Monthly Archives: September 2016

ULI NEXT Global Visionary Leadership Series

Gain invaluable insights from the industry’s best. ULI NEXT Global is proud to launch five videos from the new Visionary Leaders Series, featuring interviews with real estate development industry leaders. Hear firsthand how they have achieved success as they candidly share details about their leadership journeys including: Advice for tomorrow’s leaders Unfiltered insights Exclusive commentary Tools for success Watch the full-length interviews at ULI Next Global Videos.  

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ULI in the Classroom

During September, October and November, ULI volunteers are working with high school and MSRE graduate students to learn the essence of development: how the forces of our market economy clash and collaborate with the non-market forces of our representative democracy to create the built environment – providing the foundation required for any informed land use discussion.  ULI volunteers help facilitate conversations and ultimately act as a city council to teams of 5 students, while they work through a mock RFQ. The experience is rich for the students as well as … Read More

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RECAP: Elevating Women to the Next Level

At a ULI Charlotte Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) lunch on September 20, 2016, women professionals gathered to discuss how we can help elevate other women.  A panel moderated by Amy Chiou of Queen City Forward, included:  Sue White, Donovan; Dionne Nelson, Laurel Street Partners; Debra Campbell, City of Charlotte; and Denise Dexter, JLL.  Four women whose first jobs were an ice scream scooper, drug store cashier, babysitter and yogurt store supervisor ended up as powerful women in the commercial real estate industry. How did they get there? The overarching theme … Read More

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UNC Charlotte Study Outlines Strategies to Expand Affordable Housing Options

A report released this week by the Urban Institute at UNC Charlotte offers 12 strategies for expanding the supply of affordable housing in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Prepared for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board, the 66-page report outlines policies that ‘can be used to finance and facilitate the development of quality affordable housing, with a focus on long-term affordability.’ You can download the full report HERE. While many of the suggestions have been embraced for some time by REBIC and its member organizations, others — such as … Read More

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RECAP: CoffeeTalk discussing Montford Park

On September 8, ULI members gathered to the newly branded Montford Park, near Park Road and Woodlawn.  A panel moderated by Dave Crabtree of Gensler, included Rachel Russell, Milhaus (formerly with Grubb Properties), Adam Williams, Legacy Real Estate Advisors and Kenny Smith, Charlotte City Council.  Some of the quick facts we heard includes: The median household income in the Montford Park area is above $125,000. With the new brand, they are striving to maintain a local feel to differentiate from Uptown, SouthEnd. What differentiates the neighborhood from NoDa/Plaza Midwood? Seen … Read More

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Who’s Moving In? Who’s Moving Out?

Who’s Moving In? Who’s Moving Out? Come hear the updated statistics about migration f­lows into and out of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties within the Charlotte region. This program coincides with the release of the Calendar Year 2015 American Community Survey data, including volume of migration by characteristics such as age, location, income, employment and family/household size. Coverage will include the housing choices of migrants and information on comparable urban areas. If you want to learn more about the changing face of population in the Charlotte region, come to this program! Click … Read More

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Apply Now for ULI Fall Meeting Scholarships

 ULI and its partners offer the following scholarship opportunities for the 2016 Fall Meeting: Wells Fargo ULI Student Scholarship Program | 2016 Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship | 2016 Fall Meeting Rose Center Scholarship

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South Park Report Released

South Park Report Released In March, 2016, a ULI National Advisory Service program was engaged for South Park.  Just released is the final report entitled South Park, Charlotte, NC:  Envisioning a More Walkable, Multimodal Future for South Park.  The Advisory Service program was supported by the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, real estate and businesses in the South Park Area, to discuss:   The future vision of South Park as an evolving suburban mixed use activity center Establish goals and expectations for future investment Identify tools and next steps for … Read More

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