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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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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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ULI Carolinas’ Meeting Welcomes 700+ To Raleigh

More than 700 real estate professionals from across the Carolinas gathered in Raleigh on February 11 and 12 for the 6th annual Carolinas’ Meeting. The theme for the meeting was “Future-Proofing for Tomorrow’s Reality”  Below are a few highlights from the meeting.   Keynote sessions included a discussion with futurist Jack Uldrich on the trends shaping the future of business, the current and future state of transportation with Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Brown, and a discussion on public-private partnerships providing enhanced community resiliency for single family, multi-family and mixed use development with George … Read More

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Showcase Your Project

The ULI Charlotte is announcing a new way to showcase your project and to share interesting and innovative projects throughout the region. 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. … Read More

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Check out Photos from the 2019 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting

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More than 750 ULI members from North and South Carolina met in Raleigh, NC February 11-12th to connect, learn, and engage at the 2019 Carolinas’ Meeting. The 6th annual meeting leaped into the future with discussions about sustainable development, technology and embracing change. See more photos here!      

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Be in the Know with ULI

Receive your copy of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® when you join ULI this month. Learn where you should invest; which sectors and markets offer the best prospects; and what are the trends in capital markets that will affect real estate. Join us today using source code TRENDS. Attend local and regional events, meet with potential partners, and discover opportunities to be involved.  

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Nominations OPEN for The 2019 Sustain Charlotte Sustainability Awards

Nominations are now open for our 2019 Charlotte Sustainability Awards! If you know a person, building project, business, government agency, or nonprofit that deserves to be honored for advancing smart growth and sustainability in Charlotte, please consider nominating them for a Charlotte Sustainability Award. We want to recognize nominees who cut across silos to advance smart growth and sustainability holistically (as defined by criteria in the application). Entries will be judged by an independent panel of local Sustain Charlotte members who will evaluate each entry by the extent to which … Read More

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