Monthly Archives: May 2012

Members-Only Breakfast Recap

ULI Charlotte Spring Members Only Breakfast May 24, 2012 Perspectives on Recent ULI Spring Meeting Panelists: Lee Cochran, CFO, Levine Properties Walter Fisher, Partner, K&L Gates Forde Britt, Broker, The Nichols Company Moderator: Charles Teal, CEO, Saussy Burbank The focus of the discussion at the ULI Charlotte Spring Members Only Breakfast was to provide individual perspectives on the 2012 ULI Spring Meeting that was hosted in Charlotte May 8th – 10th, 2012. In addition to summaries provided on various sessions attended by the panelists, each panelist spoke of their individual … Read More

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UrbanPlan Volunteer Class of 2012

On April 12, the UrbanPlan Volunteer Class of 2012 completed a day long training.  Congratulations to our class for studying, preparing, and participating in UrbanPlan.  We are excited to have these 11 individuals join other ULI members dedicated to participating in our high school and university program. Urban Plan Volunteer Class of 2012: Chuck Graham, Newton Graham Consultants; Elizabeth McMillan, Crescent Resources, LLC; Charlie Rulick, TDS / Well Fargo; Dennis Richter, National Renewable Energy Corporation; Chip Stanley, Beacon Partners; Jennifer Stanton, JMS Advisory Services; Dean Smith, Apartment Realty Advisors; Mark … Read More

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ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast

A new Urban Land Institute survey of 38 leading real estate economists and analysts from across the United States projects broad improvements for the nation’s economy, real estate capital markets, real estate fundamentals and the housing industry through 2014. The findings, released today, mark the start of a semi-annual survey of economists, the ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, being conducted by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. Click here for the full press release Click here for the ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast

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Resilient Communities: Innovation for Change Symposium Recap and Photos

April 5, 2012 at UNCC Center City Campus The theme of the day was innovation and collaboration. The first presentation was facilitated by Mitchell Silver, Chief Planning and Economic Development Officer for the city of Raleigh. Mr. Silver laid the foundation for the resilient communities discussion as he walked the audience through the history of urbanization. He discussed the importance of people and communities across regions working together in order to grow together. He focused on what attributes make a community resilient, specifically how a community plans for trends, emerging … Read More

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Saving Money and Energy through Occupant Engagement Recap

Presented by: Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, PhD, The Garrison Institute April 5, 2012 at UNCC Center City Campus The Garrison Institute’s mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future. Specifically, the presentation discussed how human behavior and patterns impact energy consumption both in commercial and residential settings and how a community can drive change in energy use by developing an approach to raise awareness among individuals as to daily energy consumption. The presentation started by discussing how … Read More

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Charlotte’s Kings of Data

From Real Estate Bisnow – Charlotte It might not look that exciting (we were hoping it would look more like the inside of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey), but facilities like this data center are leading the move to the cloud. They’re the fortresses of the modern age, with uninterruptible power, tough HVAC systems, and around-the-clock security and monitoring. They’re also leading real estate development in the Charlotte area. Apple is well known for its sprawling data center in southern Catawba County, but hometown data center specialist Peak 10 … Read More

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The Brains Behind Metropolitan at Midtown

From Real Estate Bisnow – Charlotte During ULI’s Spring Meeting next week in Charlotte, one of the featured tours and a location for various council meetings is the Metropolitan at Midtown. It isn’t quite built out yet, but it’s an outstanding example of public-private cooperation in the 2000s to reinvent part of an urban area. Cooper Carry CEO Kevin Cantley spoke to us about the development’s impact on Charlotte. The property was the outgrowth of a very deliberate public-private planning process, Kevin tells us. It dates from the late ’90s … Read More

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Garrison Institute Hub Meeting | May 10th | 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Jonathan Rose, founder of the Jonathan Rose Companies and the Garrison Institute, will be our guest speaker. The Jonathan Rose Companies is a green real estate policy, planning, development, civic development and investment firm. The company currently manages over $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities. In this session Mr. Rose will discuss how his firm uses an interdisciplinary approach to integrate environmental, social and economic objectives into its work, including the firm’s success in redevelopment low income housing. The session will … Read More

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