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

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 both the Wall Street Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Check out the links below to read the full articles.

For the Wall Street...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Photo: Late Philadelphia Councilman David Cohen

By Alan Sable, MPA '14, Associate Consultant

If you follow Philadelphia’s ongoing budget battles even casually, you have probably heard it said that Philadelphia...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

For instant official and unofficial information on the horrific events in Boston on Monday (4-15-2013) the place to turn was Twitter.

Twitter-ers were sending news of the blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon at least ten minutes before...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

Within minutes of reports of an explosion at the finish of today’s Boston Marathon, the Boston police had turned to social media.

Rightly assuming that many of those in the area...

Monday, April 15, 2013
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