Monthly Archives: February 2014

ULI Launches Real Estate Entrepreneur Program

ULI Education has launched a program specially designed to meet the needs of real estate entrepreneurs. The next two courses will be held in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Realize Your Potential as a Real Estate Entrepreneur ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Programs, a new series of ULI courses, is specially designed to meet the needs of independent real estate professionals. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for your first deal or a more seasoned veteran seeking to stay informed of current trends, opportunities, and skill sets, these programs will … Read More

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Check Out New Urban Land Magazine Article on ULX: Holistic Health Design

Check Out New Urban Land Magazine Article on How the London Eye is Becoming Influential Across the Globe Originally published in UrbanLand By Ron Nyren In order to meet the needs of growing—and aging—populations, incorporate contemporary approaches to health care, and accommodate rapid changes in medical technologies, health care providers are challenged to modernize and expand their facilities and bring their services closer to where patients are. They are also providing more community amenities, such as conference facilities and cafés. The following ten projects—all completed during the past five years—include a 19th-century Gothic … Read More

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Building Healthy Places Conference Gathers Real Estate Leaders

Building Healthy Places Conference Gathers Real Estate Leaders by Rachel MacCleery On Thursday, February 20, 2014. in Los Angeles, leaders from a cross-section of real estate fields gathered for ULI’s Building Healthy Places: Unlocking the Value conference. The first of its kind for ULI, the event is part of a series of activities being undertaken by ULI as part of the Building Healthy Places Initiative, launched in July. Co-chaired by the Colorado Health Foundation President Anne Warhover and past ULI chairman Peter Rummell, the conference explored the connections between health and … Read More

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2014 Hines Competition Finalists Named

2014 Hines Competition Finalists Named Graduate student teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin will compete in Nashville for the 12th annual Hines Student Urban Design Competition and the grand prize of $50,000. The four teams will make their final proposals for developing the city’s historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood on April 3. As part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, the 2014 competition asks the student teams to submit a development proposal that would promote healthy living for … Read More

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Last Chance to Apply for Two ULI Awards

Last Chance to Apply for Two ULI Awards Apply now or nominate a colleague who has designed or developed an exceptional project that you think is deserving of recognition. ULI has extended the deadline to March 3 for its awards recognizing the best in real estate development and public open spaces: The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 36th year, the program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate … Read More

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ULI Members Carl Weisbrod and Alicia Glen Appointed to Mayor de Blasio’s Administration

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Former ULI Trustee, Carl Weisbrod Named Mayor de Blasio’s Department of City Planning Commission Chair New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named former Urban Land Institute Trustee, Carl Weisbrod as the new chairman of the city’s planning commission. With over 35 years experience, Mr. Weisbrod is considered to be a plugged-in real estate consultant and was the former co-chair of the new Mayor’s transition team. “Carl is a quintessential New Yorker. He brings a real passion for our neighborhoods and our diversity across the five boroughs. And he also … Read More

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Big Ideas for the Future of Multifamily Rental Housing

2014 ULI/Carolyn and Preston Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing The ULI/Carolyn and Preston Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing is an annual invitation-only forum that brings together leading practitioners from across the multifamily housing industry to explore various aspects of the industry. The forum series has been generously endowed by Carolyn and Preston Butcher. Mr. Butcher, a ULI trustee and ULI Foundation Governor, is chairman and chief executive officer of Legacy Partners, a 45-year-old real estate investment, development and property management company based in Foster City, CA. The inaugural forum took … Read More

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Join Us: 2/5 Twitter Chat on Housing Affordability

Have you read our latest report Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions to Expand the Supply of Affordable Rentals? If so, then you are ready to join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners for an engaging chat on Twitter this Wednesday, February 5 at 1 p.m. ET. During the 90-minute chat, the report authors will be sharing their insights and taking questions from participants. We also want to hear your ideas for lowering the development cost of affordable housing. Follow @EnterpriseNow @E_HousingPolicy and @ULIHousing to participate in the dialogue. Be sure to tag … Read More

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ULI Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Below is a statement from ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips regarding President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address. We are encouraged by President Obama’s commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change by supporting greater development and use of alternative energy sources, and with innovative approaches to reducing the energy consumption of buildings. Reducing carbon emissions and reinforcing the environmental sustainability of our urban areas are key focus areas for the Urban Land Institute. The impacts of climate change are playing, and will continue to play, a greater … Read More

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Top Leaders of Real Estate Industry React to ULI NY’s Emerging Trends In Real Estate® and Explore 2014 Market Forecasts For Office, Retail and Residential Sectors

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On Thursday, January 30, more than 300 guests attended a half-day conference entitled Real Estate Outlook 2014. The program included a keynote presentation by Brian Nottage, Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management. Mr. Nottage highlighted the booms in the luxury housing market and in Brooklyn due to the restaurant and hospitality sectors. He was followed by panel discussions with esteemed industry experts, including: Bob Alexander, Chairman, CBRE Randy Anderson, Americas Head of Research, CBRE Robert Futterman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, RKF MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest City Ratner … Read More

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