ULI Charlotte News

What Do CRE Tenants Want? Workplaces as Customizable Tools

The commercial real estate sector must adjust to a trend in which corporate tenants increasingly see buildings as tools to recruit and retain talent and boost workforce productivity, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Real estate developers need to focus on designing innovative, customized spaces and offering amenities that help their tenants meet their strategic goals concerning human capital. Rich Monopoli, senior vice president for development for Boston Properties, noted that things have changed since the days when companies chose locations based on factors such as proximity … Read More

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Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions & Solutions

In partnership with RCLCO, the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing released recent survey findings in a new report,  Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions, and Solutions. This report covers a largely untold chapter in the story of America’s housing affordability challenge. In most areas of the country, there is a near disappearance of modestly priced new for-sale homes intended for moderate-income working families—a property segment identified by the Terwilliger Center as “attainable housing.” This report examines this growing issue, assessing the market opportunity, laying out the barriers to homebuilders responding to it, … Read More

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Spring Meeting Rewind

Date: May 2, 2019 Time: 7:30am-9:00am Location: Byron’s South End If you didn’t make it to Nashville for the ULI Spring Meeting (or want to hear more about what others have heard), the Spring Meeting Rewind is a great program to attend.  Hear lessons learned from industry leaders and beyond and real results from real projects.  The Spring Meeting Rewind breakfast will feature discussions with ULI members who will have attended the ULI Spring Meeting April 16-18 in Nashville, TN. Speakers: Forde Britt, Land Advisors Cooper Morrison, Beauxwright Charles Lindsey … Read More

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RECAP: SouthPark Moves from Suburban to Urban District

On April 4, 2019, ULI Charlotte invited members to learn about how SouthPark is transitioning from a suburban district to an urban one. Traditionally considered a retail center with the mall as its hub, SouthPark is in the midst of a transformation, shaped by key new projects such as The Loop, Apex SouthPark, and The Colony redevelopment. Click here to view the presentation. Click here to watch event video. Here are some key takeaways from the panel: For the past 50 years, SouthPark has been associated with the mall, but … Read More

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Member Spotlight

ULI Charlotte would like to congratulate the following members for being recognized as established and influential leaders in the Charlotte region: Monica Carney Holmes, City of Charlotte (50 Most Influential Women) Clay Grubb, Grubb Properties (Most Admired CEO Awards) Laura Belcher, Habitat for Humanity (Most Admired CEO Awards)

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Welcome New Members

ULI Charlotte welcomes it’s new members since February 1st! Pat Martin, Community Volunteer Julianne McCollum, Yellow Duck Marketing Will Boye, Yellow Duck Marketing Jackson Goyette, Davidson Ice House Nina Simonini Nuveen, Real Estate Trent Haston, Roby Family of Compaines Griffin Duncan, Union Bank & Trust Brad Kantrowitz, Asana Partners Matthew McGinley, Stewart Andrea Williamson, Paragon Bank Caroline Sink Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Stephen do Rego, The Fallon Company Camron Gilstrap, The Sherbert Group Drew Thompson, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC Josh McConaughey, JE Dunn Construction Grace Brink Bellwether, … Read More

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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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ULI Member Profile – David Malcolm

As director of planning and design at McAdams, David Malcolm takes pride in helping clients and colleagues find the balance among “the sweet spot of creativity, design functionality, cost-effectiveness and customer experience.” Working with ambitious clients, end users and talented co-workers is the most satisfying aspect of his work, he says. He draws inspiration from the works of James Corner, the landscape architect behind notable public projects in New York City, including the High Line in Manhattan, Domino Park in Brooklyn and Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island. David also … Read More

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