Media outlets continue to turn to Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen as the regions foremost expert on Philadelphia's real estate market. Recently he was quoted in the Philadelphia Daily News on the impact of tax abatements on the pace of development. He was also interviewed in...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Analysis of the Democratic Primary Election for City Controller

Results of a hotly contested Democratic primary election are displayed in GIS maps designed by Azavea, Inc., accompanied...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

Back in April, I posted that the Boston’s police department was breaking new ground in the use of Twitter during the Boston Marathon bombings.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Where are you from?
My father's work with IBM moved our family around to several states and countries, but I went to high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

What attracted you most to Fels?
After spending several years teaching science at...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen continues to be the
"go-to" housing expert for local and national media outlets. He was
recently quoted by the Wall Street Journal in an article about Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square and its rise in real estate value.

To read...

Monday, May 20, 2013










Senior Research Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen's new report on the impact of Philadelphia's tax abatement system has sparked debate as City Council considers changes to the...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WHYY recently interviewed Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr.
Kevin Gillen about a report challenging  Mayor Nutter's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) to reassess property values in Philadlephia.

For the full audio and transcript of the interview click...

Friday, May 10, 2013

By Sam Williford, Associate Consultant, Graduating in May 2013

This past Friday, the NY Times posted a blog titled “What It Takes to Create a Start-Up Community."  The...

Monday, April 29, 2013

An article in Axis Philly cites Fels Senior Research Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen's work on housing prices in explaining the muted reaction of homeowners in Philadelphia to the property reassessments being considered by City Council.

For the full article click...

Monday, April 29, 2013

By Associate Consultant Tess Mullen, MPA ‘13

This week, people around the world banded together to celebrate Earth Day. Here in Philadelphia, community members planted gardens, learned about the work of local green...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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