details below

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking lunch at your leisure

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Simultaneous development visits
Virtual and in-person options available

* Please note: In-person participants will be required to show full proof of vaccination, wear a mask when not eating or drinking, and complete a health assessment prior to arrival. Find out more here.


Join ULI Philadelphia and local experts on November 16 for the 2022 Annual Real Estate Forecast. For 43 years, PwC and ULI have jointly undertaken Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, a highly regarded and widely read forecast report. This year’s prediction will be a hybrid event with the ability to attend virtually or in person with proof of vaccination required, allowing colleagues to safely reconnect after a year and a half away.

After the morning program, participants are invited to join a mentoring meeting or have lunch on their own. In the afternoon, join local developers virtually or in person to visit one of four transformative development projects.

We will explore the need for and examples of resilient real estate development and planning as we face a pandemic recovery, and a range of other vulnerabilities, including climate change, health, cybersecurity, infrastructure and the chain. supply. Emerging Trends in Real Estate provide a national perspective on real estate investment, development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, real estate sectors, metropolitan areas and other real estate issues. Our local panelists will discuss how these trends are playing out across the region across all asset classes including life sciences, multi-family and industry.


8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast and networking

  • Outdoor, tent and heated
  • Available only to in-person attendees

9:30 a.m. Fireside chat with former mayor Michael Nutter interviewed by John Grady
10:00 am Panel 1: Resilience and the future
10:45 a.m. Coffee break

  • Available only to in-person attendees

11:15 a.m. Guest speakers: Presentation of emerging local and national trends
11:45 a.m. Panel 2: Local and regional trends by asset class

Additional opportunities

2:00 p.m. Development visits
Please arrive before 1:45 p.m.
  • Virtual and in-person options available, see details below
  • Visits are simultaneous, please register for one


Fireside chat with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter interviewed by John Grady

“Real estate, town planning and the future of the city”

Sit down with Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for a high-level vision on how our communities can recover in a stronger position, the impacts of forces such as technology, climate change, equity and the way forward to put Philadelphia and the region on the right path way.

The speakers include:

  • Michael A. Nutter, Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • John Grady, Senior Vice President and Director of the North East Region, Wexford Science + Technology

Panel 1: Resilience and the future

Hurricanes, forest fires, cyber attacks, supply chain disruptions. The world we live in is changing dramatically every day and real estate is in the crosshairs. Our panel of experts will help decipher the effect of these factors on real estate today and, most importantly, where things are heading.

The speakers include:
  • Ariella Maron, CEO and Director, Lion Advisors for Community & Environment
  • Jim Kurek, Vice President – Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Peter D’Antonio, Vice President, Director of Business Development, Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Moderator: Saleem Chapman, Resilience Manager, City of Philadelphia

ULI / PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: national report

PwC will present the national forecast publication in its 43rd edition.
Guest speaker: Bill Staffieri, Partner, PwC

Panel 2: Local and regional trends

Local experts will respond to emerging national trends and discuss what they see in our region by asset class. Specific local emerging trends in life sciences, multi-family and industrial asset classes, with a focus on sectors with rapidly changing key users. We’ll explore the supply and demand side of trends in the Philadelphia subway and surrounding suburbs.

The speakers include:
  • Howard Freeman, Senior Vice President / Chief Investment Officer, Prologis
  • Anish Kumar, Managing Director, Pennovation Works
  • Lizann McGowan, Executive Director, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Moderator: Lauren Gilchrist, Managing Director – Research, Longfellow Real Estate Partners


Simultaneous development visits

Join local developers and nonprofit leaders, virtually or in person, to tour one of the city’s four transformative projects and corridors. The tours will run simultaneously and the number of tickets available is limited. Please select only ONE of the following tours when purchasing tickets.

Participants are responsible for their own transport to the place of departure. In-person tours are open to in-person forecasters only. Virtual tours are open to people registered in person or virtual to Forecast.

The shipyard [In-Person]
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join PIDC, the Philadelphia public-private economic development company and owner of the Navy Yard, and their development partner Ensemble / Mosaic, on a walking tour of the Navy Yard. Learn about Ensemble / Mosaic’s $ 2.5 billion development plan and bold ESG commitment, the process for updating Navy Yard’s current master plan, and upcoming projects including new buildings for life sciences. life and Navy Yard’s first residential development since the base closed.

University City – Downtown Philadelphia for Innovation [In-Person]
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join representatives from Wexford Science + Technology, University Place Associates and Brandywine Realty Trust for a tour of Philadelphia’s most prominent submarket and its emerging “downtown” for life sciences and technological innovation. With over 1.5 million square feet of active construction along the Market Street Corridor, the University City’s skyline is changing rapidly and this is just the beginning. The tour will begin with a presentation and tour of the helmet at Wexford’s UCity Square project, and will end with a presentation and visit to Brandywine’s Schuylkill yards, highlighting other major developments along Market Street including Silverstein’s University Place 3.0 and Amtrak’s 30th Street Reimagination Station.

Transform the former PSE refinery into the Bellwether district [Virtual]
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) initiated a historic transformation in South Philadelphia, transforming the former PES refinery into the Bellwether neighborhood, a 1,300-acre state-of-the-art life sciences, e-commerce and logistics facility. HRP will clean up and transform a relic of the past into green, sustainable development and an economic engine for all of Philadelphia. The District of Bellwether will be a global model of sustainable development and design, connecting the seas, skies, railways and roads of the world with the people and businesses of Philadelphia.

Due to limited capacity, annual sponsors will not be able to use their free registrations for tours. Sponsors of forecast events should contact ULI staff for more information on the availability of free tickets.

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