Lauren Gilchrist, senior vice president and senior research director, JLL, who was elected first woman president of NAIOP Philadelphia Lauren Gilchrist, senior vice president and senior research director, JLL, is moderating the Neighborhoods in Transition Panel at this year’s Philadelphia Conference on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The demand drivers of the emerging markets outside the true Center City core will be a focus of the Neighborhoods in Transition: Exploring Trends in Redevelopment panel at ALM’s Philadelphia Conference, says Lauren Gilchrist, senior vice president and senior director of research, Jones Lang LaSalle, who will moderate the panel on Wednesday, February 13, at the Crystal Tea Room, 100 E Penn Square.

“We will include residential velocity and how it has changed over the last 18 months,” says Gilchrist, who was recently elected the first woman president of the Philadelphia chapter of NAIOP. (You can hear an audio conversation with Gilchrist about NAIOP here.)

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Also on the agenda for the session, she says, are conversations about “retailer reactions to the emergence of Market East and why they have been flocking to these new spaces, the role of public financing (including TIFs, empowerment zones, etc), and then how community development groups are playing a role in these outlying areas.”

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Steve Lubetkin is the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for He is currently filling in covering Chicago and Midwest markets until a new permanent editor is named. He previously filled in covering Atlanta. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. His audio and video work for has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at [email protected].

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