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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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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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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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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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Looking Back: Mobile Tours at the Carolinas’ Meeting

Check out this video of mobile tours at the 2019 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting.

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Webinar: Charlotte Office Snapshot

Get a quick snapshot on the overall Charlotte office market, specifically digging into how Charlotte is now a top 25 tech market largely due to fintech growth. The webinar will focus on tech absorption, why CLT is an attractive location for these companies, and macro trends of tech tenancy to name a few. Members are encouraged to reserve your conference room and invite others from your office to participate.  Speaker:  David Smith, Head of Occupier Research, Cushman & Wakefield

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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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Apply for the Capital Markets Council

Apply for the Capital Markets Council The mission of the ULI Charlotte Capital Markets Council (CMC) is to engage each member on substantive capital market trends and larger financial issues that affect each of us individually and our industry more broadly. We structure the content to facilitate two-way conversations with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The key to success of the Council is rich dialogue among senior-level industry experts. The CMC convenes a group of ULI Members and Capital Markets professionals to: Inform and update its members on current … Read More

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