Category Archives: WLI

Join WLI Today!

Get Involved If you would like to be involved with the WLI’s work, email us.  The WLI regularly hosts high-level conversations with accomplished women leaders. Since the launch of the Women’s Leadership Initiative in 2013, ULI Charlotte has provided special programming for women by: Promoting the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry. Increasing the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI. Increasing the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in … Read More

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Unwound by WLI: The Basics of a Proforma

Open to Women ULI Members Only.  In second a series, the Women’s Leadership Initiative is unwinding the facets of a real estate deal.  This luncheon will touch on the basics of a real estate development proforma.  Drawing on her experience as a developer and instructor of real estate development, Alyson will take you through the basics of crafting a proforma including key inputs and important financial metrics for evaluating project feasibility (ROI, IRR, multiples, etc). Speaker – Alyson Craig, Deputy City Planning Director, City of Charlotte Cost: $20 members only … Read More

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WLI Prologis Fall Meeting Scholarship Application Period Open

Ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years in the industry and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. The scholarship covers expenses and registration to the Fall Meeting. Recipients are assigned a mentor active with WLI who takes the winner to her Product Council events at the meeting. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Please share this opportunity with your qualified female members. They do not have to be involved with WLI to submit … Read More

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RECAP: WLI Uncorked with Debra Campbell

The Women’s Leadership Group hosted a WLI Uncorked:  A Conversation with a Leader on May 23, 2018.  The special guest was Debra Campbell, incoming ULI Charlotte Chair and Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte, sharing some personal insights with the group. What are your professional lessons learned along the way? Make an impact, don’t go for the title. A title doesn’t define who I am. Whatever you do, you don’t need a title to do it! Over the years, I have learned to surround myself with people who have allowed … Read More

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Upcoming Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Events

WLI Unwound: Play it Big! Friday, March 9, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | ULI Charlotte Conference Room ULI Columbus has offered our WLI members to participate remotely in this program.  Learn how to play BIG! This luncheon program features a live video chat with author, Tara Mohr, who wrote the book, “Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead.” Tara offers wise, simple and proven strategies to make big life changes from both personal and professional perspectives. Tara will discuss why so many women … Read More

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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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Member Profile: Elizabeth McMillan

In the 14 years ULI member Elizabeth McMillan has been with Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, her focus has largely been on commercial projects across the Carolinas. Since 2014, Elizabeth has served as the firm’s director of development, charged with overseeing every aspect of the development process across an array of retail, office and industrial projects. One of the most challenging and rewarding projects Elizabeth has participated in is the development of Charlotte’s Tryon Place, a mixed-use development that broke ground in 2017. She says the best parts of her job are … Read More

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Innovation: Steps to Surviving the Speed of Change

When you look at any business that is as capital intensive and has large holdings or even large leased operations as real estate, you have to consider how you will get two to three steps ahead of the fast-changing competitive landscape that we have today. 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 will lead a conversation around thinking two steps ahead.  Learn to balance the often conflicting needs that result … Read More

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WLI Career Development: Women, Wisdom and Wine

This event will be a member-led book discussion on You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.   In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. The author takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are … Read More

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2017 Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues. Learn more and apply here.

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