September 2022
News + Updates
ESI Highlights Universities and Hospitals Practice Area all Month Long
Universities and hospitals face unprecedented challenges and scrutiny—at a time when the potential impact of knowledge activity to communities, regions, and people has never been greater. ESI's universities and hospitals practice area provides a range of services to help institutions understand and articulate their impacts within their host communities and address long-term strategic challenges that drive institutional reputations, health, and viability.

Learn more about our Universities and Hospitals Practice today.
Applications for Funding for US DOT Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
Applications are open for funding for the US DOT Reconnecting Communities Grant Pilot Program, and will be through October 13th. Let ESI assist in submitting an application.
ESI is Hiring
We are currently inviting candidates to check out our open positions and apply today. Please don't hesitate to direct those who might be a good fit as well. We'd love to work with you!
ESI Instagram—Getting to Know Us!
Check out the ESI Instagram page to see our latest posts, especially about our staff and interns! Stay tuned there for posts and updates regarding ESI, staff, office life, and projects!
Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
We welcome Analyst Hyojin Lee to the team!
We welcome Analyst Sarah Melling to the team!
Senior Advisor Joyce Lee is a judge for the RE100 International Leadership Award. The Shortlist has additionally been announced for the Awards.
Iron Stone Real Estate Partners, of which Senior Advisor Michael Pearson is a partner, "is planning 1,240 apartments in five seven-story buildings and one 18-story tower surrounding its newly renovated health and education campus, the Provident Mutual building."
Senior Advisor Catherine Timko will be attending the MidAtlantic ICSC Deal Making Conference, on September 14-15
Senior Advisors Michael Pearson and RoseAnn B. Rosenthal have been inducted in the Philadelphia Dealmakers inaugural Hall of Fame class.
Update from the Center

At ESI Center for the Future of Cities, we have three primary focus areas that are of importance to us—Reimagining Smart Cities, Quality of Place, and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Take a look at our website to see an overview, as well as in-depth content on each of these three prospectuses. Additionally, we are happy to be attending this year's Smart City Expo USA, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

To learn more about the Center for the Future of Cities and to get involved, contact Steve Wray,
U.S. - China Research
Inflation: Source of Volatility in Global Capital Markets

Fluctuations in U.S. stocks and global capital markets, as well as the depreciation of major currencies, all signify that capital markets are adjusting their expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy trend...

Present Value
ESI President and Principal Lee Huang has created three distinct rubrics for institutions to provide methods of self assessment to gauge their social impacts, reinforce the need for equitable and inclusive solutions, and how they can best serve their role for students, families, communities, and society.

by Salvatore Gullotta
ESI Intern Salvatore Gullotta interviews some of the ESI 2022 summer interns on their thoughts and plans on entering the upcoming school year, as well as some insights on their time at ESI.

ESI Intern Kendra Hills interviews the University of Pennsylvania’s Allison Lassiter, assistant professor of city and regional planning, on the role technology plays in increasing the resiliency of our urban water systems and why we must start planning for it now.

ESI Business Development and Marketing Associate Kagiso Reed explores the unique history of one of Philadelphia's beloved green spaces, while highlighting the social, environmental, and economic importance of open space.

ESI Director Frank Robinson and Intern Kendra Hills highlight the unlocked potential of electric vehicles (EVs), along with the current pitfalls preventing the industry from being truly equitable and accessible for all.

Client Spotlight
Caring for Friends welcome Matt Gambino to the organization's as its new managing director.
Emory University has announced it will be continuing its partnership with Science ATL through 2027 to enhance public engagement with science, and broad access to science for underrepresented groups.
Longfellow Real Estate Partners was named as part of the 2022 Best Places to Work Awards as per the Triangle Business Journal.
Villanova University receives as $7.5 million gift in order to establish an endowed dean position in the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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