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Newsletter - January 2017
From all of us at ESI, we hope you had an incredible holiday season and wish you a very Happy New Year! 
Previous Highlights
The Chinese Delegation Visits ESI   

Our President, Stephen Mullin, as well as two of our research analysts, Peiyong Yu and Jing Liu, met with 4 members from the Chinese Delegation from the Yaohai District, Hefei, led by Mr. Gao Qiang, Vice President Mayor of the People's Government of Yaohai District and Citizen Diplomacy International. The purpose was to explore future business opportunities and strengthen ties between Philadelphia and Hefei.

PenTrans Honors Ed D'Alba at their Holiday Party

PenTrans celebrated the holiday season by honoring Ed D'Alba, former President of Urban Engineers, and this year's recipient of the 2016 Multimodal Transportation Advocate. Co-Chair of PenTrans, Beverly Harper, was also recognized and given an award on behalf of the PenTrans Board for her incredible work for the organization. The evening celebrated all the work PenTrans has done for the past 15 years and gave board members and transportation-minded people a chance to come together, network, and celebrate. Read more here

ULI Philadelphia's First Ever Shark Tank

Our President and Resident Shark Stephen Mullin, and our Senior Advisor, Christophe Terlizzi, were among those selected for the ULI Philadelphia's Shark Tank panel. The two of them alongside Sara Doelger and John Westrum judged 3 n ew  major development projects all focusing on developments in areas undergoing redevelopment and change in  Philadelphia. Our Sh arks asked the tough questions including budget, New Market Tax Credits, and more. Read more here
CRE Holiday Party

President and Principal Richard Voith hosted the Delaware Valley Chapter Counselors of Real Estate Annual Holiday Party on December 15, 2016 at the Pyramid Club. Attendees had the opportunity to network and engage with local leaders in the real estate industry atop the BNY Mellon Center. Towards the end of the evening Dick thanked everyone for attending and welcomed Michael Silverman as the 2017 Chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter.
News from the Lab
Wealth 2021 Ranked as One of 2016's Best Resources

Wealth and Asset Management 2021: Preparing for Transformative Change has been ranked as one of the 7 best reports and articles from 2016 by SimCorp, a global investment management company.

Econsult Solutions and Roubini ThoughLab launched a joint venture prior to the release of the report building on each firms' extensive capabilities of meeting the needs of clients in today's analytics age.

Roubini Thoughtlab worked with Cognizant to create the definitive analysis on how digital transformation will impact work and corporate performance. 800 senior executives were surveyed as part of a larger, global study into understanding the changing nature of work across different fields (healthcare, banking and financial services) and regions (Asia Pacific and Europe). Read all the reports here.

Upcoming Events in January  

Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 Economic Forecast feat. Stephen Mullin
Jan. 12. Register  here

APA New Jersey Conference, Jan. 26-27 feat. a session presented by Sidney Wong, Peter Angelides, and Steven Nelson. Register here
Proud to Sponsor

Learn about Camden's revitalization

Come and honor the ones who have helped improve the quality of immigrant life in PA
Experience the annual Flower Show showcasing the beauty of Holland. 

Staff News
ESI would like to welcome our newest staff member, Lauralynn Burtner , who joined the firm in early December. Laura will be working with our joint venture, Roubini ThoughtLab , as well as supporting the Marketing and Business Development team at ESI.

Lauralynn Burtner

Prior to joining ESI, Laura spent ten years providing marketing and brand communications for a variety of clients. She is versed in  writing and graphic design both print and web publication. Her clientele ranged from land conservation and historic preservation non-profit organiz ations to transportation engineering consultants and developers

I n other news, ESI President Stephen Mullin joined the board for the  Independence Hall Association.

Check out some of our blog posts from December
Econsult Solutions Advisory Board 
  • Catherine Timko was quoted in the Virginia Gazette discussing ESI's work in improving Williamsburg's downtown vibrancy and marketing strategies in an effort to attract more retail businesses to the area.
  • Tom Forkin was quoted in The Inquirer's  "Philly Deals" business column, in November o n their article covering a November 3rd US-Mexico Trade Forum at the Duane Morris office in Center City.
Industry News                            Client Spotlight
  • With the new RACP process, ESI is here to help guide you through the new changes and application process. For more information, click here
  • In October 2016, Center City District broke ground on Phase I of
    The Rail Park. To celebrate their continued work and help them fund his project, join CCD every first Wednesday for their happy hour.
  • As a catalyst for the tech scene in Philadelphia, see what's next for University City.