ULI Charlotte News

Now Accepting New Applications for the Regional Initiative Councils


Modeled after national product councils, the mission of the regional council program is to convene councils comprised of ULI members to promote learning, build District Council leadership, share knowledge and expertise and encourage regional collaboration. The RICs provide opportunities for leadership and volunteer involvement in the ULI, at the regional level, by promoting excellence in programming, by fostering a culture of openness, and by sharing issues critical to land use planning and real estate development. Click here for more information. Council Types and Topics Carolina Trends Council (CTC) This council explores market … Read More

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Member Katherine Hebert Named to ULI Health Leaders Network


Katherine Hebert, healthy community design specialist, Centralina Council of Governments, was one of thirty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the country, selected to participate in the first cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, a new program designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. The Health Leaders will convene in an introductory forum during the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, participate in … Read More

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2017 Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils meet in Asheville


ULI Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils (RIC)—the Carolina Trends Council, Young Leader Council and Rethinking Southern Cities Council—descended on Asheville, NC in August to learn about Asheville’s market dynamics, development trends and successful public private partnerships. The cooler mountain weather was a welcome respite from the piedmont and coastal heat. With the addition of excellent craft beers along with interesting tours and programs, the meeting was deemed the most successful RIC gathering to date. Program highlights from each of the RICs includes: Presentation and discussion with Jack Cecil, long-time ULI member … Read More

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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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Member Profile: Elizabeth McMillan


In the 14 years ULI member Elizabeth McMillan has been with Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, her focus has largely been on commercial projects across the Carolinas. Since 2014, Elizabeth has served as the firm’s director of development, charged with overseeing every aspect of the development process across an array of retail, office and industrial projects. One of the most challenging and rewarding projects Elizabeth has participated in is the development of Charlotte’s Tryon Place, a mixed-use development that broke ground in 2017. She says the best parts of her job are … 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


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


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


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


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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