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2017 Carolinas’ Meeting Stories


 White Paper Linda J. Isaacson SVP, Director of Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics at First American Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services recently spoke at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte on disruptive forces that are accelerating change in real estate.  Linda has now turned her research and comments into a white paper exploring these forces and their potential impact.   Links to Linda’s Acceleration White Paper and other research follows: Acceleration: Forging the Future of Real Estate Other Real Estate-related White Papers  Articles in ULI’s Urban Land Magazine Crane Watch: … Read More

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Perspectives: The 2017 Carolinas’ Meeting


Transforming Through Innovation & Community | March 24-26, 2017 | Charlotte, NC Nearly 600 attendees from across the Carolinas’ convened to learn and cultivate ideas for the future of development in our region.  Fueled with inspiration and a new perspective, several ULI members shared their personal reflections of the Meeting.  Before we share those reflections, we want to extend a special thank you to our event sponsors.   The financial support offered by these companies allow us to produce a top-quality program.  Another thank you to the speakers for their thought … Read More

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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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Bringing it Home: ULI Spring Meeting Rewind


Highlights from the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle – lessons learned from industry leaders and beyond; and real results from real projects. The Spring Meeting Rewind breakfast will feature discussions with ULI members who will have attended the ULI Spring Meeting May 2-4 in Seattle, WA. Moderator:  Bird Anderson, Wells Fargo Panelist:  Tyler Niess, Crescent Communities| Lat H. Purser, Lat Purser & Associates Table Leaders:  Rachel Russell, Milhaus | John Amols, Magnolia Development Company | Y.E. Smith, Little | Jeff Cernuto, Princeton Communities LLC | Amanda Gardner, New Forum | John Amols, Magnolia … Read More

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ULI Carolinas | Carolinas’ Meeting Recap

From ULI: – Attendees can apply for AIA or AICP credit by submitting this form. Transforming Through Innovation & Community With nearly 600 attendees from across the Carolinas, the 2017 Carolinas’ Meeting was a well-attended, content-rich event full of dynamic speakers, engaging programs, and ample networking opportunities. Without question, the region is transforming through innovation and community. Driven by economic and population growth, fueled by major private and public investments and shaped by visionary leadership— the Fourth Annual Carolinas’ Meeting highlighted the many ways we are entering a new era of innovation in the Carolinas. … Read More

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ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station


ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station In October, 2016, ULI Charlotte was engaged by University City Partners, with funding by the Knight Foundation, to study the economic viability and possible land uses for a study area that includes a ¼ mile radius around the Tom Hunter Light Rail Station on the Lynx Blue Line Extension, with special emphasis on the 18-acre Parks Chevrolet site.  After studying the area, the panel issued the following recommendations: Transform perceptions and reclaim neighborhood reputation Create a Town Center at the Parks Chevrolet … Read More

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City at 34% of Three-Year Affordable Housing Goal


The City of Charlotte recently released the ULI Terwilliger Center Recommendations to the City of Charlotte click here. The report received coverage in the Charlotte Business Journal on April 4, 2017 – click here. The City has hired Enterprise do provide a deeper analysis of needs and solutions and there are active conversations happening about allocating additional public funds and creating a public-private financing vehicle. A special thanks goes to the panel of ULI members that helped shape these recommendations, Adam Ducker, managing director and director of urban real estate, RCLCO; … Read More

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Opportunity Task Force Recommends Action on Affordable Housing


A long-awaited, 92-page report issued this week by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force proposed a wide range of strategies for improving opportunities for upward social and economic mobility — including a number of proposals to increase the supply of affordable housing.  The Task Force was formed in May 2015 in response to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, which focused on the economic mobility of low-income families in major American metropolitan areas. The study found that in cities like Charlotte, Atlanta and Indianapolis, … Read More

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Where’s the growth coming next? Just follow the beer


If you wanted to invent a foolproof system for tracking which neighborhoods are soon-to-be hotbeds for revitalization, gentrification and the M-word (Millennials), you could do worse than following the breweries. Read more here.

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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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