Originally Posted by Larry King
Ya my initial post may seem harsh... I was very shocked at the time.. academics living in fantasyland is a pet peeve of mine, hope they can pull it off
These aren't exactly "academics" as that term is usually used, i.e., professors with little real-world experience. These are former real estate development officers and advisors, at least a couple of whom (Omar Blaik and Alicia Kodadek) ran one of the largest and most successful urban real estate development programs in the city and state, if not the country, on behalf of one of the wealthiest universities in the country (Penn). I think these folks know how to get stuff done, especially in Philly.