Monthly Archives: October 2018

ULI Member Profile – Craig Lewis

ULI member Craig Lewis cites a Bible verse to demonstrate his belief in how Charlotte, or any city, should develop: “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” (Proverbs 29:18). An urban place principal at Stantec, Craig says the most satisfying part of his job is “creating great places where people love to be.” He has consulted on countless planning projects since earning a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Charlotte in 1995. A key element in his vision for urbanism is equality, where new developments accommodate people from … Read More

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Apply Now for a Council

Applications are now being accepted for the Regional Initiative Councils.  Together, ULI Charlotte, South Carolina and Triangle offer Regional Initiative Councils (RICs). Modeled after national product councils, the mission of the regional council program is to convene ULI members (throughout North and South Carolina) 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 … Read More

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Developers Need to Pay Better Attention to Age-Based Demographic Trends

From the increasing urbanization of emerging nations in Africa to the graying of the U.S. population, demographic shifts will have a major impact upon demand for various types of development over the next few decades, according to a demographic analyst who spoke at the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston. Read more.

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When Is a Public/Private Partnership the Right Choice?

Between 2016 and 2025, state and local governments are projected to spend an estimated $1.88 trillion on building and rebuilding public infrastructure. But the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that in addition to this significant amount of infrastructure spending, a $1.4 trillion gap in needed infrastructure will remain. The ASCE estimates that the aggregate economic impact of the failure to fund this gap would add up to a loss of nearly $4 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Many pundits have hailed access to private capital … Read More

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RECAP:  ULI Fall Meeting Rewind

On October 18, 2018, we held the ULI Fall Meeting Rewind.  A special thank you to our panelists:  John Porter, Charter Properties and Darryl Dewberry, Spectrum Companies, moderated by Debra Campbell, City of Charlotte.  Also, we want to recognize our table discuss leaders (and some informal leaders that pitched in too):  Tyler Neiss, Red Propeller; Ryan Carter, Narmour; Elizabeth McMillian, Crescent Communities; Brooke Iosue, Humphreys; Lindsey McAlpine, CitySculpt; Alan Simonini, Alan Simonini Homes, and Dave Stewart, NorthMarq. Below are some items shared during the from the discussion: Capital Markets – … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop – Waverly

October 29 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 7221 Waverly Walk Avenue Charlotte, NC 28277 United States Open to YLG members only. Come join ULI Young Leaders for a tour and discussion of the Waverly Mixed Use Development! The intersection of 485 and Providence Rd. continues to thrive with more and more options for the community of South Charlotte to work, live and play. Waverly, a 90 – acre mixed use joint venture development includes two Class A office buildings, over 250,000 sq feet of retail, a hotel and two medical office buildings along … Read More

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Real Estate Trends

November 6 | 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Myers Park Country Club Charlotte, NC 28209 Presenting the annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The event will feature a presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019® report – a publication from PwC and ULI – as well as insights to Charlotte area real estate, including a panel of local experts. Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019® is a trends and forecast publication with a 39-year history, and is the most highly-regarded and … Read More

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Rob Cochran Turns Over the Reins

Rob Cochran Turns Over the Reins  In appreciation and recognition of Rob Cochran’s strategic guidance and leadership as ULI Charlotte Chair, a year-end luncheon was held at Wells Fargo in May.  The ULI Charlotte Advisory Board and many of the past ULI Chairs were there to celebrate his service.  During Rob’s two years as Chair, our District Council has grown with over 730 members, increased support from sponsors, programming at the local and regional level tackling such topics as economic opportunity, affordable housing, and creative placemaking (to name a few), … Read More

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Technical Assistance Panel Visits Waxhaw

Technical Assistance Panel Visits Waxhaw Led by Dave Malcolm, McAdams, ULI Charlotte volunteers spent a day-and-a-half in the Town of Waxhaw for a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP).  After meeting with stakeholders and town staff and a work session, the panelists provided their initial findings, to be delivered in a final report later this year.  A special thanks to our panelists that joined Dave on this program:  Jessica Rossi, Kimley-Horn; Zac Gordon, City of Kannapolis; Dennis Richter, Richter Development; Nicole Frambach, Ryan Homes; and Ashley Bonawitz, Stantec.

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Member Profile: T.B. “Skeet” Harris Jr.

Ask T.B. “Skeet” Harris Jr. how long he’s been in the real estate business, and he’ll likely answer “forever.” It may well seem that way given all the change in the local market that the Charlotte native has witnessed. Skeet got into the business in 1973, shortly after graduating from Duke University. He went out on his own six years later to form T.B. Harris Jr. & Associates Inc. The firm offers a variety of services, including appraisals, consulting on development and sales, tax-appeal advice and real estate-related litigation. The … Read More

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