CTBUH Chapter Event

CTBUH Philadelphia Presents: Navigating the Future at the Navy Yard

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | The Navy Yard | 150 Rouse Boulevard, Suite 150 | Philadelphia

Join us for an insightful presentation of the Navy Yard Plan, detailing its vision, progress, and future endeavors. Get an exclusive look at the recently completed projects as we take a walk around the premises. Engage in discussions and gain a deeper understanding of this transformative initiative. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of shaping the future of the Navy Yard!

The event will kick off with a reception, and networking continued following the tour. Light food and drinks will be provided.

Spots are limited! Registration is required.



5:00: Networking Reception
5:30: Introduction and Remarks
5:40: Navy Yard Plan Presentation
6:10: On-site Tour
6:30: Networking
7:00: Event Concludes


Featured Panel Participants:

Mark Seltzer
Managing Director, Ensemble

Mark is one of two Managing Directors responsible for Ensemble’s East Coast development and investments and he is a member of the Leadership Team. His extensive background in CRE includes 20+ years in the public and private sectors. Previously, Mark was Vice President of Leasing & Property Development for Liberty Property Trust, where he was responsible for development, leasing, and dispositions. During his tenure with Liberty, he oversaw 1.6 million SF of commercial real estate activity at the Navy Yard. He also managed the company’s relationship with the Navy Yard’s public sector development partner, PIDC, where he had served as Vice President.

Gregory Reaves
Founder & CEO, Mosaic Development Partners

Greg spent more than 30 years working at all levels in corporate and private industries. He graduated from Howard University, Washington, DC, with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He began his career with McNeil Consumer Products Company. Greg then joined Merck and Co. Inc., where he received eight promotions and held eleven different positions, including worldwide head of media relations and Vice President of Global Research Communications Policy during his tenure with the company. Greg left Merck and started a consulting company, where he assisted pharmaceutical and real estate companies with marketing and crisis communications. He subsequently joined a midsize real estate development company, where he became COO and a member of the executive team. Greg established Mosaic Development Partners in 2008, and together with his partner Leslie they have completed projects in Philadelphia totaling more than $200 million in direct investment and have an additional $7B in projects in its pipeline.

Serge Nalbantian, MA - Architecture
Vice President, Development & Construction, Ensemble

Serge has worked on award-winning, multi-billion dollar commercial and mixed-use/multi-family developments in Philadelphia and the Middle East. His focus is on Ensemble’s joint venture – Ensemble/ Mosaic – at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and he recently served as a member of the team that issued the 2022 Navy Yard Plan. Prior to Ensemble, he played a significant role in the development of the Comcast Technology Center and Four Seasons Hotel, and Comcast Center. The towers are two of the tallest buildings in North America and have received numerous major awards.

Nelson Way
Director, Leasing & Development, Ensemble

Nelson joined Ensemble in 2021 as Director of Leasing and Development. He contributes to new developments and leads leasing activities for the Ensemble’s regional portfolio, which includes its holdings at the Navy Yard, where Ensemble is the largest private landlord with over a million square feet of office and life science properties. Prior to Ensemble, Nelson was with Workspace Property Trust where he directed leasing for a substantial portfolio in the Philadelphia region. Nelson began his career in commercial real estate at Avison Young.