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Newsletter - December 2016
Previous Highlights
ESI President Stephen Mullin was interviewed for "Another Thing with Larry Mendte,"
alongside General Manager of Sugarhouse Casino,  Wendy Hamilton, and Mayor of Atlantic City, Don GuardianThe episode focused on the New Jersey vote regarding the expansion of casino gambling in the mid-Atlantic region.
Homes within Reach Conference

ESI Vice President and Principal, Lee Huang, moderated a panel at the Homes within Reach Conference in Harrisburg from November 14-16.

The session titled, "Growing Green: How to Increase the Amount Private Development with Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Your Community," featured Anna Shipp, Project Manager at Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Damon Weiss, Principal at Urban Radio Studio. 

They discussed the multi-faceted approach to increase green building and strategies. Their audience will learn about economic arguments, public policy tools, and construction practices with emphasis on green stormwater management techniques.

President Stephen Mullin with ULI Panelists Douglas Green, Andrew Garnar-Wortzel, and Jennifer Vey
ULI Philadelphia Real Estate Forecast 2017

ESI President Stephen Mullin moderated the ULI Philadelphia panel, Real Estate Forecast 2017 where experts provided insights on the biggest trends impacting the intersection of land use, real estate and finance around the Delaware Valley and around the World. 
The Panel on Trends and Innovation Impacting Regional Real Estate Over The Next Ten Years was comprised of:
  • Andrew Garnar-Wortzel, Principal, Strategy Director, Consulting Practice Area Leader
  • Douglas J. Green, Managing Principal, MSC Retail
  • Jennifer S. Vey, Fellow and Co-Director, Bass Institute on Innovation and Placemaking
Upcoming Events  

PenTrans' Holiday Party, Dec. 8, honoring Ed D'Alba. 
Register here.

GIC's 40th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 8. Register  here.

MARE's Philadelphia Downtown Development Summit featuring our Senior Vice President, Peter Angelides, Dec. 14. Register here.

ULI Philadelphia's Shark Tank, Dec. 14 featuring our President,  Stephen Mullin . Register  here

CRE Holiday Party 2016, Dec. 15. Register here

PBJ's 2017 Economic Forecast featuring our President,  Stephen Mullin, Jan 12. Register here
Check out some of our blog posts from November
Econsult Solutions Advisory Board 

  • This month, Jonathan Horn, Deloitte Consulting Partner and Principal, joined ESI as Senior Advisor. Welcome Jonathan! 
  • Dr. Bernard Anderson, accepted the Urban Affairs Coalition's (UAC) Living Legacy Award for fostering the Coalition's goal on improving life chances for youth and young adults and being a visionary policy/political leader at the UAC 47th Anniversary Breakfast.
Industry News                            Client Spotlight
  • USDOT will be awarding $850 million in FASTLANE grants for FY 2017 and ESI can help you with all your application needs and with full benefit-cost analyses. Applications due by December 15.
  • Congratulations to all our clients who have received a RACP grant. Together, ESI clients were awarded more than $40 million.
  • Our findings in the Proposed Hoboken Hilton report received positive feedback and acknowledgement from Jersey Digs and Hoboken Patch
  • PECO recently broke ground on a gas-main extension that will bring natural-gas service to 160 homes in Wayne, PA.
Photos by Lee Huang
Staff News


ESI Vice President, Lee Huang, Director, Brittany Forman, Senior Analyst, Grant Holland, and Analyst, Elizabeth Desmond traveled to Emory University to meet with university officials and introduce the ESI team. It was important for the team to get a sense of the focus in the area for the upcoming project.


Congratulations to our newest Associate Director, Alison Shottwho was just promoted this month!