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Webinar: What Will 2019 Late Cycle Investing Look Like? What to Expect for CRE and the Economy

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 1:00 PM/EST Happy New Year! Start 2019 off ahead of the curve with this exclusive, complimentary ULI members-only webinar. You’ll hear the latest economic and market insights and forecasts for 2019 from two real estate experts, Ken Rosen and Roy March. Ken and Roy were the keynote speakers at the 25th ULI/McCoy Symposium in NYC, held in December 2018. We’ll cover the following: • Where are we at the start of 2019, and what’s ahead for individual markets and sectors? • Has the view of … Read More

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UNCC Childress Klein Center for Real Estate – Opportunity Zones: A Panel of Perspectives

The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate and the Turner School of Accountancy invite you to an evening of networking and a vibrant panel discussion in Uptown Charlotte. The Panel will discuss how Opportunity Zones, as codified in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, can work towards our regions economic development goals. There will be a short networking reception following the panel discussion. Register today! Event Schedule:  6:00-6:30 pm: Check-In and Networking 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel Discussion 7:30-8:00 pm: Networking Reception Panelists:  Charles Lindsey McAlpine is CEO of Carolinas-based CitiSculpt, a visionary real … Read More

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RECAP:  Impacts of School Choice on Real Estate Development

On December 6, 2018, we held a Coffee Talk discussing the impacts of school choice on real estate development.  A special thank you to Bart Danielsen, our speaker, and David Ravin, Northwood Ravin and Nicole Frambach, Ryan Homes, our panelists.  Several of the take-aways are highlighted below:     Parents care more about their kid’s commutes than their own.  Schools are known to attract more residents than jobs. Using private school choice to attack concentrated poverty, crime and unemployment – check out www.alec.org (economic development zone). Urban developments aren’t as … Read More

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Expansion of Product Council Network Opens Up Member Participation and Areas of Focus

ULI’s Global Strategic Plan emphasizes strengthening member engagement by providing more opportunities to participate in the Institute’s unique member networks, including the highly popular Product Council network. Nine Product Councils—including five new ones and four additional flights to existing councils—were added during FY 2018, opening up participation to 228 members who had never before served on a council, as well as 98 members who transferred a membership or rejoined councils. The recruitment process was conducted primarily through Navigator, ULI’s member benefit that matches members to volunteer opportunities, with the expectation that … Read More

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Philip Payne Confirmed as New ULI Charlotte Chair

Effective January 1, 2019, Philip Payne of Ginkgo Residential will become the ULI Charlotte Chair, following Debra Campbell’s recent resignation due to a job change and relocation to Asheville, NC. The ULI Charlotte Governance Committee, which consists of present and past chairs of the District Councils, public sector members and longtime members of ULI, issued a call for interest for the Chair position while actively qualifying members.  After discussing candidates, the Governance Committee nominated Philip Payne as the new ULI Charlotte Chair.  The Committee believes Philip’s perspective will offer a … Read More

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RECAP: From Conversation to Action: Diversity and Inclusion

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, members gathered to learn about how companies and individuals to create action around our diversity and inclusion.  Several great points that were shared includes: Bias, thoughts, and stereotypes are personal.  When we address them, then we can make changes. Additional reading to consider: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Erasing Institutional Bias by Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias Best practices suggested: Normalize – the conversation around race Organize – develop partnerships in and outside of government and consider what infrastructure needs to be present to … Read More

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Affordable Housing Webinar Opportunity

Here’s another webinar opportunity for you this week – Friday, November 16 at 1:00pm. In this webinar, you’ll learn from new research on the affordable housing asset class from RCLCO and the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Speaker Adam Ducker will discuss affordable housing as an asset class, including its size and scope, products, its performance in the capital and real estate markets, and the fundamental drivers and trends behind this asset class. Learn more here. This webinar is free for ULI members. It is open to nonmembers for $25 … Read More

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RECAP: Real Estate Trends

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 – At a sold out event of 250 attendees, a presentation by Andy Warren, Director of Real Estate Research with PWC, highlighted the findings in the 2019 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Report.  In researching the sentiment of the market, the words most used to describe the expectations for the 2019 real estate market were: Plateau Competitive Cautious Evolving Overheated The report noted Charlotte as strong, ranking #9 in U.S. markets to watch for overall real estate prospects.  Raleigh-Durham ranked high #3.  It was noteworthy that of … Read More

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Letter from the Governance Chair

It is with regret that I have to share that Debra Campbell has resigned as the ULI Charlotte Chair. She has accepted a fantastic new opportunity as the City Manager for the City of Asheville, beginning December, 2018. Debra has served our city for more than 30 years, has pushed our District Council to new initiatives and discussion, and has promised her continued support and devotion to ULI in her new position. We are obviously sorry to lose her wisdom and experience as the leader of ULI. Last week, our … Read More

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CoffeeTalk: Impacts of School Choice on Real Estate Development

Date: December 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am Venue: Myers Park Baptist Church Address: 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 The availability of good schools may be the most important factor in spurring economic development. But while urban planners, mayors and county commissioners are frequently viewed as the civic leaders tasked with advancing economic development, a separate branch of local government, the school board, controls the most important economic development lever. Today, charter schools, opportunity scholarships, homeschooling, and other “school choice” programs are growing rapidly around the country, and real estate developers … Read More

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