Category Archives: Impact

ULI Charlotte welcomes new CCOG Executive Director

Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) has selected Iredell County Manager Ron Smith as its Executive Director beginning in mid-January. Smith replaces Jim Prosser who is retiring after seven years of service as CCOG’s Executive Director. The CCOG Executive Board unanimously approved Smith’s hiring at its meeting Wednesday night. His selection was the culmination of a five-month nationwide search. “Ron Smith brings exceptional skills and the experience required to keep us on course for our rapidly growing region,” said CCOG Board Chair and Charlotte City Council Member Patsy Kinsey. “Our national … Read More

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Emerging Trends Report Released

Is it better to be the tortoise or the hare? The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report predicts slower but more sustainable growth for the U.S. real estate market, based on 2 percent annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth and 1 percent job growth. The report was released by PwC and ULI at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. “For the first time in five years, people feel comfortable with the cycle; about 80 percent of survey respondents expect good to excellent profitability,” noted PwC’s Andrew Warren, in summarizing the … Read More

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“Evicted” Author Speaks to Crowd in Charlotte

In a highly-anticipated community event in Charlotte, author and Princeton professor Matthew Desmond discussed his Pulitzer-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City before a crowd of 700 on September 27th. Nine community groups sponsored the Desmond discussion, including ULI Charlotte and the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association. With community discussion and research ongoing around the problem of a lack of economic mobility in Charlotte, the September 27 public lecture by Desmond drew such demand that the free public tickets were snapped up in less than 24 hours. Some 40 book … Read More

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Adopt-a-Day Habitat for Humanity Recap

The phenomenal success of this year’s Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Day reflects the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm ULI members display on a continual basis. On September 20th, ULI’s task was to fully complete the roofing phase of the house by the end of the day. Our awesome volunteers finished the roof by 10AM and our afternoon shift was able to complete siding on the house. Because of ULI members, we were able get ahead of the projected completion by 2 days. The day of giving back was a resounding … Read More

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Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies

Members-Only Webinar: Small-Scale Development: Two Case Studies Wednesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. EDT As real estate development continues to offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, the small-scale developer must continue to develop expertise and to progress with industry trends. This webinar will look at two projects that successfully exemplify innovative small-scale development. Speakers:  Payton Chung, Director, Case Studies and Publications, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. (moderator) Liz Dunn, Principal, Dunn + Hobbes, Seattle Lorenzo G. Perez, Co-founder, Venue Projects: Venue Builders, Phoenix REGISTER ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate … Read More

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ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station

ULI Charlotte Releases Recommendations for Tom Hunter Station In October, 2016, ULI Charlotte was engaged by University City Partners, with funding by the Knight Foundation, to study the economic viability and possible land uses for a study area that includes a ¼ mile radius around the Tom Hunter Light Rail Station on the Lynx Blue Line Extension, with special emphasis on the 18-acre Parks Chevrolet site.  After studying the area, the panel issued the following recommendations: Transform perceptions and reclaim neighborhood reputation Create a Town Center at the Parks Chevrolet … Read More

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