Monthly Archives: November 2016

FY16 ULI Charlotte Annual Report

As I write this letter, my successor as ULI Charlotte Chair, Rob Cochran, has taken the reins.  Looking back, I am so proud of the way our District Council has grown and thrived.  I think about how our volunteers and members have delivered impactful programming, reached the community with discussions about challenging subjects, and assisted in preparing the future leaders in our community… Read More.

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Building Healthy Corridors

Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places explores strategies for transforming commercial corridors—found in nearly every community across the United States—into places that support the health of the people who live, work, and travel along them. This report is the result of a two-year project that involved partnerships with four communities in the United States that are working to improve a specific corridor in ways that positively affect health. Click here to view the Report and Supplemental Materials.

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RECAP – Trends in Real Estate November 2016

A sell-out crowd gathered at Myers Park Country Club to hear more about the 2017 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report, on November 16, 2016.  A presentation by Kathleen Carey, CEO of the ULI Foundation was followed by a panel moderated by Brian Leary of Crescent Communities, and included:  Steve Gassaway, Cushman & Wakefield; Brendan Pierce, The Keith Corporation; Jim Merrifield, MPV Properties; and Kathleen Rose, Rose & Associates.  Some of the points discussed included: –             The Charlotte Market fell from #3 in the survey to #9.  Why? –             The … Read More

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Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate

How can a focus on food within real estate projects translate into enhancements to health, environmental sustainability, and the bottom line? Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate. It highlights how the growing interest in and awareness of fresh, local food is spurring innovation in development projects. ULI’s Center for Sustainability and its Building Healthy Places Initiative undertook this project to showcase how the … Read More

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Better Cities Block By Block: New Toolkit Helps Communities Build More Inviting Public Spaces

Find out more about Better Block, a nonprofit supported by Knight Foundation that helps communities improve public spaces.

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ULI Tenant Energy Optimization Program

ULI’s Center for Sustainability launched a new program at the 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas to help commercial building tenants reduce energy use and increase financial returns. The ULI Tenant Energy Optimization Program grew out of an effort to reduce tenant energy use in the Empire State Building and was replicated by ten pilot tenants at various sites, with tenant leases ranging from 2,500 to 25,000 square feet. Tenants that implement the process could see an energy savings of 30 to 50 percent and an average internal rate of return … Read More

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RECAP: ULI Fall Meeting Review

On November 3, 2016, several members gathered to share their insights from the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, TX on October 24-27, 2016.  Moderated by Bridget Grant of Moore & Van Allen, panelists included Ron Steen, Lincoln Harris, Brian Nicholson, Leon Capital Group, and Rhett Croker, LandDesign.  Below are highlights:     Ron Steen (see PowerPoint) 5% of sickest patients consumes 50% of healthcare spending 15% boomers consuming healthcare, focus on 85% not consuming but will soon Design implications – technology (remote check-in) onsite pharm, exams (virtual consults) Everything in … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop: The Village at Commonwealth

Join ULI Young Leaders for a tour and discussion of The Village at Commonwealth, a 401-unit multi-family community in Plaza Midwood. The project is located adjacent to Veterans Park, within walking distance of the neighborhood’s shopping/dining/nightlife district. Northwood Ravin is in the midst of finishing their first phase of the development which delivers a diverse array of housing types ranging from conventional mid-rise apartments to walk-up townhomes. Community amenities include all surface parking, shared entry courtyards, outdoor kitchens, pocket parks and resident garden plots. Plans for the second phase have … Read More

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Living in Charlotte: What are Our Priorities?

This past summer, ULI Charlotte engaged a survey of our region to discover why they live in Charlotte, what they like about the community, amenities, housing, and what they expect in five years.  Is Charlotte’s needs and desires different than national norms?  How will this information impact the future growth in our city?  Hear more about the survey results and then feedback from our local panel of experts. Members $15 Non-members $20

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Welcome New Members!

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list individuals who have joined ULI Charlotte since August 29th: Chase Branham, CohnReznick Robbie Branstrom, MPV Properties Michaela Brown, Metlife Will Daughtrey, Alexander Ricks PLLC Tim Eckmair, C Design Inc. Jason Fish, Spectrum Properties Residential, Inc.  Grace Herrin, Herrin Properties Olivia Matthews, JLL Chris Rogers, Metromont Corporation Bryse Toothaker, Capstone Apartment Partners 

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