Monthly Archives: February 2011

Charlotte featured in UrbanLand Online

ULI Snapshot: Charlotte, NC Mike Sheridan When First Lady Michelle Obama announced that North Carolina’s largest city would host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, she praised Charlotte’s southern charm, warm hospitality, and “up-by-the-bootstraps” mentality that have propelled the city forward as one of the fastest growing in the South. • To read the full article, click here.

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ULI Real Estate Barometer – February 2011

The real estate industry is turning in the right direction, but we still have a long way to recovery. Although the job creation was disappointing in January, consumer confidence grew, retail sales are strong and S&P 500 returns remain positive. • For the complete ULI Real Estate Barometer – February 2011, click here. The ULI Real Estate Business Barometer is an online member resource that helps you track and understand key economic and financial trends affecting your real estate business.

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ULI Snapshot

Home to the nation’s second-largest banking center by assets and headquarters of Bank of America—the nation’s largest bank—Charlotte is prospering, says Jim Schumacher, Charlotte assistant city manager, noting a number of company moves to the city.   ULI Snapshot: Charlotte, North Carolina February 8, 2011 – UrbanLand Magazine

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ULI Rose Fellowship Visit In the News

Click on the title to read the full article. Study suggests change to Independence transit plan  Shawn Flynn, News 14 Carolina Years ago, Independence Boulevard was packed with stores and restaurants, now it is an expressway lined with vacant buildings. The Urban Land Institute’s top suggestion is to find an identity for that part of town. Study proposes streetcar down Monroe Road  Steve Harrison, Charlotte Observer Dollars for transit are increasingly scarce, and some of the city’s ambitious plans to build new trains have been put on the back burner. … Read More

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UrbanLand Magazine News

Who Are You Calling a Senior? Today, the average U.S. life expectancy at birth is 78, versus 47 at the beginning of the 20th century. In January, the first baby boomers began turning 65. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national population projections released in 2009, the number of Americans 65 years old or older will grow from 40 million to 54.6 million by 2020—a 36 percent increase and the addition of 14.6 million seniors to the population. So, what does this have to do with the housing market? • … Read More

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