Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mobile Workshop | 1 Bank of America Center | August 5th

Mobile Workshop (Young Leaders Only) August 5, 2010 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 1 Bank of America Center (6th Floor Conference Hall) 150 N. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202 During this ULI Charlotte YLG Mobile Workshop, Mark Nicholls, head of real estate for Bank of America, will speak about the importance of 1 Bank of America Center to the bank’s portfolio, as well as the importance of sustainable building practices to the bank’s mission. From there, we will have a three-member panel including Bank of America construction project manager John … Read More

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Public-Private Partnerships are Now an Available Option for State and Local Governments

The BCI’s (Business Committee on Infrastructure) recommendation urged lawmakers to make public-private partnerships (PPPs) an option for state and local governments to meet current and future infrastructure demands. They also recommended the state create a Study Commission on PPPs. Well, the state listened and the Study Commission was passed July 10th as part of the Senate studies bill (SB 900). The study commission is expected to appoint members, convene and issue a report all before the next session. For more information, click here.

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Lessons Learned: Distressed Real Estate- Bankruptcy: A Strategic Alternative

On Thursday, July 15, 2010, over 100 professionals gathered for a ULI Charlotte symposium discussing realities in the real estate market. The presenters, Rick Rayburn of Rayburn, Cooper & Durham, PA, David Jones of K&L Gates, and Henry Lomax, Jr. of Crescent Resources, LLC,  provided their views. Below are some of the lessons learned from the event: Understand the forgiveness of debt is a taxable event and upon a borrower’s restructuring of its debt, it might have  a tax liability. You should be sure to understand tax consequences of any loan restructuring that you do prior to … Read More

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Nuts & Bolts Series #4 | July 27th

Entitling the Brilliant Idea July 27, 2010 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm IKEA (2nd Floor Board Room) 8300 IKEA Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262 (Click here for directions) In the fourth installment of the Nuts & Bolts series we will discuss what comes after financing the brilliant idea. We will be answering questions such as: · What is the next step? · What processes do we need to go through? · What permits do we need? · Does the piece of land need to be rezoned? · Who needs to be … Read More

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New Book on Creating High-Quality Communities

Despite the widespread acceptance of good design and planning principles throughout development professions, too many towns and rural areas remain needlessly unattractive and inefficient. Written by Randall Arendt, Envisioning Better Communities: Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices illustrates how local officials, planning commissioners, developers, building owners, and residents can work to make their communities more attractive, more habitable and more sustainable. In a side-by-side comparisons of similar places and kinds of buildings, Arendt shows that people need not live amid sprawling, characterless visual blight. Simple design choices and enlightened municipal and private … Read More

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The Way We Build Matters for the Climate

When people have the opportunity to work, play and shop closer to their homes, the amount of their driving declines. This translates into reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and helps mitigate climate change. ULI’s new report, Land Use and Driving: The Role Compact Development Can Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, summarizes the land use and climate change conclusions of three recent studies. Land Use and Driving shows compact development offers a win/win for both the environment and communities. To download Land Use and Driving: The Role Compact Development Can … Read More

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Distressed Real Estate Meeting is July 15th

Thursday, July 15th 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Knight Theater Wells Fargo Auditorium 430 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28203 (Click here for directions) Should real estate organizations change their organizational structure to address the new economy? Is bankruptcy a good option, or at the least, is a debtor’s threat of bankruptcy a good strategic alternative when dealing with lenders? What new opportunities exist in the distressed real estate market?   Moderator Bill Hodges, retired Bank of America real estate executive, will lead a panel of experts who will provide their insight … Read More

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Register for the Fall Meeting Now!

Registration is now open for ULI’s Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo in Washington D.C. From October 12th – 15th, get the most up to date information on what’s happening in real estate today, including trends and workshops to prepare you for what’s next! For a schedule of events and more information, click here. For more information about the Fall Meeting and how to become apart the Urban Land Expo, contact Carla Harrison at 949-706-9035 or by e-mail

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