Monthly Archives: March 2018

ULI Charlotte Welcomes New Members

W. Alexander, Citizens Bank Matthew Box, Crescent Communities Jacob Brock, Edwards Construction Services, Inc. Meredith Cox, Flagship Healthcare Properties Nate Dickinson, Marand Builders, Inc. Debbie Duniec, Childress Klein Mohammed Idlibi, True Summit Capital Robert Jones, Crescent Communities Scott Kiger, Design Resource Group Chris Kouri, Nexsen Pruet Nancy Litwak, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC Scott Muller, Trademark Visual, Inc. Whitaker Rose, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin Erik Rosenwood, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin Don Rush, Interior Elements Ben Schwab, STITCH design shop Gareth Scott, UNC – Kenan Flagler Business School Ryan Taylor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Tracey Taylor, ESP Associates Thomas Wilson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP        

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What Detroit Tells Us about Conventional Financing and Economics of Revitalization

The continuing revitalization of downtown Detroit is an international story. It is hard to believe that the General Motors bankruptcy was less than a decade ago and the city’s bankruptcy was less than five years ago. The region that once served as a prime example of a Rust Belt manufacturing economy subject to heights of the late-2000s recession is now in the midst of an urban renaissance that has not only transformed the Motor City’s skyline, but also completely changed the way people think about Detroit. The city is now … Read More

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Six Complex Projects Reshaping the Skylines of the Carolinas

“Real estate development is a high-stakes gamble,” said Michael Maher of the WestEdge Foundation. Maher and his company have spent the last 15 years planning for and working on a large and complicated project in Charleston, South Carolina. Maher joned five other developers in discussing their current projects at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Besides Maher, the panelists were Tom Finnegan, co-owner of Spartanburg LLC; Jessica Brock, managing director, Longfellow Real Estate Partners; Tommy Mann, development director of ATCO; Kenneth Bowers, deputy planning director, city of Raleigh, … Read More

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CoffeeTalk: Integrating Health and Wellness in our Community, Workplace and Lifestyles

Embracing the energy of open space and trails, engaging employees with workspaces meant for interaction, and integrating wellness in our everyday lifestyle through the built environment. Real estate decision making are creating places that contribute to healthier people and communities, and to enhance and preserve value by meeting growing desires for health-promoting places. At this CoffeeTalk, hear from several panelists as they discuss the value of integrating healthy places into the workplace through amenities such as shuffleboard, yoga and Xboxes; lifestyle amenities such as trails, athletic facilities and family activity … Read More

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Upcoming Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Events

WLI Unwound: Play it Big! Friday, March 9, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | ULI Charlotte Conference Room ULI Columbus has offered our WLI members to participate remotely in this program.  Learn how to play BIG! This luncheon program features a live video chat with author, Tara Mohr, who wrote the book, “Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead.” Tara offers wise, simple and proven strategies to make big life changes from both personal and professional perspectives. Tara will discuss why so many women … Read More

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RECAP: CoffeeTalk: Transformation of South End

On March 1, 2018, ULI Charlotte convened members to discuss the South End story.  Moving from a thriving manufacturing community, through the decline of textiles, to its rebirth as one of the hottest submarkets in Charlotte.  The panel shared their insights about what’s driving development, how to drive change the right way, and what the future will look like.  Below are some basic take-aways: The scale is changing, design is being driven by the need for complementary types of buildings, taller, density, ground floor activation all surrounding walkability – take … Read More

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10 Principles for Building Resilience: Members Only Webinar

This complimentary ULI members-only webinar on March 15 will offer participants a first look at the key themes outlined in the upcoming ULI report, 10 Principles for Building Resilience. An expert panel of ULI members who contributed to the report will explore the roles of resilience in land use decision-making, finance, and social equity.

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CCOG Hosts Creative Solutions for Thriving Communities Conference

On April 12, 2018, the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) will host their Fourth Annual Conference, networking and educational opportunity for local government elected officials, staff and others who contribute to building stronger communities. Topics include accelerating opportunity through partnerships, transportation and remaining globally competitive, and creative ways to engage your community, and preparing your community for autonomous and connected vehicles, to name a few.  For more information, click here.

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