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.

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen uncovered $22 million of delinquent taxes owed to the city by SEPTA; however, a recent deal between the city and SEPTA wipes the slate clean on July 1.  Dr. Gillen's findings were highlighted on the front page of today's  The Philadelphia...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a recap of the quarterly housing report released on Tuesday by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen. The article highlighted key findings from Dr. Gillen's quarterly report and included quotes from Dr. Gillen.

To read the article and Dr....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen commented on Philadelphia's urban revitalization over the past several decades in response to a real estate report released by professors at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

To...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the growth in population of the surrounding Philadelphia area over the past several years. 

To read Dr. Gillen's comments on the recent growth trends in the Philadelphia area...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen was interviewed on WHYY's RadioTimes about the Philadelphia rental boom and in the Philadelphia Business Journal about problems at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

To listen to the RadioTimes interview...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in two recent articles about the real estate market.

For the article on Philadelphia's luxury rental market click...

Friday, May 2, 2014

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
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