Monthly Archives: November 2015

Is Charlotte Cool Enough to Attract the Best of the Young & Talented?

Does Charlotte 2015 reflect America 2015? How does the Charlotte community need to evolve to attract and retain the Next Gen?   Research suggests Americans share many of the same values whether they are middle age or twenty somethings, rich or poor, black, white, Hispanic, across all diversity.   Does Charlotte development match the values of all generations of its citizens? Join the conversation around the key areas of the quality of life in our community.  What can we do to transform housing, workspace, public spaces,  transportation and infrastructure to reflect our … Read More

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RECAP – Trends In Real Estate

On November 19, 2015, ULI Charlotte (#ULICLT) hosted more than 200 attendees at the Trends in Real Estate (#ULITrends16) program.  Speaker Dean Schwanke of ULI, provided a summary of the national survey results of the Emerging Trends Report, followed by a panel of Charlotte experts:  John Harris, Lincoln Harris; Sherrie Chaffin, Trinity Capital Advisors; Lyle Darnall, Edens; and Steve McClure, Spectrum Multifamily.  A summary of the program was featured in the Charlotte Observer (thank you Ely Portillo) can be found here. During the program, participants were asked to provide their … Read More

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Member Profile: Ron Kimble

Ron wears many hats personally and professionally. He is the ULI Charlotte Chair for 2014-2016, Deputy City Manager of the City of Charlotte (recently completing 40 years of service in 3 cities), and an advocate for stopping domestic violence. Undertaking each role with passion and foresight, Ron says the most satisfying part of his job is building a community with over 7,000 City of Charlotte teammates. As a youngster growing up in Chicago (actually his hometown is Galesburg, IL), Ron’s father taught him about being a servant leader. Ron’s leadership … Read More

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Poll: 2016 Trends

During the ULI Trends in Real Estate luncheon, we will do live polling to gauge the audience’s pulse of the Charlotte real estate market for 2016. But, you can get ahead of the group and take the poll now. Between now and Wednesday, November 18 at 5pm, go to to respond. Local Trends in Real Estate Poll – Take it NowThe poll will open again at the Trends in Real Estate luncheon, along with the results, on Thursday, November 19. If you would like to share the poll with … Read More

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RECAP – CoffeeTalk: Cross Charlotte Trail

On November 4, 2015, ULI Charlotte members gathered to learn more about the Cross Charlotte Trail.  Presentations and discussion by Dan Gallagher, City of Charlotte, Vivian Coleman, City of Charlotte, Lyle Darnall, Edens and John Nichols, The Nichols Company.  Below are some quick take-aways from the presentation: The Cross Charlotte Trail is a 10 year project that will eventually stretch from Pineville to the edge of Cabarrus county,.  Along the trail, there are currently over 100,000 jobs.  Within the next four years, the trail stretching from Center City to Pineville … Read More

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The Next Generation

The Next Generation of our Community ULI has taken the pulse of the country to answer the core question:  What do we want in our communities?  This new report, America in 2015, provides the answers on housing, transportation, quality of life, and priorities and barriers.  Hear from keynote speaker, ULI’s Terwilliger Center Executive Director Stockton Williams, on how these new findings have profound implications for the country. What makes a great community?  It is changing with the next generation.  Hear from community leaders in development, workforce development, retail with a … Read More

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2015 ULI Fall Meeting Videos

If you are trying to experience some of the presentations for the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco, view some of the presentations videos.  Click here to view the available presentations:

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Apply Now for a Regional Initiative Council

Apply Now for Regional Initiative Councils Modeled after national product councils, the mission of the regional initiative 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 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 Market … Read More

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FY15 ULI Charlotte Reflection

Since ULI Charlotte was established in 1999, ULI has been impacting local land use in so many ways. From Advisory Panels (with global participants) to local conversations, ULI has a reputable name in the Charlotte region. As chair of ULI Charlotte, I am able to experience the full impact our organization has on our community, and hope this Annual Report will give you a glimpse inside the programs, projects and people that have made a difference in land use. As you review this report, you will find leaders that embrace … Read More

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