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You’re invited to register for an Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Workshop Series in Charlotte, NC


Registration is now open for the ACV workshop series at!  Is your community or organization ready for the next wave of vehicle technologies – Autonomous and Connected Vehicles- to hit the road? Do you want to learn more about autonomous and connected vehicles and how to begin preparing for them? If so, great! Centralina Council of Governments and the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition are hosting a series of three workshops in the fall on autonomous and connected vehicles (ACV) and how MPOs, local governments, and other stakeholders can prepare … Read More

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RECAP: Affordable Housing Conversation Series


RECAP:  Affordable Housing Conversation Series On July 13, 2017, ULI Charlotte members gathered to discuss Affordable Housing.  Below are some notes from the first conversation. The goal of these conversations is to coordinate efforts around affordable housing.  ULI Charlotte asked, “where is our space in the affordable housing conversation?”  Our focus is to communicate the importance and benefits of workforce and affordable housing.  These discussions are intended to share what’s happening in the community, what are some opportunities, and what are some of the faces and numbers of the people … Read More

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Symposium: Techquake – Disruptive Innovation Shaking the World of Real Estate


Technology breakthroughs are unlocking opportunities for growth and enabling communities to provide highly experiential live/work environments.  ULI Charlotte is pleased to bring insight to our members on global, regional, local, or market driven innovations and disruptions that are reshaping our world.  Join your colleagues and these experts to discuss emerging, distributive innovations including fiber technology, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and mobile applications, to name a few. Confirmed Speakers Include:  Douglas Welton, Einstein’s Legacy Jeff Barber, Gensler Harry Lightsey, Emerging Technologies Policy, GM Mike Bell, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning Optical Communications … Read More

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RECAP:  Spring Meeting Rewind


On May 11, 2017, ULI Charlotte convened ULI Spring Meeting attendees with local members and attendees to discuss information shared in Seattle and how it applies to our businesses.  Some of the insights shared included: Capital Markets are cautiously optimistic; more disciplined in business this time around Retail impact: Less impact on local “necessity” stores – coffee shops, hair, nail salons Less impact on low and high price point stores – e.g. Dollar Stores is already used to operating at a slim margin/high volume; Nordstrom is known for customer service … Read More

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Real Estate Finance Symposium 2016: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Real Estate Finance Symposium 2016: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges ULI Charlotte and UNC Charlotte Childress Klein Center for Real Estate April 12th, 2016 Hear from CEOs, Partners and Directors on finding investments, accessing capital, market opportunities and challenges Discover how investors and lenders are deploying capital today Assess whether credit risks are being properly managed and priced Hear from capital providers and users discussing potential deals and current financing arrangements Learn about the secular and cyclical dynamics that have affected cap rates during the current real estate cycle. Hear experts discuss … Read More

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Trends in Real Estate


What’s ahead for 2016 and beyond? ULI Charlotte will present its annual Trends in Real Estate event on Thursday, November 19. This year, Dean Schwanke will present a synopsis of the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report.  The 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Report… has a 36-year history and is the most highly regarded and widely-read forecast report for the North American real estate market. Undertaken by PwC and ULI, the report provides an outlook on U.S. investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan … Read More

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RECAP – Personal & Professional Resiliency (#Resiliency)

WLI Fall Symposium

On September 10, 2015, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted Jane McIntyre for a fireside chat with Sonja Gantt and too these leadership nuggets from the program: As a leader, you should focus 70% of your time on what you do best, 20% on something new, and 10% on what you do the least well (and delegate it out). While 75% of US presidents were in the bottom of their schools class ranking; 50% of millionaires never finished college; majority of CEO’s had a C level GPA, they all … Read More

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RECAP – RWCI: Mixed Income Housing with a New Twist


During the September 3, 2015 CoffeeTalk, ULI members gathered to hear about efforts to transform the former public housing Boulevard Homes into a vibrant and holistic neighborhood.  The Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) is a true example of real estate serving a social need.  While meeting in the community room of the new senior housing building of Renaissance, the RWCI board and ULI Members presented the progress and vision of the community. The program began with a history of the community and of the motivation behind moving from a public … Read More

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YLG Networking Social – August 20, 2015


August 20th’s YLG Networking Social — The Craft Tasting Room & Growler served as a perfect location to host the young group of rising professionals. The unique interior, architecture, and premium location offered a perfect combination of professional networking and late week decompression that many strive for. Dan Davis, owner and operator of the Craft Tasting Room, gave the audience an impactful rendition of just how challenging, even the greatest ideas, can be. Read More

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WLI Fall Symposium


Join us in a fireside chat with Jane McIntyre and Sonja Gant (WCNC News Anchor) to hear about how Jane fostered and strengthened the vision of the organization to move beyond the obstacles and reenergize the United Way’s mission and service within our community. Read More

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