ULI Triangle News

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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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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