Monthly Archives: September 2013

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

Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, writes ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon. But on his recent trips to communities across the United States to speak about the ULI report “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development,” he saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing. Read more.

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J. Ronald Terwilliger Named the 2013 ULI Nichols Laureate

The importance of appealing affordable housing as a vital component of thriving communities is being recognized with this year’s ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Internationally recognized housing expert and former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the prize, which is the Institute’s highest honor. Learn more about Terwilliger. Click here for a video.

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Fall Meeting: Accepting Shark Tank Proposals

Swim with the Sharks at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting Take advantage of a unique opportunity to pitch your real estate proposal to investment professionals at the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. ULI seeks entrepreneurs to present their business plans in a session modeled after the reality TV show Shark Tank. Panelists Cia Buckley, Robert C. Lieber, and Patricia R. Healy will provide their critiques–and perhaps their support! Submit your project abstract by Oct. 11.

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WLI luncheon – Getting to the top – Recap

 September 17, 2013 Panelists: Pamela Davies, Ph.D., President of Queens University, Pat Garrett, former President of the Charlotte Housing Partnership, and Jill Swain, Mayor of Huntersville Moderator: Sonya Gantt, Anchor, WCNC-TV  On Tuesday, September 17, members and non-members of ULI, at various stages in their careers, gathered to hear successful women discuss opportunities and challenges faced during their career path. The network luncheon featured an impressive panel withPamela Davies, Ph.D., President of Queens University, Pat Garrett, former President of the Charlotte Housing Partnership, and Jill Swain, Mayor of Huntersville. Sonya Gantt, Anchor of WCNC-TV, … Read More

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Carbon Nation back by Popular Demand

Join the UNCC College of Arts and Sciences for a full showing of Peter Byck’s Carbon Nation film with Q&A following with Peter Byck (the film producer and director), on September 25, 2013. UNCC Center City Building from 12:45– 3:15pm.  The film was previously screened with ULI Charlotte and USGB in December and received outstanding response.  For more information or to register, click here.

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Learn Online: Two Courses Make Microsoft Excel Work for You

Want to take your financial modeling skills to the next level? The two-hour online course Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals on Sept. 12 will arm you with strategies for reusing financial models to save substantial time. More advanced Microsoft Excel users will benefit from the online course Introduction to Modeling Investment Waterfall Distributions on Sept. 23 and 25, which will teach the theory behind “waterfall” profit distribution and the Excel functions for constructing a waterfall.  

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Chicago Works: Young Leader Reception at Epic

Young leaders from the Chicago area will host the ULI 2013 Fall Meeting Young Leader Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Epic, one of the newest plush bars in the River North area and a recommendedrestaurant 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 real estate … Read More

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