Monthly Archives: September 2013

Webinar: What a ULI Survey Tells Us About the Future of Communities

How do Americans feel about where they live, and what do they want from their communities in the future? Get these answers and more at a free ULI webinar on Sept. 24. Join ULI’s Rachel MacCleery, former North Carolina Transportation Secretary Gene Conti, Brian Allan “A.J.” Jackson of EYA, and Ilana Preuss of Smart Growth America to learn what ULI’s “America in 2013” survey of community preferences tells us about the shifting demographics and changing attitudes that are transforming U.S. communities. Space is limited; register today.

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You Voted, ULI Delivers: Discuss Shared Micro-Housing in Chicago

Nearly 1,000 people participated in ULI’s Idea Generator, a month-long competition that produced more than 100 ideas for concurrent sessions at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago. Your votes have been tallied, and ULI is pleased to present “Shared Housing Meets Micro Real Estate” as the crowd-picked session on Nov. 7. Proposed and delivered by Christopher Bledsoe of Stage 3 Properties, this session will explore the trends behind the emergence of the multi-billion-dollar room-share market. Don’t miss this session – take advantage of early registration pricing today.

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GTSDA Call for Applicants

Are you a developer or design professional that has planned and/or implemented a project in the greater Triangle that has done an outstanding job utilizing conservation principles?  Do you believe that integrating environmental stewardship within your development makes good economic and environmental sense?  If so, we encourage you to apply for recognition by the Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Awards (GTSDA) program! The GTSDA program recognizes development projects that exceed expectations in protection of water quality, preservation of natural habitats and open space, use of green building techniques, enhancement of community … Read More

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The End of Suburban Sprawl? Observations from Ed McMahon’s Summer Trips

Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, writes ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon. But on his recent trips to communities across the United States to speak about the ULI report “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development,” he saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing. Read more.

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Learn Online: Two Courses Make Microsoft Excel Work for You

Want to take your financial modeling skills to the next level? The two-hour online course Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals on Sept. 12 will arm you with strategies for reusing financial models to save substantial time. More advanced Microsoft Excel users will benefit from the online course Introduction to Modeling Investment Waterfall Distributions on Sept. 23 and 25, which will teach the theory behind “waterfall” profit distribution and the Excel functions for constructing a waterfall.     Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Real Estate Professionals Sept. 12, … Read More

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Chicago Works: Young Leader Reception at Epic

Young leaders from the Chicago area will host the ULI 2013 Fall Meeting Young Leader Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Epic, one of the newest plush bars in the River North area and a recommended restaurant by the 2013 Michelin Guide. With its towering loft space, rooftop lounge, grand glass staircase, and views of the city skyline, Epic restaurant is a can’t-miss destination. Your evening out will include signature house cocktails, beer, wine, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and music by DJ Sasha.  Over 400 young real … Read More

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