Monthly Archives: January 2015

We’re Hiring! Join the ULI Triangle Team


We’re looking to add a part-time Associate to our ULI Triangle staff! The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. If you share our passion for this mission, think about putting your talents to work at ULI. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.  

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Strategic Planning and Implementation for the Real Estate Entrepreneur

Urban Land Institute trustee Lev Gershman.

Smaller real estate entrepreneurs often tend to be more nimble, able to move more quickly to identify opportunities and execute on deals. At the same time, their size can mean fewer operational resources to draw upon and less occasion for reflective consideration. The result can be a chase for the next deal without careful assessment for its fit with the firm’s expertise or resources. Through instructive lectures, case studies, panel discussions, and leadership exercises, this new Real Estate Entrepreneur Program from ULI will help real estate companies to think, plan, and operate … Read More

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ULI Product Councils Demystified

Product Councils Demystified

Whether you are currently a Full Member or aspire to it, this free webinar will provide you with the inside track on the exclusive ULI Product Council system. Members involved in Product Councils find them very rewarding and the relationships they make invaluable. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the value of Product Councils, how they are organized and function, and the process for applying.   Product Council leaders will answer: ​What is a Product Council? What makes a Product Council so valuable? Who are Product Council members? What … Read More

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ULI Fellow Ed McMahon’s TEDx Talk

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In this talk for TEDxJacksonville, ULI senior resident fellow Ed McMahon argues for the economic, psychological and social value of uniqueness. He explains that, in a global marketplace, well-educated workers, world-class infrastructure and the ability to turn ideas into commercial realities are all critically important to economic success–but the other critical, but often forgotten, element is “community distinctiveness.” “Communities that can’t differentiate themselves,” McMahon observes, “have no competitive advantage.”

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Now Accepting Nominations for ULI’s 2015 Awards


The official 2015 ULI awards season is upon us! Act now to nominate an exceptional project or program that you think is deserving of recognition. Nominations for the following four awards programs are due March 16. Visit for applications or more information.These awards are open to all, not just ULI members. ​​The ULI Global Awards for Excellence define the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 37th year, the program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development from around … Read More

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Urban Land’s Most Popular Articles for 2014


Look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year. In October, we announced the first class of the Urban Land 40 Under 40, which was by far our most popular story of the year. We also had some coverage of innovative practices across the globe, including how Wal-Mart is adapting to fit an urban footprint, a cluster of small restaurant concepts in Portland, the impact of the EB-5 program on commercial real estate, and a look at the rise of Vancouverism, … Read More

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