Associate Consultant Blog

Welcome to the Associate Consulting blog! This blog explores the work of Fels Consulting through the eyes and voices of its Associate Consultants -- MPA students selected to participate in the Fels Consulting practice. These blogs focus on how current events impact public administration, when major milestones occur on projects, and what impact their work is having.

From free parking to the latest Philadelphia real estate trends, Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen is featured in Philadelphia publications for his real estate expertise.

To read the City Paper's article on free parking...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in a recent article on construction unions in Philadelphia.

You can read the full article...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY featured a Fels study on the effects
of Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement by Fels Senior
Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in a recent broadcast.

You can listen to the full story...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Media outlets like Region's Business and the Philadelphia Inquirer continue to turn to Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen's research to inform their understanding of the real estate market in the Philadelphia area. Check out these article's on Philadlephia's ten-year tax abatement and the...

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen on the correlation between tax delinquency and municipal performance.

You can read the full article here...

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Philadelphia Business Journal cited a Fels study on the effects of Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in advocating for facts and not suppostion to drive the debate.

You can read the full editorial...

Monday, February 3, 2014

By Kathryn McCarthy, MPA '15, Associate Consultant 

In line with the need for the President to bring the nation up to speed on the State of the Union, it is important to bring attention to the current projects and new developments of the Fels Consulting team. While the State of the...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A new report by Fels Senior Consultant Kevin Gillen and Westrum Development CEO John Westrum was the topic of a real estate piece in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Using a newly constructed development as their case study, the authors analyzed the impacts of Philadelphia’s 10-year...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer piece, Fels Senior Research Consultant Kevin Gillen was quoted about online real estate database Zillow’s new Market Health Index.

An expert...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

By Alan Sable MPA '14, Associate Consultant

Philadelphia City Council is poised to pass an historic land bank bill that supporters tout as a long awaited solution to Philadelphia’...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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