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Looking Forward From City Council: What’s Next in Real Estate

June 3, 2015

City Council will be at the epicenter of many issues that will impact real estate in Philadelphia for the next four years, ranging from tax policy, development, regulatory changes, to efforts to target manufacturing, energy, and other industry-specific needs. 

During our breakfast program, our panel of City Council members will look ahead to what to expect in their own districts, and where they expect the City Council and the next Mayor will take the City. Councilmen Bobby Henon, Kenyatta Johnson, and Mark Squilla collectively represent much of the City’s planned developments, including much of Center City, all of the port of Philadelphia, both casino sites, and the entire industrial waterfront of the City, the Navy Yard, the Airport, and much of the City’s remaining manufacturing base in Northeast Philadelphia. 


Councilman Bobby Henon 

Councilman Henon represents the 6th Councilmanic District in Northeast Philadelphia and chairs the Committee on Public Property and Public Works and co-chaired the City’s Manufacturing Task Force. Councilman Henon started as an electrician and also worked as a union official and a political strategist before being elected to City Council in 2011. Councilman Henon is running for re-election this year.

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

Councilman Johnson represents the 2nd Councilmanic District which covers Southwest Philadelphia and significant portions of South Philadelphia and Center City. Councilman Johnson chairs the Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities and the Legislative Oversight Committee. Before being elected to City Council in 2011, Councilman Johnson was a State Representative and an anti-violence activist. Councilman Johnson is seeking nomination to a second term on May 19.

Councilman Mark Squilla

Councilman Squilla represents the 1st Councilmanic District which covers South Philadelphia, eastern Center City, and north to Port Richmond. Councilman Squilla is Chair of the Streets and Services Committee and serves as an ex officio member of the board of a number of the City’s tourism destinations, including the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. Councilman Squilla has spent the bulk of the last 20 years in City and State government and this year is running for a second term.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Program


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