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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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RECAP – CoffeeTalk: The Intersection of Food and Real Estate


Trends: Breweries – surprisingly Charlotte has more than Oregon. About 27 in operation in Charlotte with 20 more planned.  This is leading to craft distilleries, which doesn’t take as much as space Restaurant-owned gardens and farms – farm to table Demographics – higher percentage of millennials in Charlotte (compared to National and State averages).  They dine out frequently, want the experience, eat fast food (even though they don’t adminit it), want a visual experience with their food (post to snap chat) Natural ingredients Agri-hoods – food can drive change; experiential retail … Read More

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients selected for the Carolinas’ Meeting on March 23-24 in Charlotte, NC.   Public Sector Scholarship Recipients (support provided by ULI Charlotte, ULI South Carolina and ULI Triangle) Charles Drayton City of North Charleston Charleston, SC Katie McKain, AICP City of Charleston Charleston, SC Richard Thurmond Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte, NC   Young Leader Scholarship Recipients (support provided by ULI Charlotte through support from the Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte) Matt Brooks Capital Bank Raleigh, NC Kristin Vinesett LMC, A Lennar Company Charlotte, … Read More

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New ULI System Upgrade Complete


We are delighted that ULI has successfully launched our new and improved online member management system (MMS). This system, which was delivered on time and under budget, will serve as our central platform for all member engagement activities and financial transactions, delivering a vastly enhanced member experience. Our improved MMS will provide a steady stream of web-based member facing value. This includes more streamlined event registrations, more robust member profile features, and a redesigned member directory. We encourage you to fill out your member profile in full so you can … Read More

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Early Bird Deadline February 28!


Register for the conference and ticketed events by Tuesday, February 28 to receive a significant discount!  The Theme Transforming Through Innovation & Community is driving top speakers and panelists to discuss creativity, innovation and market disruptions.  More than 600 are expected to attend. Go to to view the schedule and register today.

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ULI Trustees Discuss Inclusivity as a Key Component of Prosperity

Marty Burger; ULI Global CEO Patrick Phillips; and Ed Glaeser at the "The Future of Cities – The Future of Real Estate” at the ULI Midwinter Trustees Meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 26, 2017.

The pressing need for inclusivity to be part of urban revitalization was a key topic at ULI’s recent Mid-Winter meeting in Washington, D.C., attended by the Institute’s global trustees, with former ULI visiting fellow Richard Florida and ULI trustee Edward Glaeser leading a discussion on the future of cities. The main takeaway: while the urban evolution of the 21st century is boosting the prosperity and quality of life in many cities, a growing gap exists between the haves and the have-nots in successful cities, as well as between the cities … Read More

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Town Centers: Walkable Urbanism in Suburbia


Just as cities have continuously evolved over the past half century, so, too, have suburbs. Though many suburbs in the post–World War era were built as bedroom communities where private spaces—single-family homes, expansive backyards, and members-only pools and clubs—took precedence over public ones, the desire for common gathering places never went away. Walkability, too, has become a community attribute increasingly valued but rarely achieved in many single-use suburban developments where owning a car is a necessity. More than ever, consumers want to experience the look, feel, and convenience of downtown—even … Read More

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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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