9/1117 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to hear from Gregory Heller of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. He discussed the opportunities that exist for projects involving public land and talked about the emerging importance of social impact in redevelopment projects. He covered the metrics involved in determining the value of social impact, the need for community involvement, and the significance … Read More

7/10/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group was given the opportunity to learn from Elliott Roth and Ed Opall of EisnerAmper about the new lease accounting laws, which will be going into effect over the next few years. The new laws will change the accounting of right-of-use assets and lease payment liability and may impact the choices businesses make regarding leasing in the … Read More

6/12/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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As the new law on medical marijuana takes effect in Pennsylvania, the growing and dispensary operations that develop will bring new forms of revenue to the state. Alex Ficken of Rise Labs and Adrian King from Ballard Spahr were on hand at the Philadelphia Mastermind Group to discuss this emerging industry. Mr. Ficken addressed the similarities and differences between Pennsylvania … Read More

5/8/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the privilege of learning about trends in the retail market from Steve Gartner, Managing Director of Retail Services with CRBE. Steve has extensive experience in retail and gave members a brief history of the market before offering an honest look at where the market is headed, including current trends in technology that are changing the … Read More

4/12/17 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with City Councilman Allan Domb. With a long career in the Philadelphia real estate market, Domb is committed to using his knowledge and experience to keep Philadelphia moving in a positive direction. He discussed a variety of topics related to the city’s real estate market, as well as … Read More

3/13/17 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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During the March meeting of the Philadelphia Mastermind Group, members shared a variety of exciting projects and trends their companies have been working with, including a discussion of an emerging market for real estate to accommodate the medical marijuana industry. The meeting also included a presentation from members Joseph Pasquarella and Doug Nickel of Integra Realty Resources regarding “Viewpoint 2017”, … Read More

2/13/17 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had a chance during February’s meeting to hear a presentation from Paul Flora of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Mr. Flora talked about the state of the national economy, as well as the regional economy in the greater Philadelphia area as the city enjoys its first job growth since the 1990s. He discussed the potential … Read More

1/09/17 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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Members of the Philadelphia Mastermind Meeting had the opportunity to hear a presentation from fellow member Margo McDonnell about federal tax reform proposals and how they may impact 1031 exchanges, which provide businesses the ability to grow while deferring taxes until a later date. Proposed changes to the tax code may have an adverse effect on the economy, particularly on … Read More

12/12/16 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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At the December Meeting Members of the Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to learn more about the Panama Canal Expansion Project from fellow member Robert Bright of Talson Solutions LLC. Robert detailed the history of the project, beginning with the development of the original canal and highlighting the political, cultural and logistical obstacles involved in finishing the current expansion. … Read More

11/14/16 Philadelphia Multi-Discipline Group Meeting

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Members of the Philadelphia Meeting enjoyed a special presentation from guest speaker Job Itzkowitz from the Old City District. Mr. Itzkowitz discussed the history of Old City, its recent growth and the vision for the future. Ripe with development opportunities, the Old City District’s “Vision2026” lays out a plan to provide parks and open spaces, retail and dining, improved transportation … Read More