Monthly Archives: March 2019

Lenders See Capital Waiting in the Wings in U.S. Southeast

While many real estate investors and lenders seem to be holding their breath in anticipation of the next recession, there are nonetheless some promising new opportunities on the horizon. That was the collective opinion of four lenders who served as panelists on “The Evolving Landscape of Capital Markets,” a discussion that was part of the recent 2019 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Raleigh. “What strikes me as odd is that there’s a lot of capital on the sidelines right now,” said Bobby Werhane, an assistant vice president with Bellwether Enterprise in … Read More

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State of Housing in Charlotte Report Released

The first annual Summit on the State of Housing in Charlotte on Feb 21, 2019. The event addressed the analysis of the “State of Housing in Charlotte” report, including a comprehensive inventory of the current housing stock, an analysis of housing affordability across all income levels and a higher-level comparison of the Charlotte regional housing market. The presentation was followed by two panel discussions. The key takeaway in the report: The Charlotte region has a population that is growing faster than its housing stock. As a result, prices are rising for … Read More

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Seeking Project Case Studies

There is a new way to showcase your project and to share interesting and innovative projects throughout the region. ULI Charlotte Case Studies will explore new market trends and project best practices. The intent of the case study is to draw from the experience of our region to share innovative approaches to real estate and development. Projects may be a private or public and of any size/scale. Suggested topics may include affordable housing, sustainability, creative placemaking, mobility, TOD, open space, community engagement, adaptive reuse. Other topics are also encouraged. Projects … Read More

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ULI Member Profile – David Malcolm

As director of planning and design at McAdams, David Malcolm takes pride in helping clients and colleagues find the balance among “the sweet spot of creativity, design functionality, cost-effectiveness and customer experience.” Working with ambitious clients, end users and talented co-workers is the most satisfying aspect of his work, he says. He draws inspiration from the works of James Corner, the landscape architect behind notable public projects in New York City, including the High Line in Manhattan, Domino Park in Brooklyn and Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island. David also … Read More

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RECAP: CoffeeTalk – The Emergence of the West Morehead & Freedom Drive Corridors

On March 7, 2019, ULI Charlotte convened members to discuss the development of the West Morehead and Freedom Drive corridors. Moving from a thriving industrial community 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 takeaways: The West Charlotte neighborhood has major highways, greenway for bikers, international airport, and the interaction between multifamily, office and restaurants/retail. Panelists spoke about the importance of … Read More

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Crane Watch: Six Cutting-Edge Developments across the Carolinas

It’s a long game that benefits from analysis, planning—and, it is hoped, a stroke of luck. That characterization of real estate development was illustrated by six developers who discussed their current projects at the 2019 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Raleigh in February. From projects that benefited from forward-looking church leaders, to decade-long timelines for redeveloping moribund sites, to downtowns that blossomed in the period between land acquisition and groundbreaking, the stories highlighted the patience, hard work, and serendipity needed for a project to come to fruition. The panelists were Benjamin … Read More

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March is the Month to Join ULI!

ULI provides members with access to a network of leaders in the real industry; to the resources to keep up with real estate trends, and to the opportunities to acquire new skills and learn best practices. Everything you gain from ULI will contribute to your success! But you can hear from ULI members themselves. Click here to see what 10 members said…       Take the next step to join and you will not only be connected to more than 42,000 global leaders, but also to our local district … Read More

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SouthPark Moves from Suburban to Urban District

April 4th, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Charlotte Marriott SouthPark How is SouthPark shifting from a suburban activity center to an urbanized district with a unique urban character? The once retail dependent market is now integrating housing and employment into mixed use trends as the district grows. The 2016 ULI SouthPark Report and specific major projects are contributing to a more meaningful, connected fabric of transportation and pedestrian systems. Panelists will dive into how this momentum has shaped development in this area and how future projects, like the Cultural Loop, are helping realize … Read More

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