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Real Estate Economic Forecast: A Survey of Leading Real Estate Economists and Analysts

Join us for this complimentary ULI members–only webinar.  Hear a lively debate among ULI member experts who participated in the Real Estate Economic Forecast survey as they explain their views on the key economic and real estate indicators moving into the end of 2017, 2018, and 2019. The semiannual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast survey provides forecasts for 27 economic and real estate indicators, including: GDP Employment Inflation Interest rates Property transaction volumes CMBS issuance Capitalization rates REIT returns Property investment returns for four property types Vacancy/occupancy rates and rents for five property types Housing … Read More

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Trends in Real Estate

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Presenting the annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The event will again feature a presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 report – a publication from PwC and ULI – as well as a session on the outlook for Charlotte area real estate, including a panel of local experts. Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a trends and forecast publication with a 38-year history, and is the most highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in the real estate industry. Emerging Trends in Real … Read More

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ULI Fall Meeting: Can’t Miss Fall Speakers

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Can’t-Miss Fall Speakers: Just announced as speaking at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles on October 23-26: NBA basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the chairman and chief executive officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and globally renowned architect Frank Gehry, who designed the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Register Now

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The Damages from Extreme Weather—and Challenges for Rebuilding

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From UrbanLand: The Magazine of the Urban Land Institute. A day after Hurricane Harvey left Houston submerged in five feet (1.5 m) of water, the Washington Postpublished a piece examining the vulnerability of other low-lying cities—New Orleans, Tampa, New York, and Miami—to 100- and 500-year floods, which are events that have a one-in-100 chance or one-in-500 chance, respectively, of occurring in any given year in that location. Although the piece was specific to flood risk, the main takeaway—more people, more development, more vulnerability—is a certainty that could be applied to any city … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop: CAMP North End

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ULI Young Leaders are invited to tour and discuss CAMP North End. Home to a former Ford Model-T assembly plant, and the Hercules Missile plant. The 75-acre property is located just north of Uptown in the city’s Applied Innovation Corridor. Purchased in 2016, ATCO Properties plans to develop as much as 1,500 new apartments, a hotel, 200,000 square feet of shops and restaurants and up to 1.5 million square feet of office space across the site in new construction and significant adaptive re-use of the nearly 1 million sf of existing … Read More

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Innovation: Steps to Surviving the Speed of Change

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When you look at any business that is as capital intensive and has large holdings or even large leased operations as real estate, you have to consider how you will get two to three steps ahead of the fast-changing competitive landscape that we have today. Anticipating needs of the community for the built environment requires vision and innovation to develop, plan, create and manage. Keith Denham, Managing Principal, National Director – CohnReznick Advisory Group will lead a conversation around thinking two steps ahead.  Learn to balance the often conflicting needs that result … Read More

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Putting a Roof Overhead

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We Need Your Help Give back to our neighbors in the community.  As part of ULI Charlotte’s community impact, we have scheduled a Habitat-Adopt-a-Day. Participate in an exciting day of team building on a Habitat Charlotte home. Habitat provides building materials, training and supervision. Habitat Charlotte was established in 1983. Since then, more than 1,700 low-income families have been served with affordable housing by Habitat Charlotte.  Habitat homeowners can purchase their homes with an affordable monthly mortgage and hundreds of hours of their own sweat equity. DATE Wednesday, September 20, 2017 SHIFTS AM … Read More

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond discusses his best selling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, in this free public presentation. RESERVE YOUR TICKET: Don’t miss your opportunity to hear Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City in Charlotte. He will appear at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square.  The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Matthew Desmond’s appearance in Charlotte is sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Foundation For The … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop: 933 Louise Avenue

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ULI Young Leaders are invited to tour and discuss 933 Louise Avenue. A former Kellogg’s plant, the 60,000 SF property is located in between the Plaza Midwood and Belmont neighborhoods within walking distance of close to 1,000 new apartment units. Local investors purchased the property from Kellogg’s in 2014, leading its transformation into a dynamic, mixed-use project. Tenants now include Advent Coworking, Catawba Brewing Company, Codescape, Lumberjaxe and Oso Skate Park. Young Leaders will have the opportunity to tour the facility, hear from tenants and participate in a discussion with … Read More

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Member Profile: Dave Stewart

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Native Charlottean and ULI member, Dave Stewart, has been vice president of Debt and Equity Placement at Northmarq Capital, LLC for three years. Dave’s favorite part of his job is when customers are satisfied with the deal they’ve made. He believes in the power of collaboration and advises, “always take a lunch or coffee with someone who has the courage to ask.” One of the most interesting land use projects Dave has been part of is a value-add research and biopharmaceutical lab in Durham. Dave says he joined ULI because, … Read More

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