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RECAP: Trends in Real Estate

On November 7, 2017, to another sell-out crowd, a presentation by Kathleen Carey, President & CEO, ULI Foundation, presented the national and regional perspective around the Emerging Trends Report.  “There is a sense of calm and focus on finding opportunities.”  Some of the high points includes: The market’s sentiment is to realize a profit in 2018, stating that 2018 may be a good year to sell. We are not the “gig” economy, but “freelancers” – and it is not just the millennials. 19% of our office stock was delivered since … Read More

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RECAP: 2017 Fall Meeting Rewind

On November 2, 2017, members gathered to share their insights learned at the ULI Fall Meeting held in Los Angeles, CA the week prior.  A special thank you to Jeff Cernuto of Princeton Communities, Bridget Grant of Moore & Van Allen, and Stuart Proffitt of Proffitt Dixon who opened the discussion with their lessons learned. Additionally, tables discussed topics including autonomous vehicles, homelessness, affordable housing, master planned communities, retail and more.  These discussions were led by Mike Burnett, Burnett Real Estate Advisory Services, Dave Chandler, Faison, Cathy Demmitt, BSA LifeStructures, … 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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RECAP: Capital Markets Council

ULI Charlotte’s Capital Markets Council’s mission 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. On October 12, 2017, the council of 25 ULI members met at the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.  Following a fireside chat with Matt Martin, the … Read More

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RECAP:  Assembling a Toolbox for Affordable Housing

On October 10, 2017, ULI Charlotte gathered a panel to discuss practical tools for Affordable Housing.  Moderated by Dionne Nelson of Laurel Street Residential with panelists David Steinwedell of Affordable Central Texas, Chris Kizzie of Enterprise Partners, and Dick Taft of Rocky Mountain Communities.  Below are several take-aways shared by attendees: We need bold local leadership, both public and private, to champion affordable/workforce housing policies and strategies in Charlotte, realizing there are political limitations in North Carolina.  Denver and Austin had that leadership. ULI and its members can play a … Read More

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RECAP: Sponsor Breakfast

As a special thank you for their support, we invited our 2017 Annual Sponsors to breakfast with Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones on October 17, 2017.  Here are some of the comments Mr. Jones shared with the guests. Marcus identifies himself as a data geek, so here are a few facts about our City:  Charlotte has a $2.4 billion dollar budget; by the year 2050, 70% of human population will be in an urban setting – what are we doing to make the urban corridor of Charlotte attractive?; On November … Read More

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Trends in Real Estate

Presenting the annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The event will again feature a presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 report – a publication from PwC and ULI – as well as a session on the outlook for Charlotte area real estate, including a panel of local experts. Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a trends and forecast publication with a 38-year history, and is the most highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in the real estate industry. Emerging Trends in Real … Read More

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Think Unique, Deliver New

Business strategy, design, community development and market completion keep us thinking forward.  The innovation economy is proving to offer unique opportunities for cities, businesses and the real estate sector, to think forward to accommodate the needs of a new generation. Staying two steps ahead of the fast-changing, competitive landscape of the real estate business, requires intentionality.  Anticipating the needs of the community for the built environment requires vision and innovation to develop, plan, create and manage. Join us for this unique program on Innovation:  Surviving the Speed of Change with Keith Denham, Managing … 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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Real Estate Economic Forecast: A Survey of Leading Real Estate Economists and Analysts

This is a complimentary ULI members—only webinar. Real Estate Economic Forecast: A Survey of Leading Real Estate Economists and Analysts Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EDT       Be the first to know the real estate forecast for ’17, ’18, and ’19. During this members–only webinar, hear from ULI member experts who participated in the Real Estate Economic Forecast survey as they explain their views on the key economic and real estate indicators moving into the future. The semiannual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast survey provides forecasts … Read More

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