September 2018
Newsletter
Highlights
Take PREC's Q3 Survey before September 30!
ESI, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Real Estate Council and the Philadelphia Business Journal, invite you to take the PREC's Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Sentiment Survey for Q3. This survey asks respondents to consider the current and future real estate market trends.
DesignPhiladelphia
ESI will be hosting a workshop event for DesignPhiladelphia in October. Senior Advisor Natalie Nixon, along with her colleagues and design leaders, Tayyib Smith and Rob Fleming, will be presenting on "Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia". 
NMBio Strategic Partner
ESI, has joined the New Mexico Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, NMBio, as a Strategic Partner. In this role, ESI will provide knowledge, critical skills, and expertise to clients in need.
FINANTA RFP 
ESI collaborated with FINANTA, a nonprofit lending institution based in the Philadelphia region, to produce an RFP. The RFP is for a Financial Needs Assessment and Request for Partnerships to provide the financial services deemed necessary for the community. Responses are due Oct. 31, read the RFP
City of Chester Meeting
ESI is the state appointed Act 47 Recovery Coordinator for the City of Chester. In May 2018, based on the City's new fiscal trajectory and recent operational improvements, the Department of Community and Economic Development accepted ESI's recommendation for a three-year extension in the Act 47 program for the City of Chester. The Act 47 Exit Plan outlining a strategy to exit distressed status was released on August 20th and a public meeting was held at City Hall on September 6th.
Proud to Sponsor
King of Prussia Business Improvement District's Business Networking Breakfast, September 13.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Reinventing Our Communities, October 1-3.
Mission First Housing Group's Welcome Home 2018,  October 4
King of Prussia 2018 Beerfest Royale, 
Greater Philadelphia Film Office 2018 Production Party, October 6.
People For People, Inc.'s 29th
Anniversary Gala, November 1
Upcoming Events
Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia's 12th Annual Award Banquet, October 11
The Wyck-Strickland Award Dinner, November 8.
Staff and Senior Advisors News
Sara Denault has joined the ESI team as a Senior Analyst. Welcome Sara, we are happy to have you! 
Gina Lavery has been promoted from Associate Director to Director, effective September 1. Please join us in congratulating Gina for her hard work and outstanding performance to date!
Dr. Leroy D. Nunery II's study, the Journey of African American Insurance Professionals: Past and Present, was highlighted in Business Insurance magazine. It is being used as the programmatic basis for national discussions on diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Catherine Timko spoke at the Annual International Economic Development Council's Annual meeting in late August on a panel about "The Intersection of Food & Economic Development". She also attended the Philadelphia/New Jersey ICSC Deal Making in Philadelphia Sept. 5-6. 
Richard Bickel  a ttended a panel meeting for the Transit Cooperative Research Program project H-57, developing a guide for transit agencies on joint development in Washington, DC Sept. 5. The purpose of the meeting was to select a project consultant from the proposals received. 
Stephen Mullin will be a panelist at the Duane Morris Real Estate Roundtable on Sept. 13 and speaking at a WTA meeting on Sept. 26 and DVRPC's Futures Group event, "Current Trends in Globalization" on Oct. 3. He will also be serving on the Nominating Committee for Center City Proprietors Association.
Lee Huang will be leading a discussion about "The Future of Workspace: How and Where Innovation Will Happen" at UEDA's Disruptive Economic Summit, on Oct. 22 in Milwaukee, WI.
Peter Angelides will be speaking at Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's "Philadelphia 10-Year Tax Abatement Program" on Sept. 18.
Bernie Markstein completed work for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), estimating June state construction unemployment rates. His work was also featured on various news outlets.
Robin Winston recently led efforts to build $3.2M Levi Coffin Interpretive Center in Fountain Center, Indiana. It is located near the site of an Underground Railroad house that once provided freedom to over 2,000 people. He also provided funding for the Winston Reading Room at the facility. 
News from the Lab

ESI ThoughtLab supported EY in the release of their report Women and Wealth: The Case for a Customized Approach. The report details the rise of women's wealth, income, and independence. Much of the data included comes from ESI ThoughtLab's Wealth and Asset Management 2021 report.
Interested to learn more? Contact us.
Present Value

William Still House was Added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

By Laura Burtner


Six of Philly's Hidden Gems

By Emma Hart


Soccer & Smart Cities 

By Michael Carr and Ellen Chinn


Exit Interview: Final Thoughts from Summer '18 Interns

By ESI Interns and Lindsay Durkalec

Client Spotlight

Select Greater Philadelphia Council has developed a radio and podcast program, Growing Greater Philadelphia, highlighting the important daily breakthroughs in the Philadelphia region.

Spectrum Gaming Group has launched their 18th Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey, which will help provide insight on executives' overall attitudes and preferences.

Fairmount Park Conservancy is adding five new locations to their We Walk PHL's Fall 2018 Program, which began September 3. 
Congratulations to the Sustainable Business Network for hosting a successful workshop on Clean Energy Business Pioneers!


Philadelphia International Airport will soon become the only airport in North America to offer flights to Bologna, Italy and Debrovnik, Croatia.

In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles' home opener, North Broad Renaissance lit up the poles on North Broad Street with an electric green. ESI President and Principal Stephen Mullin is on their Board of Directors and Director Brittany Forman is on their Advisory Board. ESI also completes their annual economic report.

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