Peter Angelides is principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Angelides has high-level expertise in both economics and city planning, and assists clients in real estate, transportation, local and regional government, and other areas related to urban economics and policy. Peter recently chaired the Incentives Committee of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science and a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. In addition to PARC, Peter is active in the Urban Land Institute, the Design Advocacy Group, The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, and the Development Workshop.
Alex Feldman is a Managing Director at U3 Advisors. Passionate about cities, Alex has led a number of the firm’s engagement providing expertise in strategic planning, economic development, campus edge planning, and real estate strategy since joining U3 Advisors in 2009.
Alex earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Masters Degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics, as well as a Masters in Architecture and a Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining U3 Advisors, Alex worked with KPF Architects in London and New York City, working on large- scale master planning and design projects in Moscow, Abu Dhabi, and Hong Kong.
Jason Abel is a Vice President at Argosy Real Estate Partners where he is responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. While at Argosy he has closed on over $500 million of commercial real estate transactions. Prior to joining Argosy, Jason previously worked for AEW Capital Management, Gibraltar Real Estate Capital and KPMG.
Jason holds a Master’s of Professional Studies in Real Estate from Cornell University with a Concentration in Finance and Investments. Mr. Abel graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Jason is an active member of the Urban Land Institute’s Philadelphia Multifamily Product Council and Young Leaders Council.
Laura is Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia District Council where she is responsible for all operations, programs, policy and management of the 1,000-member organization. ULI is global non-profit organization fueled by over 40,000 members in land use, real estate development and planning with the mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Laura returned to her native Philadelphia from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where she developed and managed a portfolio of preservation finance programs, transactions and policy initiatives. Laura has significant federal and local experience managing housing and community development projects, large scale programs and policy issues including serving in Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Housing Recovery Operations as Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnerships and as an Obama Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Laura holds a master's degree in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at Penn, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell.
Dimitria is a seasoned excutive with over 25 years in the financial services industry advocating, equipping and empowering people to acheive financial success. She currently serves as the Vice President of Community Banking and Compliance at United Bank of Philadelphia. Her passion for community development extends beyond her work at United Bank.
Dimitria is an advocate for financial and physical wellness. She is actively involved with Black Girls Run (BGR) where she served in a leadership position and currently serves as a Run Coordinator helping transform the lives of woman who are seeking to make wellness a way of life. She maintains several board affiliations including The African American Chamber of Commerce and The City School.
Dimitria earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from West Chester University.
Dan and his wife, Alison Fritz, moved into the Passyunk Square neighborhood in 2008. Born in the Roxborough section of the city, Dan grew up in Upper Darby, attended St. Joseph's Prep and has a bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University. Throughout his career, Dan has been a teacher, coach, and roofer as well as the Policy Director on a statewide U.S. Senate campaign, and the head of multi-year journalism project at WHYY, He is currently Vice President, Digital for a major political consulting firm. In his spare time he helps with outreach for the South Philly Food Co-op and is on the vestry of Christ Church Philadelphia.
David Goldfarb is a financial systems developer who is a member of Passyunk Square Civic Association.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Andrew grew up to love everything about this city and cities in general. During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Andrew channeled this interest into an academic career in Urban Studies. He contributed to redevelopment projects happening in local communities as member of the Urban Advisory board. Post-graduation, he became involved in the residential, commercial, and technological real estate industries, having recently served as Senior Manager for Industry Relations for Zillow. Andrew realized, however, that entrepreneurship was where he thrived.
Andrew witnessed the evolution taking place on East Passyunk Avenue and decided to become part of this renaissance. Passionate about the local food movement, he and his brother Adam established Green Aisle Grocery in 2009, a boutique market stocking farm-fresh, artisanal, and high-quality goods. Their business has since expanded with the creation of their own product line sold at area farmers' markets and a second storefront in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood in 2014.
Andrew is an avid traveler, Sixers fan, Manhattan drinker, and real estate geek currently living in South Philadelphia.
Jennifer is a life-long Philadelphia and lives in East Passyunk Square with her husband, son and two cats. Jen works in the Strategic Planning & Analysis Department at SEPTA where she serves as liaison with municipalities, planning commissions and community organizations. She also works on various large planning efforts including the Cycle Transit Plan, Trolley Modernization, and Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign. Prior to joining SEPTA in 2013, Jennifer worked at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for seven years as a community planner specializing in civic engagement and comprehensive planning. Jen is also the Chair of Feet First Philly, Philadelphia's pedestrian advocacy group.
Darren Fava is a member of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and serves on the zoning committee.
Sarah Anton is the current President of Passyunk Square Civic Association. She grew up in the Philadelphia area and has lived in Passyunk Square since 2003. She became actively involved in the civic association in 2012 and has since helped manage the Beautification Committee and the area Tree Tender group. She served as liaison for neighborhood projects such as PWD's Soak It Up Adoption program and Mural Arts installations, helped organize teams to care for Passyunk Gardens and the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center permaculture garden, and served as the PSCA Treasurer. Sarah also serves on the Advisory Committee for Capitolo Playground.