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Apply Now for Emerging Leaders Forum

The ULI Charlotte Emerging Leaders Forum’s purpose is to provide a platform for participants to become better leaders and learn responsible leadership in the use of land to enhance the total environment by sharing their business lives in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect. All ULI Charlotte Young Leader members are invited to apply to participate in the Emerging Leaders Forum program. Your application will be reviewed by the ULI Charlotte Leadership Development committee. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, January 31st. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 9th.

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Real Estate and The Transportation Revolution

ULI is hosting two Member-Only webinars in January: On January 17, 2018, The Transportation Revolution:  A Game-Changer for Real Estate Webinar – The combination of ride-hailing services and driverless vehicles represents a transportation revolution with far-reaching implications for the real estate industry. Get ahead of the trend with this complimentary, members-only webinar that builds on a recent special report by ULI and Green Street Advisors.  More information at Then on January 22, 2018, participate in 2018 – Extra Innings or a Doubleheader? ULI Explores What’s Ahead for Real Estate and … Read More

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Urban Land’s Most Popular Articles of 2017

As we close the books on 2017, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated most with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year. In a year with much uncertainty, our January piece on trends to watch was more popular than ever. Another popular piece focused on the future of American suburbs, with research provided by John Burns Real Estate Consulting in partnership with ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Other popular pieces looked at reclaiming urban watefronts, smart cities around the world, and creative placemaking done right. Here are the top five most popular … Read More

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Seats Still Available for the 2018 Carolinas’ Meeting

CONVERGE with hundreds of professionals at the leading regional meeting | CONNECT and build your network, allowing new ideas and solutions to surface, break down silos and inspire new approaches | CREATE heightened collaboration and learning exchange to help you identify and apply solutions that will optimize efficiencies, solve challenges and propel you forward. Program Highlights Partnerships at Work: The Greenville Story – For the past 30 years, the City of Greenville has collaborated with both the private sector and civic institutions to create unique development partnerships, stimulating major downtown revitalization projects that have had far-reaching … Read More

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Apply Now for Capital Markets Council

In 2017, ULI Charlotte launched a local Capital Markets Council.  The 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. The CMC convenes a group of ULI Members and Capital Markets professionals to: Inform and update its members on current regional and national issues … Read More

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ULI Charlotte FY17 Annual Report

It is exciting to looking back at how our District Council has grown and thrived.  I think about how our volunteers and members have delivered impactful programming, reached the community with discussions about challenging subjects, and assisted in preparing the future leaders in our community.  Check out our FY17 Annual Report and have a happy new year from ULI Charlotte.

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RECAP: Innovation: Steps to Surviving the Speed of Change

Anticipating needs of the community for the built environment requires vision and innovation to develop, plan, create and manage. Keith Denham, Managing Principal, National Director — CohnReznick Advisory Group,  led a discussion around thinking two to three steps ahead. Some thoughts around innovation: Define your customer. Spend wisely – invest in innovations that benefit your customer base. Approach innovation in small bites. Innovation leads to value creation. Value creation leads to revenue growth and increased margins. Keith was joined by Jennifer Stanton, Retail Advisory Services, Emily Crandall, JLL, Alyson Craig, UNC Charlotte Childress … Read More

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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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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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