ULI Triangle News

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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Kicking Off the New Year with a Capital Markets Update

More than 150 ULI Triangle members joined Moderator Jim Spaeth, Director, UNC Wood Center for Real Estate at Kenan-Flagler and panelists Travis Anderson, Managing Director, HFF Capital Markets, Lee Roberts, Principal, SharpVue Capital, Jennings Glenn, CFO, Kane Realty Corporation and Stewart Patch, Vice President, BNC Bank for a discussion on the state of the capital markets. Take aways from the program included: Biggest surprises in 2016: President Donald J. Trump and the fact that the Fed increased interest rates only once. Real Estate Market Cycle: In reflecting upon  the typical 18-year … Read More

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Accessory Dwelling Units: Friendly Density or Neighborhood Foe?

Charles Dillard (City of Raleigh Urban Design Center) and Pat Young (Durham City-County Planning Department), representing “Team Planner,” faced off against “Team Developer” Trish Hanchette (Lennar Corporation) and Aaron Lubeck (The Rocket Shop) to discuss the regulatory environment and practical applications around Accessory Dwelling Units or “ADUs”. The program was moderated by Molly Stuart of Kilpatrick Townsend. Aaron and “Team Developer” kicked off the discussion with examples of ADU projects he’s built, noting Durham has not received many privacy or noise complaints against ADU residents. He added that Trinity Park, located near Duke, has … Read More

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Triangle Shines in 2017 Real Estate Trends

Kathleen Carey, President & CEO of the ULI Foundation, presented ULI and PwC’s joint 2017 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report to a full house at the Durham Convention Center in Downtown Durham on November 17. The Triangle climbed to #7 on the report’s Markets to Watch list, besting a host of other growing cities and urban areas across the U.S.—including Charlotte. “The Raleigh/Durham market in North Carolina ticks a lot of the boxes for real estate success: affordable living and business costs, a concentration of research universities and colleges, … Read More

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What’s Disrupting Retail Real Estate?

ULI Senior Resident Fellow for Retail (recently retired) Maureen McAvey moderated a lively and in-depth discussion on four big trends shaping retail shopping, and by extension retail real estate: technology, consolidation, mixing uses and community building/food/experience. Joining Maureen in the discussion were perspectives from a retailer of high-end men’s clothing, retail real estate developer/manager and broker. Panelists included Jon Mark Baucom (Peter Millar), Chip Lanier (Plaza Associates) and John Pharr (Regency Centers). Jon Mark Baucom shared the increasing importance of delivering the brand equally strongly on all platforms—Peter Millar must … Read More

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2017 Real Estate Trends

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ULI Triangle presents its annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The event will again feature a presentation on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report—a publication from PwC and ULI—as well as a session on the outlook for Triangle area real estate, including a panel of leading area real estate investors and experts. Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a trends and forecast publication with a 37-year history, and is the most highly regarded and widely-read forecast report in … Read More

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2016 York Awards: That’s a wrap!

ULI Triangle congratulates the winners and finalists of the third annual J.W. Willie York Awards. ULI members, friends, colleagues and families gathered at the NC Museum of Art to celebrate with this year’s honorees: Community Builder Award Steve Stroud, Chairman of NAI Carolantic, co-founder of Highwoods Properties and force behind the Carolina Hurricane’s move to Raleigh. Influence Award Winner Durham Performing Arts Center, for their exemplary role in influencing the development of and bringing vitality to Durham’s downtown. Innovative Award Infill Winner 801 N. West Street, for its inventive and … Read More

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