Author Archives: Richard Cox

Find Ways to Engage with ULI

This month ULI is launching Navigator, a new website that connects members to opportunities across the Institute to learn, lead, and grow in their careers. The Navigator made its debut at the Spring Meeting, where members and attendees tried out the site at a demonstration kiosk in the sixth-floor lobby of the Washington State Convention Center. The Navigator allows you to customize your search for opportunities throughout ULI by selecting your areas of interest, career stage, preferred time commitment, and location. With the Navigator, you can maximize your impact on the industry and … Read More

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ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy Outlines ULI’s Focus on Stronger Member Engagement

ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy welcomed attendees during the opening general session of the 2017 Spring Meeting with remarks describing efforts by the Institute’s leadership to strengthen member engagement and impact. Healy outlined three areas of focus: member-facing technology, leadership, and advancing the mission through members’ expertise. Among the tech improvements: the Navigator, a tool that matches members’ interests to volunteer opportunities; a new ULI website; and a new member management system. In the area of leadership, ULI is offering more leadership roles to Trustees and Foundation Governors through a … Read More

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Where to Park? Round Table Review from Parking: Perils & Potential

By Bryan Ward, MBA Candidate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School ULI Triangle members met on April 26th to learn more about the current state of parking in Downtown Raleigh and how parking here and elsewhere could evolve in the future. Dean Penny and Fred Burchett from Kimley-Horn presented an abridged version of the downtown parking study commissioned by the City of Raleigh in 2016, and Gordon Dash, the City of Raleigh Transportation Director, provided his first impressions of the study. While parking may always be a “hot topic,” it’s encouraging to … Read More

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Mentoring boosts women leaders in real estate

From UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Lady Gaga’s album “Joanne” has been playing on repeat in my car. Listening to the lyrics of one of my favorite catchy tunes, “Hey Girl,” I made a surprising connection to the real estate world. “Hey girl, hey girl We can make it easy if we lift each other Hey girl, hey girl We don’t need to keep on one-in’ up another” On the day of the annual UNC Real Estate Conference in April 2016, a group of female attendees from across the nation arrived … Read More

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ULI Triangle Members Selected for Product Council Exchange Program & Spring Meeting Scholarship

Congratulations to Dwight Bassett, Economic Development Officer for the Town of Chapel Hill, for being awarded the ULI Spring Meeting Public Sector Scholarship. Dwight will be participating in the Office Development Product Council and is looking forward to the learning how Product Councils operate. Dwight is also looking forward to seeing Vice President Joe Biden’s general session. Congratulations also to Natalie Britt of DHIC and TJ Barringer of Kane Realty, for being accepted to the ULI District Council/Product Council Exchange program. By invitation only, this program offers a one-time opportunity … Read More

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From the Carolinas’ Meeting: White Paper on Acceleration Trends

Linda J. Isaacson SVP, Director of Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics at First American Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services recently spoke at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte on disruptive forces that are accelerating change in real estate.  Linda has now turned her research and comments into a white page exploring these forces and their potential impact. Links to Linda’s Acceleration White Paper and other research follows: Acceleration: Forging the Future of Real Estate Other Real Estate-related White Papers

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Transforming Through Innovation & Community

By all accounts, the Fourth Annual ULI Carolinas’ Meeting in Charlotte was a great success. With nearly 600 attendees from across the Carolinas, this was a well-attended, content-rich event full of dynamic speakers, engaging programs, and ample networking opportunities. The theme for this year’s conference was “Transforming Through Innovation & Community.”  Below are a few high lights from the meeting. Peter Kageyama opened the conference by urging city-builders to add the human heartbeat to our economic development tool-box. In For the Love of Our Cities: The Love Affair Between People … Read More

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Young Leaders Tell Tales from the Trenches

By Daniel Perry (McAdams) ULI Young Leaders met on February 8 for conversation with a panel of young entrepreneurs who shared experiences in starting their own real estate businesses. The panel included Henry Ward (LODEN Properties), Robby Johnston (Raleigh Architecture Co.), Laura Quinn (Quinn Partners), and moderator Imran Aukhil (The Dilweg Companies). The panel started off by discussing their individual paths to entrepreneurship and some best practices they have learned along the way.  One commonality surfaced between all three: the importance of seeking the advice from mentors already in the industry. Robby … Read More

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Leading Voices Podcast Series

Our industry creates great leaders. These are their stories. Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series produced by the ULI Leadership Network, explores compelling stories from innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space. In each episode, gain inspiration from the guests as they candidly share their leadership journeys—their successes, their failures, and the pivotal moments in between. For more information, visit uli.org/leadingvoices. Subscribe Today: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Overcast  

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WLI Hosts Program on Voting Data & Demographics

By Laura Quinn, Quinn Properties Joe Stewart, Executive Director of the non-partisan North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, spoke Tuesday evening to a full audience at the Cary Theatre hosted by ULI Triangle’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. His engaging and informative presentation spanned years of demographic trends of North Carolina. He highlighted the living, working, and voting behaviors of North Carolina residents as they have changed over the last few decades. For example, the national rural-to-urban trend is alive and well in North Carolina. As young residents of small towns migrates to cities in … Read More

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