Category Archives: Membership

Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies

Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies Wednesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. EDT As real estate development continues to offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, the small-scale developer must continue to develop expertise and to progress with industry trends. This webinar will look at two projects that successfully exemplify innovative small-scale development. Speakers:  Payton Chung, Director, Case Studies and Publications, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. (moderator) Liz Dunn, Principal, Dunn + Hobbes, Seattle Lorenzo G. Perez, Co-founder, Venue Projects: Venue Builders, Phoenix REGISTER ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate … Read More

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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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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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Share your Real Estate Photos with ULI


ULI Charlotte is looking for real estate photos to use in our communications. Do you have some general construction, open space, small and large scale commercial and residential, activated open space and streetscapes and are willing to all ULI Charlotte to use them?  We will attribute the photos to the provider/project. By providing the photos, you are giving ULI Charlotte the right to use on our website, emails and potential printed pieces.  For more information or to share your photos, please contact Ryan Tarbell or 704-940-9553.

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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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