Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tour the Pullman Historic District at the ULI Fall Meeting

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The Pullman Historic District, the destination of a ULI Fall Meeting mobile workshop, is qualified to become a national park candidate. According to the National Park Service (NPS) “…the district has a unique historical significance that makes it an appropriate candidate for a park.” Read more about the NPS report. George Pullman, who designed the Pullman Sleeping Car for trains, built Pullman as the first company town in the nation, and the district has been a national landmark since 1970. Mobile Workshop participants will see the centerpiece of the complex, the Administration Building, … Read More

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Ideas Generator Winner: Christopher Bledsoe

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Nearly 1,000 people participated in ULI’s Idea Generator, a month-long competition that produced more than 100 ideas for concurrent sessions at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago. The idea with the most votes was added as an individual session. The winner of this year’s competition is Christopher Bledsoe of Stage 3 Properties. He will present “Shared Housing Meets Micro Real Estate” as the crowd-picked session on Thursday, November 7 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 AM.  This session will explore the trends behind the emergence of the multi-billion dollar room-share market. In addition, … Read More

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with ULI NNJ

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ULI Northern New Jersey is hosting a networking event at the Pilsener Haus Biergarten. It is located in Hoboken and within walking distance from the PATH train. There will be an open bar serving authentic Oktoberfest beers and house wines. In addition hot pretzels and appetizers will also be served. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event is open to ULI New York members for $55 per person and $75  for non-members. Come celebrate Oktoberfest with colleagues and casually socialize with … Read More

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The End of Suburban Sprawl? Observations from Ed McMahon’s Summer Trips

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by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, but on my recent trips to a variety of communities across the country speaking about the ULI report Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development, I saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Carmel, Indiana: a large, fast growing suburb north of Indianapolis. In Carmel, many examples of the kind of compact, walkable development once confined to cities are on exhibit. … Read More

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Ron Terwilliger Named 2013 Recipient of the ULI J.C. Nicholas Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

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J. Ronald Terwilliger has fond memories of growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, in the 1940s and 1950s. He played outside with the other kids on his street until well after dark. He walked or biked wherever he needed to go. He did not feel rich or poor; he felt he was part of the community. That sense of belonging, seeded in the comfort of being able to equate housing with home and security, would ultimately shape a commitment he made decades later to expand and improve … Read More

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Swim in the Shark Tank at the Fall Meeting

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The ULI Fall Meeting has many programs to appeal to professionals in every sector of the real estate industry. The Shark Tank session is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 3:30 to 4:45PM. You can pitch your real estate investment proposal to a celebrity panel of investment professionals (“sharks”) – one of whom is Robert C. Lieber, Chair of ULI New York. Take advantage of this opportunity to submit an investment proposal and gain insight into the decisions of an investment committee. It will be a chance to test the … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting Speakers Announced for Interaction Sessions

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We know it’s important to set yourself apart in this competitive business climate. The ULI Fall Meeting provides unique information and insights that will spark new ideas and that you won’t find anywhere else. Join ULI in Chicago from November 5 to 8. After hearing about the latest trends on Wednesday and real deals and case studies on Thursday, participate in interactive sessions with thought leaders during The Changing World: A ULI Speaker Series on Friday. In the Speaker Series, ULI gathers visionaries for a joint keynote presentation, followed by smaller sessions that dive … Read More

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Chicago Works: Young Leader Reception at Epic

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Young leaders from the Chicago area will host the ULI 2013 Fall Meeting Young Leader Reception from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, November 5 at Epic, one of the newest plush bars in the River North area and a recommended restaurant by the 2013 Michelin Guide. With its towering loft space, rooftop lounge, grand glass staircase, and views of the city skyline, Epic restaurant is a can’t-miss destination. Your evening out will include signature house cocktails, beer, wine, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and music by DJ Sasha.  Over 400 young … Read More

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