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Bringing it Home: ULI Spring Meeting Rewind


Highlights from the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle – lessons learned from industry leaders and beyond; and real results from real projects. The Spring Meeting Rewind breakfast will feature discussions with ULI members who will have attended the ULI Spring Meeting May 2-4 in Seattle, WA.

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ULI Carolinas | Carolinas’ Meeting Recap

From ULI: – Attendees can apply for AIA or AICP credit by submitting this form. Transforming Through Innovation & Community With nearly 600 attendees from across the Carolinas, the 2017 Carolinas’ Meeting was a well-attended, content-rich event full of dynamic speakers, engaging programs, and ample networking opportunities. Without question, the region is transforming through innovation and community. Driven by economic and population growth, fueled by major private and public investments and shaped by visionary leadership— the Fourth Annual Carolinas’ Meeting highlighted the many ways we are entering a new era of innovation in the Carolinas. … Read More

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ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station


ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station In October, 2016, ULI Charlotte was engaged by University City Partners, with funding by the Knight Foundation, to study the economic viability and possible land uses for a study area that includes a ¼ mile radius around the Tom Hunter Light Rail Station on the Lynx Blue Line Extension, with special emphasis on the 18-acre Parks Chevrolet site.  After studying the area, the panel issued the following recommendations: Transform perceptions and reclaim neighborhood reputation Create a Town Center at the Parks Chevrolet … Read More

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City at 34% of Three-Year Affordable Housing Goal


The City of Charlotte recently released the ULI Terwilliger Center Recommendations to the City of Charlotte click here. The report received coverage in the Charlotte Business Journal on April 4, 2017 – click here. The City has hired Enterprise do provide a deeper analysis of needs and solutions and there are active conversations happening about allocating additional public funds and creating a public-private financing vehicle. A special thanks goes to the panel of ULI members that helped shape these recommendations, Adam Ducker, managing director and director of urban real estate, RCLCO; … Read More

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Opportunity Task Force Recommends Action on Affordable Housing


A long-awaited, 92-page report issued this week by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force proposed a wide range of strategies for improving opportunities for upward social and economic mobility — including a number of proposals to increase the supply of affordable housing.  The Task Force was formed in May 2015 in response to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on the economic mobility of low-income families in major American metropolitan areas. The study found that in cities like Charlotte, Atlanta and Indianapolis, … Read More

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Where’s the growth coming next? Just follow the beer


If you wanted to invent a foolproof system for tracking which neighborhoods are soon-to-be hotbeds for revitalization, gentrification and the M-word (Millennials), you could do worse than following the breweries. Read more here.

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Member Profile – John Scott Trotter


As Vice President of Acquisitions & Dispositions for Charlotte-based Charter Properties, Inc., John Scott Trotter helps manage the firm’s capital market activities, which includes identifying and executing acquisitions and asset sales, as well as building relationships with financial partners. Among the most satisfying aspects of his job, he says, is the ability to participate in the full “life cycle of a real estate project, engaging with all of the inherent challenges and opportunities along the way.” He cites his recent involvement in the Kingsley Village project in Fort Mill, SC … Read More

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ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast: Spring 2017


ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast: Spring 2017 You’re invited to join us on Wednesday, April 19, at 1 pm ET for an exclusive, complimentary webinar for ULI Members and the media. Learn what experts forecast for movement in economic and real estate indicators by the end of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Listen to a lively debate between leading economist and analysts who participated in the Consensus Forecast survey as they explain or defend their views. As questions or challenge consensus about what lies ahead for the real estate industry in … Read More

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Increasing Workforce and Affordable Housing in Charlotte Recommendations for Public and Private Sector Action


ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing recently released a report that provides recommendations for increasing the supply of workforce and affordable housing in Charlotte, North Carolina. The recommendations were developed by the staff of the Terwilliger Center and a panel consisting of a group the Center’s national advisory board members.  Recommendations outlined include: Bring new public and private resources to bear on creating supply. Create new and consistent incentives for mixed-income development. Maximize mixed-income development through public real estate. Ensure preservation of existing workforce and affordable units. Use zoning and land … Read More

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Two Members Accepted to the Product Council Exchange

Gift Packed Congratulations Birthday Bow

Congratulations to Amanda Gardner of New Forum and John Scott Trotter of Charter Properties, for being accepted to the ULI District Council/Product Council Exchange program.  By invitation only, this program offers a one-time opportunity for emerging leader members who have sufficient professional experience and are active in the District Council system to attend a Product Council reception/dinner and meeting at the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle, WA.  We look forward to hearing about your experience.

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