Category Archives: Membership

Do You Know a Potential Member? They Can Save $25!


Members are the core of ULI and the strength of our organization. Do you know a potential member? New members can join by June 30th using the promo code MEM17 and save $25 on annual membership dues. Share if you know somebody who would benefit from ULI membership. ULI members  enjoy: Members-only events to meet peers in the public and private sectors Webinars and publications on the cutting edge of the land use topics Discounts of 25% or more on all books and events Opportunities to grow your business Click Here for a printable … 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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Member Profile: John Porter


Cool projects.  Seeing others success. Helping people build wealth and independence.  John Porter, Executive Vice President of Charter Properties likes to connect people with projects and build relationships.  John has been with Charter for more than 17 years as a multifamily developer.  He was born in Bethlehem, raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin and went to school at University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago. As a Full member of ULI, John has been involved as a product council member and leader (at the global level) and presently service on the … Read More

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ULI 2016 Annual Report


Check out ULI’s newly released 2016 Annual Report! Report can be found here.

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Is Your Member Profile Up to Date?


ULI will soon launch a new and improved online member management system that will help us serve you better. Enhanced digital capabilities will allow quicker access to the Institute’s exclusive member-only content, resources, and tools. Take advantage of this new system by logging on to and updating your member profile. Need help accessing your account? Call us at 1-800-321-5011 (outside the United States: +1 410 626 7500) or email us at

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Welcome New Members!

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list individuals who have joined ULI Charlotte since August 29th: Chase Branham, CohnReznick Robbie Branstrom, MPV Properties Michaela Brown, Metlife Will Daughtrey, Alexander Ricks PLLC Tim Eckmair, C Design Inc. Jason Fish, Spectrum Properties Residential, Inc.  Grace Herrin, Herrin Properties Olivia Matthews, JLL Chris Rogers, Metromont Corporation Bryse Toothaker, Capstone Apartment Partners 

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Member Profile: Bird Anderson


“I enjoy hearing industry professionals, often ‘gurus,’ speak formally about their craft, as well as the more casual interaction and information sharing,” noted Bird about ULI.  Bird Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo, where he’s worked in Commercial Real Estate and Homebuilder Banking for 31 years. One of the most satisfying parts of his job is interacting with creative and entrepreneurial builders and developers, with his strongest leadership quality being his communication skills. Originally born in Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bird’s favorite vacation … Read More

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Member Profile: Amanda Gardner


After last night’s Panthers football game, we have a long way to go before Amanda achieves her goal of seeing them win a super bowl, but she is optimistic.  Amanda Gardner is the Executive Vice President – Controller at New Forum, Inc. and a member of the ULI Charlotte Advisory Board.  Originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she loves to vacation in Wild Dunes, runs, supports Muscular Dystrophy Association, and enjoys time with her husband and four teenagers. When asked what the coolest … Read More

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Members on the Move

Congratulations to the following ULI members on their recent achievements: Mike Davis – CDOT Mike Davis has accepted a new position as Deputy Director of CDOT.  Mike will join Liz Babson, Phil Reiger and Danny Pleasant as part of the department’s leadership team starting next week. Mike’s new role will allow him to expand his influence throughout the department and the city. He will continue to focus on land development issues and right of way management. He also will become more involved in planning, design, capital investments, economic development, supporting the rewrite … Read More

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ULI in the Classroom


During September, October and November, ULI volunteers are working with high school and MSRE graduate students to learn the essence of development: how the forces of our market economy clash and collaborate with the non-market forces of our representative democracy to create the built environment – providing the foundation required for any informed land use discussion.  ULI volunteers help facilitate conversations and ultimately act as a city council to teams of 5 students, while they work through a mock RFQ. The experience is rich for the students as well as … Read More

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