Author Archives: ULI Charlotte

A Few Spots are Available for Women Build

ULI Charlotte’s WLI has an Adopt-a-Day as part of the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.  Four homes in the Charlotte area will be built by women only. ULI is doing our part on June 16 and we need your participation. DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2016 SHIFTS: AM – 8:30-11:30am, PM – 12:30-4pm AVAILABILITY: There are only 12 volunteer spots per shift – only a few are still available WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? Trim-work. Tools and training will be available onsite that day (no special talents are necessary) FAMILY PROFILE:  Click here to meet LaToya … Read More

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Highlight: ULI Charlotte Program Committee

The ULI Charlotte Program Committee’s goals are to keep programs planned for about six months in advance, with topics that are timely and interesting to our members.  While we usually have a local or regional focus, we occasionally bring in experts from other markets to provide input from other markets.  The committee has a diversity of people and perspectives to keep ideas fresh, but it is what makes our committee “cool”.  We brainstorm, plan and enjoy a laugh or two every meeting. Frank Warren, Program Committee Chair shared “It is … Read More

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2017 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting Announced

  Mark your calendar for the 2017 Carolinas’ Meeting for March 22—24, 2017 in Charlotte, NC.  This regional meeting attracts more than 600 attendees from across the region and features two days of timely and thought-provoking programming.  Check out a quick summary of the 2016 event and save the dates for 2017. Registration information coming soon.

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Member Profile: Philip Payne

Every so often, we look at when Philip became a ULI member and shake our head.  Philip Payne, CEO of Ginkgo Residential (and Babcock & Brown before 2007), joined ULI in October 2000 and was fully immersed from day one.  He is such a strong believer of the ULI mission, you would think he has been a member for more than just 15 years. A native of Petersburg, Virginia and a graduate of the College of William and Mary (both a BS and JD), he is dedicated to providing high-quality … Read More

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What is ULI?

ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. But what does that really mean to our members?  With a membership spread from all segments of land use, our region is defined as Piedmont and Western North Carolina, serving the Charlotte region, the Triad, Asheville and the mountain regions, we asked some, “What is ULI?” and this is what they told us . . .  

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Congratulations to Dionne and Phil!

At the Spring Meeting, Dionne Nelson (Laurel Street Residential) and Phil Payne (Ginkgo Residential) were approved as new ULI Trustees.  The Trustees serve as the high-level leadership group of ULI, responsible for representing and serving as the voice of the broad and diverse membership in substantive matters facing ULI in the execution of its mission.  Tracy Dodson, Lincoln Harris and Todd Mansfield, Crescent  also presently serve as ULI Trustees. Additionally, ULI Charlotte Members serving as ULI Foundation Governors includes Art W. Fields, Todd Mansfield, Peter A. Pappas, Phil Payne, and … Read More

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Take me out to the Knights Game!

Annual sponsors are invited to join us Tuesday, May 31, 2016,  6:00 pm at BB&T Baseball Stadium  for Charlotte Knights Baseball as they play the Syracuse Chiefs. ULI Charlotte has reserved a group of seats for our sponsors’ to enjoy one of America’s favorite past times. Participants receive tickets for seating and a credit voucher, which can be used for food, beverage, merchandise, or future ticket purchases. Enjoy networking prior to the game near Section 120 from 6:00-7:00pm. RSVPs by May 25. A limited number of seats are available. Contact, … Read More

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RECAP: Real Estate Finance Symposium

On April 12, 2016, ULI Charlotte and UNC Charlotte | Childress Klein Center for Real Estate hosted the second annual Real Estate Finance Symposium: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges.  With more than 150 in attendance, the general theme was “there will be a correction in the economy – but it is a guessing game as to when.  Maybe early 2018, maybe late.  Probably small though.  Clear as mud, right?  Some of the great quotes of the event include: “I am going to try to not say millennials today” “Money makes the … Read More

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RECAP: CoffeeTalk: The Next Frontier

Described as the next new growth submarket, the Charlotte Airport area has great potential.  To a sold out crowd, Crescent Communities’ Brian Leary, Lincoln Harris’ Tracy Dodson and Charlotte Airport’s Stuart Hair discussed a development strategy around the airport, along with new commercial and residential development on a large piece of the vacant land near the airport.  Some of the quick facts about the new “River District” and the Economic Development Study by the Charlotte Airport includes: Charlotte Douglas Airport has over $12B annual economic impact to the City of … Read More

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CoffeeTalk: What’s Next for CATS?

What is the next “big thing” for CATS now that the Blue Line extension is nearing completion?  What are the discussions around areas such as SouthPark, Independence Blvd., Ballantyne, east Charlotte and the airport areas?  John Lewis, the new Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CEO, will share conversations around bikes, trails, bus and light rail, opportunities for funding the projects, and, the big question, how will we move people in and around our area as the population grows. The event will be hosted at Dilworth Bar & Grille, 911 E. … Read More

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