ULI Charlotte News

RECAP:  Impacts of School Choice on Real Estate Development

On December 6, 2018, we held a Coffee Talk discussing the impacts of school choice on real estate development.  A special thank you to Bart Danielsen, our speaker, and David Ravin, Northwood Ravin and Nicole Frambach, Ryan Homes, our panelists.  Several of the take-aways are highlighted below:     Parents care more about their kid’s commutes than their own.  Schools are known to attract more residents than jobs. Using private school choice to attack concentrated poverty, crime and unemployment – check out www.alec.org (economic development zone). Urban developments aren’t as … Read More

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YLG / NEXT Holiday Social

December 18, 2018 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | 920 Hamilton St. Charlotte, NC 28206 ULI Charlotte’s Young Leaders (under 35) and NEXT (ages 35-45) will be hosting a networking social at VBGB on December 18th. Connect with your peers over beverages and lite bites in celebration of the season. VBGB is a German-inspired pub & outdoor beer hall with a large selection of specialty brews. Join us under the tent. Young Leader Members $20, Non-members $30 through December 17th. Onsite registration will be $30 for YL members and $40 fro … Read More

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Member Profile: Sayer Nixon

As a lawyer, Sayer Nixon may not design the building or fund the real estate venture, but he plays an essential role in his clients’ success. He takes great satisfaction in drafting the paperwork that defines the terms “around real property or tenant-related issues” and he enjoys advising clients on business decisions that minimize risk. Sayer is a shareholder (partner) at the Winstead law firm, where he says he has the opportunity to work on interesting and high-profile projects and financings all over the country. “It feels good to close … Read More

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Expansion of Product Council Network Opens Up Member Participation and Areas of Focus

ULI’s Global Strategic Plan emphasizes strengthening member engagement by providing more opportunities to participate in the Institute’s unique member networks, including the highly popular Product Council network. Nine Product Councils—including five new ones and four additional flights to existing councils—were added during FY 2018, opening up participation to 228 members who had never before served on a council, as well as 98 members who transferred a membership or rejoined councils. The recruitment process was conducted primarily through Navigator, ULI’s member benefit that matches members to volunteer opportunities, with the expectation that … Read More

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Philip Payne Confirmed as New ULI Charlotte Chair

Effective January 1, 2019, Philip Payne of Ginkgo Residential will become the ULI Charlotte Chair, following Debra Campbell’s recent resignation due to a job change and relocation to Asheville, NC. The ULI Charlotte Governance Committee, which consists of present and past chairs of the District Councils, public sector members and longtime members of ULI, issued a call for interest for the Chair position while actively qualifying members.  After discussing candidates, the Governance Committee nominated Philip Payne as the new ULI Charlotte Chair.  The Committee believes Philip’s perspective will offer a … Read More

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Registration Open for 2019 Carolinas’ Meeting!

The ULI Carolinas’ Meeting provides you with actionable information that you can immediately apply on the job. Use this archive to review what you learned, study content that you missed, and share insights with your colleagues. More than 750 of the real estate industry’s most influential professionals from across the southeast. Members who attend are commercial developers, finance executives, economic development specialists, architects and urban planners, owners and managers, real estate consultants, and property advisers. Early Bird Cutoff is December 28. Register for the 2019 Carolinas’ Meeting!

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Scholarship Opportunities at the Carolinas’ Meeting

Scholarship opportunities are provided by ULI Charlotte, ULI South Carolina and ULI Triangle. Applicants are invited to apply for a Scholarship to attend the 2019 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting in Raleigh, NC on February 11-12. Public Sector Scholarships – The purpose of the scholarship is to introduce public sector or nonprofit employees, elected officials and appointed officials to the ULI experience, and retain their participation to create a more complete shared learning experience across all sectors of our industry. Eligible participants: Applicants employed by nonprofits, local, county, and state government, elected … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop – The Shop

Come join ULI Young Leaders for a tour and panel discussion of The Shop, a 40,000 SF adaptive re-use project at I-277 and North Graham Street. The project, which just started construction, is a joint venture between Tribek Properties and Ascent Real Estate Capital targeting creative office, retail and food/beverage tenants. Participants will be able to tour the 1950s-vintage buildings and discuss the opportunities and challenges presented at the project. Speakers will include principals from Tribek Properties and LCRE Capital as well as NEXT and YLG members who are participating … Read More

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Member Profile: Jim Gamble

Jim Gamble has been a director at Bohler Engineering for almost four years, but his participation in Charlotte’s development scene dates back to the early 1990s, where he worked in land development at the Little architecture firm. After 15 years at Little, Jim transitioned to the deal-making side of commercial real estate as a broker and developer at Collett & Associates. A career highlight was the First Union Customer Information Center (now a Wells Fargo operation) in the University City area of Charlotte. The complex houses thousands of bank employees … Read More

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RECAP: From Conversation to Action: Diversity and Inclusion

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, members gathered to learn about how companies and individuals to create action around our diversity and inclusion.  Several great points that were shared includes: Bias, thoughts, and stereotypes are personal.  When we address them, then we can make changes. Additional reading to consider: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Erasing Institutional Bias by Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias Best practices suggested: Normalize – the conversation around race Organize – develop partnerships in and outside of government and consider what infrastructure needs to be present to … Read More

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