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Monday, October 21 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: What Anchor Institutions Need to Know about Real Estate: Insights and Best Practices for Creating a Real Estate Plan

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The Community Experiences and Deep Dive Workshops are offered at no additional cost to conference attendees. You must be registered for the CUMU 2019 Conference before registering for a Community Experience or Deep Dive Workshop. Seating is limited.

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Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are leading anchor institutions in Philadelphia, with deep experience in leveraging commercial real estate development to enhance urbanism, quality of life, economic development and placemaking on their campuses and in the communities they serve. With a mix of case studies and interactive breakout groups, you will gain deep insights and best practices from top professionals in the anchor institution real estate field.

Learn from leaders who have been at the forefront of transforming colleges and universities, and their communities, and get one-of-kind insights into how Philadelphia's University City has become a national model.

  • Earning senior-level support from a board and the president’s office about your real estate planning
  • Engaging the local community of neighbors and businesses
  • Attracting private sector investment and building business relationships
  • The ins and outs of managing your properties
  • Building valuable partnerships with local civic and government officials
  • Telling your story—how to leverage marketing and communications
  • Donald Moore, Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities, Drexel University - With more than 35 years of experience in facilities and operations management, master planning, real estate development, and executive leadership, Donald stewards Drexel’s built environment both on and off-campus.
  • Edwin Datz, executive director, Penn Real Estate, University of Pennsylvania With more than 30 years’ experience in real estate and a veteran leader of Penn’s investment in University City, including commercial and residential real estate.
  • Tony Sorrentino, assistant vice president, Office of the Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania - A 20 year veteran of Penn who has led marketing, communications, public affairs for Penn’s urban policy agenda since 2000.


Tony Sorrentino

Assistant Vice President, University of Pennsylvania

Monday October 21, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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