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James Corner Field Operations Selected to Head Philadelphia Navy Yard Master Plan Update Team

Multidisciplinary Team Includes 13 Subject Matter Expert Consultants; More Than 50% are Certified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, in partnership with Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Mosaic Development Partners (“Ensemble/Mosaic”), today announced the selection of James Corner Field Operations (“Field Operations”) to lead the master planning update process for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Field Operations has assembled a team of 13 subject matter expert consulting firms with expertise in architecture, community planning, transportation, life sciences lab and manufacturing planning, survey and engineering, housing affordability and inclusive retail infrastructure, LEED/sustainability, welcoming public spaces, and arts-based engagement. (See complete list, below.) The plan, which will be an update and expansion of the initial master plan developed in 2004 and updated in 2013, is expected to be released in the spring of 2022.

New Mustin District will be focused on life sciences, commercial, office, and residential. Buildings are organized around pockets of green space and public recreation trails. Credit: DIGSAU

The RFP process for the selection of this master planning team was highly competitive, with  33 local, national, and international teams applying and seven making it to the interview phase. This robust response underscores the excitement and interest of the next phase of development at the Navy Yard.  Teams were required to demonstrate experience with projects of similar type and scale, a dynamic vision for a successful mixed-use campus, and a high level of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Field Operations brings a fresh, creative, and inclusive approach that will drive an ambitious plan for new development at the Navy Yard. The entire Field Operations team is deeply committed to creating a campus that preserves the Navy Yard’s unique identity, accelerates diverse business growth and job creation, and creates a dynamic new residential community with a compelling array of inclusive public spaces and amenities,” said Kate McNamara, Senior Vice President, PIDC.

“Their experience, including designing Central Green, which is the park in the heart of the Navy Yard; the Race Street Pier, and many other public-private spaces gives us total confidence. We are thrilled to congratulate them,” McNamara concluded.

Just over 50% of the contract will be performed by certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) with specialized expertise in key elements of the master plan, and nearly all have a local presence in the Philadelphia region. Field Operations was founded in Philadelphia, and has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, and Shenzhen, China.

“We are excited to have been selected to lead this diverse team and the planning of the next phase of development in the Navy Yard,” said James Corner, Founder and CEO of Field Operations. “It is an opportunity to weave together the Navy Yard’s diverse offerings into a powerful vision for its future. With new residential and retail development, we imagine the Navy Yard as a place that prioritizes both people and the environment – a place that connects with its surrounding communities and provides space for future building projects – a new cohesive neighborhood with an extraordinary public realm.”

The RFP, which was released on January 5, was expansive and comprehensive. It covered a large physical area, including the Navy Yard’s first residential development, and addressed a variety of technical planning challenges such as transit accessibility, infrastructure, parking and transportation, energy and sustainability, and space planning for highly specific needs such as life sciences, and economic development.

“The RFP itself and the selection process were critical to ensure we engaged with a team that will create a dynamic, feasible and inclusive Master Plan,” said Brian Cohen, Senior Vice President, Regional Director – East for Ensemble. “What we are designing is the future of work, especially in light of what it means to work on a campus of this size post-pandemic. Equally important is how the spaces outside the buildings will connect the campus and be used by the people who live, work, and visit. We are thrilled to create this collective vision with the Field Operations team which will guide the development of the Navy Yard deep into the 21st century.”

The master plan update will communicate not only what will be in the Navy Yard but how people will get to it, and once there, how they can make the best use of the campus.

“The Navy Yard is a microcosm of Philadelphia, and we are focused on making sure every aspect is welcoming, accessible and engaging,” said Greg Reaves, Co-Founder and Owner of Mosaic. “From retail and residential to activities and public events, we are redefining ‘work-live-play’ for years to come.”

This master plan update will reflect development that has occurred since the 2013 Navy Yard Master Plan Update, as well as incorporate and refine Ensemble/Mosaic’s conceptual plan for a new mixed-use program on 109 acres, including the first residential development at the Navy Yard.  The update will also include creative planning for PIDC-controlled sites, important common areas of the Navy Yard including the Broad Street gate, and public spaces and amenities.

Efficient, sustainable infrastructure, multimodal transportation, and energy distribution systems will be critical components of the plan. The master plan update is expected to integrate each of these important features into a compelling and achievable framework that positions the Navy Yard to deliver a dynamic, expanded commercial and mixed-use campus with a distinctive, integrated sense of place that attracts businesses and creates a vibrant new multi-family residential community.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to Host an Inside Look – May 6

Leaders from PIDC, Ensemble/Mosaic, and Field Operations will host a discussion with the Chamber about the upcoming plans for the Navy Yard at a virtual event on Thursday, May 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The event is open to the public.

Attendees will learn about the approach to further establish the Navy Yard as a world-class business destination, the Ensemble/Mosaic partnership, initial phase and conceptual designs, and the master plan update. Details and registration here: https://bit.ly/3fOVX8r

Addendum: Subject Expert Consulting Firms

Firm Role Certification
Amber Art & Design Arts-based engagement MBE (pending)
David Mason & Assoc. Civil engineering MBE
DIGSAU Architecture
Dharam Consulting Cost estimating MBE
HERA Laboratory Planners Lab planning WBE
Mdesign Consulting Housing affordability & inclusion MBE
Pennoni Assoc. Infrastructure
Re:Vision Architecture LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND)
Rodriguez Consulting Survey & civil engineering MBE
Sherwood Design Engineers Resilience & integrated systems  —
THA Consulting Structured parking MBE
Toole Design Transportation WBE
Urbane Development Community planning, workforce development MBE

 

About PIDC

PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. A non-profit founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. PIDC has invested more than $16.6 billion of financing and more than 3,200 acres of land sales—which has leveraged over $29 billion in total investment and assisted in retaining and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in Philadelphia. For more information about PIDC, visit www.PIDCphila.com and follow us @PIDCphila on Twitter.

About the Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is a growing community of nearly 15,000 employees and 170 employers who occupy 7.5 million square feet across a mix of property types, including office, retail, industrial, R&D, and institutional. These employers include the Urban Outfitters headquarters; GSK’s North American headquarters; Jefferson Health; life science companies such as Wuxi, Iovance, and Adaptimmune; manufacturers; corporate R&D, such as Axalta’s Global Innovation Center; critical U.S. Navy engineering centers; technology startups; and a graduate engineering, business, and research campus for Penn State University.

In addition to its proximity to a large, diverse talent pool; airport and highway access; and the ability to create customizable workplaces, the Navy Yard offers community members a range of amenities including restaurants and cafes, a riverfront greenway, free shuttle access, bikeshare, and over 20 acres of open green space. The Navy Yard is a collaborative community with curated food trucks, health and wellness programs, rotating public art installations by local and international artists, and hosts a variety of food, fitness, and philanthropic events in its parks. For more information about the Navy Yard, visit www.navyyard.org and follow us on Twitter @NavyYardPhila.

About Ensemble Real Estate Investments

Over the past 40 years, Ensemble has successfully invested and developed more than $2 billion in real estate across the United States, offering state-of-the-art property solutions in the healthcare/life science, hospitality, commercial, multi-family and mixed-use sectors. A widely respected leader in its industry, Ensemble has revolutionized the art of master planning, delivering iconic and strategically engineered facilities and beautifully preserved historic buildings—all designed to transform and inspire the communities they serve. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Ensemble has offices in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Reno. For more information, visit www.ensemble.net.

About Mosaic Development Partners

Mosaic Development Partners is a Philadelphia based, minority-certified commercial real estate development and project management company founded in 2008. Mosaic primarily focuses on ground up development and adaptive reuse of commercial properties in underserved urban communities. The company has successfully used viable, but complicated finance instruments (largely in the form of local, state, and federal loans and tax credits) to help stabilize and grow neighborhoods and create jobs. By partnering with municipalities, established developers, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, Mosaic has leveraged its investments and revitalized properties in struggling or stagnated communities. Since 2012, Mosaic and its partners have secured and invested more than $120 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods, resulting in hundreds of construction and full-time jobs, eliminating blight, and spurring additional investment in those communities.  To learn more about Mosaic, visit www.mosaicdp.com.

About James Corner Field Operations

James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge urban design and landscape architecture practice with offices in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Shenzhen, and London. Field Operations is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts and mixed-use master plans; to large parks, waterfronts and public spaces; to small well-crafted, detailed design projects. Regardless of scale, there is a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature, rooted in place and context. Important projects include the design of Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier and the Navy Yard’s Central Green, New York’s High Line, Brooklyn’s Domino Park, Seattle’s Central Waterfront, Cleveland’s Public Square, and Chicago’s Navy Pier. For more about Field Operations, visit www.fieldoperations.net.

PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic Execute Navy Yard Development Agreement, Launching $2.5 Billion Development Plan

Media Contacts: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, a.s.a.p.r. (for Ensemble/Mosaic) 410-430-9705; Jessica Calter, PIDC, 215-496-8161

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, in partnership with Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Mosaic Development Partners, today announced the execution of an agreement which provides Ensemble/Mosaic with the exclusive development rights for 109 acres at the Navy Yard and launches a $2.5 billion development plan that will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs.

The $400 million first phase includes development of two advanced life sciences buildings followed by significant residential and hospitality initiatives. Ensemble/Mosaic will construct a +/-100,000 square foot speculative laboratory and office development at 1201 Normandy Place with anticipated delivery by the close of 2022. The partners will concurrently market 333 Rouse Boulevard, which can accommodate a 120,000 square foot build-to-suit facility, for opportunities with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) manufacturers. Upon completion of these buildings the Navy Yard will eclipse one million square feet of life sciences space.

“Execution of the development agreement with Ensemble and Mosaic and commencement of their initial life sciences projects will launch the next exciting chapter of development at the Navy Yard.  Expanding this vibrant life sciences hub will bring high quality jobs to the Navy Yard, support growing companies in the advanced life sciences sector, and contribute to development of this dynamic campus that is already home to 15,000 employees,” said Kate McNamara, Senior Vice President, PIDC. “Equally exciting, our agreement includes one of the most intentional and inclusive economic opportunity initiatives in the history of this city.”

Ensemble Owned and Ensemble Mosaic Development Rights at the Navy Yard

Mosaic Development Partners is a Philadelphia based firm which specializes in commercial and mixed-use development. Since 2012, Mosaic has secured and invested more than $120 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods, bringing quality retail, commercial, recreational, and residential space to communities of color, along with hundreds of construction and full-time jobs.

Smallwood-Lewis said, “For the last eight years, Mosaic has built profitably with community and cultural sensitivity in mind, and this project is in many ways a culmination of our experience to date. The next phase of development Navy Yard represents a unique opportunity to build community and add density, while making the most of the waterfront access and incredible open spaces that have already grown in use and importance during this past year. It is an exciting time, and we are pleased to partner with PIDC and Ensemble in this effort.”

The agreement, which was initially announced last July, will guide the growth and expansion of the former military base and will further establish the Navy Yard as a vibrant and inclusive mixed-use community. Ensemble/Mosaic ultimately envisions approximately 3,000 residential units and nearly three million square feet of life science manufacturing, R&D, office, hotels, makerspace and retail space when complete.

Phase One of Ensemble/Mosaic development at the Navy Yard

Expanding Life Science Capacity is a Top Priority

The building at 1201 Normandy Place is designed by DIGSAU, an award-winning contemporary architecture firm, in collaboration with CRB, a global architecture and engineering firm, which together aims to set a new standard for innovation. Philadelphia-based DIGSAU has designed five buildings in the Navy Yard. CRB is a preeminent designer for life science manufacturing and laboratory environments.

The four-story facility targeting LEED Gold certification is conceived with flexibility at the forefront. Its 30,000 square foot floor plates with 16’ floor-to-floor heights will provide lab and clinical manufacturing-ready environments for ATMP (advanced therapy medicinal products) and life science companies. Spaces between 5,000 to 100,000 square feet will be available, maximizing both efficiency and optionality for the company’s operations.

“Located minutes from University City, the home of cell and gene therapy research, the Navy Yard is a critical component in the growth of life science companies in the region. It will allow companies to incubate, commercialize and manufacture within 15 minutes of each other and an international airport,” said Seltzer. “Our new buildings will create much-needed inventory for the incredible demand for space in this sector.”

The preliminary concept for 333 Rouse Boulevard is a 120,000 square foot facility providing office, laboratory space, cGMP manufacturing, warehousing and conditioned indoor mechanical space for plant and critical utilities. The manufacturing area will support interior ceiling heights up to 16’ and provide floor heights designed to facilitate cGMP manufacturing with walkable cleanroom ceiling systems.

The project provides for a balance of short-term efficiency and long-term flexibility, making it an ideal home to life sciences companies seeking immediate functionality and the ability to grow in place. This project is being designed by DIGSAU and IPS-Integrated Projects Services, LLC, a locally founded company that ranks as one of the top biologics, cell and gene therapy design firms in the world solely dedicated to designing, constructing and qualifying cGMP facilities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Drives Development

A key aspect of the vision of this dynamic and vibrant campus is that it provides opportunities for all Philadelphians. To that end, the partners are committed to deploying a robust and novel approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all elements of the 109 acres in the agreement.

“From the teams we assemble to design and build the buildings, to the projects and people who will occupy them, the Navy Yard will be a more inclusive place for all,” said Reaves. “Our collective goal is to create a national model that combines institutional development and inclusive strategies in new and exciting ways.”

This holistic inclusion strategy provides tremendous opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) participation. This will include diverse equity ownership with an innovative crowd-funding component, substantial M/WBE participation in construction and operations, inclusion of local and M/WBE small businesses in retail and makerspace opportunities, a paid internship program with Cheyney University, and the allocation of a share of net income to a charitable foundation that will create new opportunities for young people in Philadelphia. Additional details will be released at another time.

“These and other initiatives will attract female and minority students in high school and college from across the region and the country who are interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate, construction, architecture and design. It’s not just about planning and building for now, it’s about doing so for the future, too,” Reaves added.

Background

In September 2019, PIDC put out a call for prospective partners through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). PIDC received more than 35 responses to the RFQ in December 2019. Based on the RFQ criteria, five highly experienced teams were shortlisted and invited to submit full proposals in response to a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP). After detailed review and evaluation of the proposals and virtual team interviews with an Advisory Panel, PIDC selected the Ensemble/Mosaic co-development team in July 2020.

In January 2021, PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic released a Request for Proposals (RFP) opportunity for large-scale comprehensive master planning at the Navy Yard. The team sought proposals from qualified, experienced, diverse, and inclusive planning, design, and engineering firms to develop and deliver a comprehensive master plan. The 2021 Navy Yard Master Plan Update will establish a dynamic, cohesive, and achievable placemaking vision and development framework as the Navy Yard embarks on its next phase of expansion and growth. An announcement about the master plan firm will be made in the coming weeks.

PIDC retained JLL in early 2019 to advise in this selection of a development partner. JLL supported PIDC throughout the RFQ and RFP processes, and assisted PIDC with development agreement negotiations.

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Philadelphia Navy Yard Development Team Releases Request for Proposals Seeking Firms to Update Master Plan

Download press release as PDF: Navy Yard Master Plan RFP – 01.04.2021 – final

Update 1/12/21: Register for the Pre-Bid Meeting on Friday, January 15 at 9-11AM on Zoom.

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, in partnership with Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Mosaic Development Partners (“Ensemble/Mosaic”), has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) opportunity for large-scale comprehensive master planning at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic seek proposals from qualified, experienced, diverse, and inclusive planning, design, and engineering firms to develop and deliver a comprehensive master plan. The 2021 Navy Yard Master Plan Update will establish a dynamic, cohesive, and achievable placemaking vision and development framework as the Navy Yard embarks on its next phase of expansion and growth.

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PIDC Selects Navy Yard Development Partner

Renderings available HERE.

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, has selected a team comprised of Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Mosaic Development Partners as its development partner for 109 acres at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Selection of the Ensemble/Mosaic team is the culmination of a year-long competitive process that attracted interest from more than 35 development teams from across the country. The next phase of development will further establish the Navy Yard as a world-class business, manufacturing, R&D, and life sciences hub, and will include the creation of a vibrant mixed-use district including retail and makerspace. PIDC and the Ensemble/Mosaic team envision up to $2.6 billion of new private investment that will drive many thousands of new construction and permanent jobs.

Combined, the Ensemble/Mosaic team has successfully developed five million square feet of commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use properties in Philadelphia and across the country, and has been recognized for their exceptional projects and positive impacts to neighborhoods and communities. The team demonstrated an understanding of PIDC’s mission and shared a strategic vision for the Navy Yard to drive business growth and job creation for Philadelphia. The team also brings a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the project, including ownership, construction, professional services, operations, and tenancy. These factors, combined with the team’s local presence and experience, demonstrated financial capacity, and a track record of success with both new construction and adaptive re-use of historic buildings, positioned the Ensemble/Mosaic team as the clear choice to lead the next stage of growth and development at the Navy Yard.

New Mustin District will be focused on life sciences, commercial, office, and residential. Buildings are organized around pockets of green space and public recreation trails. Credit: DIGSAU

“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone for this long-term public-private partnership led by PIDC that has brought the Navy Yard from the uncertainty and job losses of the early 1990’s to a dynamic home to more than 175 companies and 15,000 employees,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “The Navy Yard has fulfilled its initial promise of becoming a thriving center for business, innovation, investment, talent, and jobs, establishing itself as one of the city’s major engines of economic growth. The exciting new partnership with Ensemble/Mosaic will not only build on this track record, but will also bring new ideas and energy to the Navy Yard while ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the forefront of its next phase of development.”

In alignment with PIDC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Ensemble/Mosaic team is committed to providing opportunities for all Philadelphians to share in the next stage of successful development at the Navy Yard. This holistic inclusion strategy provides for minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) participation, including diverse equity ownership with an innovative crowd-funding component, substantial M/WBE participation in construction and operations, inclusion of local and M/WBE small businesses in retail and makerspace opportunities, and allocating a share of net income to a charitable foundation that will create new opportunities for young people in Philadelphia.

“The long-term commitments and investments made by employers, developers, partners, and the U.S. Navy through the years has reestablished the Navy Yard as a major employment center in Philadelphia and as an exciting place to work,” said Kate McNamara, PIDC Senior Vice President, Navy Yard. “We are thrilled to embark on our new partnership with Ensemble and Mosaic to sustain and build on the Navy Yard’s momentum. Together, we will deliver on our commitment of an innovative, inclusive, and welcoming place in Philadelphia for workers to access jobs at all skill levels, businesses to grow and thrive, and visitors to appreciate the outdoors, public art, and history.”

New Mustin District will be focused on life sciences, commercial, office, and residential. Buildings are organized around pockets of green space and public recreation trails. Credit: DIGSAU

Ensemble, based locally at the Navy Yard and headquartered in Long Beach, California, is a full-service real estate solutions and investments provider that creates exceptional real estate in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial and urban multifamily/mixed-use sectors. Ensemble entered the Philadelphia market in 2012 when it began the development and construction of the 172-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the Navy Yard — and in 2016, its 40-room expansion. Since that time, Ensemble has developed, acquired, or is in development of 14 properties totaling 1.3 million square feet on over 45 acres at the Navy Yard, and is the largest private owner at the Navy Yard. Ensemble has successfully delivered over 4 million square feet across its national portfolio.

“We are excited to join together with PIDC and Mosaic to achieve our collective vision of providing high-quality mixed-use and residential projects, compelling public spaces, and a nationally recognized Life Sciences campus that the city of Philadelphia can be proud of,” said Kam Babaoff, Chairman of Ensemble Real Estate Investments. “We recognize the immense responsibility it will be to steward the development of the Navy Yard so it can endure for the good of the community for generations to come. Our partnership with Mosaic, with their intimate local perspective, keen development expertise, and innovative approaches to engaging every demographic in Philadelphia, heightens this perspective and will greatly contribute to a successful development.”

Mosaic Development Partners is a Philadelphia based, certified MBE real estate development and management company, founded in 2008 by Gregory Reaves and Leslie Smallwood-Lewis. Mosaic primarily focuses on ground up development and adaptive reuse of commercial properties in underserved urban communities. Since 2012, Mosaic and its partners have secured financing, invested, and initiated more than $200 million in the greater Philadelphia region, bringing quality retail, commercial, recreational, and residential space to communities of color, along with hundreds of construction and full-time jobs.

“The Mosaic team is thrilled to partner with Ensemble and PIDC on the next phase of the Navy Yard,” said Gregory Reaves, co-owner of Mosaic Development Partners. “The prior work at the Navy Yard has set an extremely high bar, and we are eager to apply our development model and expertise to bring unique perspective and solutions to the development team and create opportunities for disenfranchised businesses and communities who seek to become a part of this historic location.”

Redevelopment of historic Building 624: Historic Core pedestrian plaza flanked by artisan makerspaces for authentic local retail. Credit: Groundswell

In September 2019, PIDC put out a call for prospective partners through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). PIDC received more than 35 responses to the RFQ in December 2019. Based on the RFQ criteria, five highly experienced teams were shortlisted and invited to submit full proposals in response to a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP). All five shortlisted teams submitted comprehensive proposals on May 22, 2020. After detailed review and evaluation of the proposals and virtual team interviews with an Advisory Panel, PIDC selected the Ensemble/Mosaic co-development team. The parties expect to finalize a development agreement shortly and pre-development work for the first project is expected to occur in 2021.

Redevelopment of historic Building 624: Historic Core pedestrian plaza flanked by artisan makerspaces for authentic local retail. Credit: Groundswell

 

Proposed residential building in the Historic Core with pedestrian plaza + ground floor retail for employees and residents. Credit: DIGSAU

About PIDC

PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. A non-profit founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. PIDC has invested more than $16.6 billion of financing and more than 3,200 acres of land sales—which has leveraged over $29 billion in total investment and assisted in retaining and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in Philadelphia

For more information about PIDC, visit www.PIDCphila.com and follow us @PIDCphila on Twitter.

About the Navy Yard:

Today, the Navy Yard is a growing community of nearly 15,000 employees and 170 employers who occupy 7.5 million square feet across a mix of property types, including office, retail, industrial, R&D, and institutional. These employers include the Urban Outfitters headquarters; GSK’s North American headquarters; Jefferson Health; life science and technology startups; manufacturers; corporate R&D, including Axalta’s Global Innovation Center; critical U.S. Navy engineering centers; and a graduate engineering, business, and research campus for Penn State University.

In addition to its proximity to a large, diverse talent pool; airport and highway access; and the ability to create customizable workplaces, the Navy Yard offers community members a range of amenities including restaurants and cafes, a riverfront greenway, free shuttle access, bikeshare, and over 20 acres of open green space. The Navy Yard is a collaborative community with curated food trucks, health and wellness programs, rotating public art installations by local and international artists, and hosts a variety of food, fitness, and philanthropic events in its parks.

For more information about the Navy Yard, visit www.navyyard.org and follow us on Twitter @NavyYardPhila.

About Ensemble Real Estate Investments:

Over the past 40 years, Ensemble has successfully invested and developed over $2 billion in real estate across the United States, offering state-of-the-art property solutions in the healthcare, hospitality, commercial, and urban multi-family and mixed-use sectors. A widely respected leader in its industry, Ensemble has revolutionized the art of master planning, delivering iconic and strategically engineered facilities and beautifully preserved historic buildings—all designed to transform and inspire the communities they serve.

In January 2020, Ensemble opened its Philadelphia’s Navy Yard office, which will be led by previous Liberty Property Trust executives Brian Cohen and Mark Seltzer. The office seeks to support Ensemble’s East Coast growth, particularly at the Navy Yard where Ensemble has already invested $360 million. The company’s 14 Navy Yard properties boast a collective 1.3 million square feet and 45 acres, and include hotels, mixed-use developments, and life science facilities for leading-edge companies like Iovance Biotherapeutics, Adaptimmune, and WuXi Advanced Therapies.

To learn more about Ensemble, visit https://ensemble.net/.

About Mosaic Development Partners and Mosaic Brokerage Group:

Mosaic Development Partners is a Philadelphia based, minority certified commercial real estate development and project management company founded in 2008. Mosaic primarily focuses on ground up development and adaptive reuse of commercial properties in underserved urban communities. The company has successfully used viable, but complicated finance instruments (largely in the form of local, state, and federal loans and tax credits) to help stabilize and grow neighborhoods and create jobs. By partnering with municipalities, established developers, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, Mosaic has leveraged its investments and revitalized properties in struggling or stagnated communities. Since 2012, Mosaic and its partners have secured and invested more than $100 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods, resulting in hundreds of construction and full-time jobs, eliminating blight, and spurring additional investment in those communities.

Mosaic Brokerage Group (MBG) is a full-service real estate brokerage. Its agents are experienced in residential and commercial leasing and sales, tenant representation and the repositioning of existing assets. The brokerage is well regarded for its ability to assist its clients in evaluating and implementing improvements that will best position the asset to ensure a positive outcome.

To learn more about Mosaic, visit www.mosaicdp.com and www.mosaicbrokerage.com.

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Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and today is a growing community where companies and their employees thrive. Future growth will support up to 10 million square feet of commercial and residential development.

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