Author Archives: Richard Cox

TradeMark’s Billie Redmond shares real estate insight and real world advice

WLI Fall Social, November 4, 2015.  Billie Redmond, Founder and Chair of TradeMark Properties, joined more than forty real estate professional women to share her experiences about a career in real estate and projections for the local market.    Interviewed by ULI Member Jamie Schwedler, Billie talked about her start in real estate, managing the office and real estate holdings for a doctor’s practice. Over the years, Billie parlayed that experience into commercial brokerage with Howard Perry and Walston Commercial Services, acquiring majority ownership in 1994 and changing the name … Read More

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Airbnb impresses at the ULI Fall Meeting

  The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Real Estate Filmed October 6, 2015, at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Airbnb began in 2008, when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. Now, millions of hosts and travelers choose to create a free Airbnb account so they can list their space and book unique accommodations anywhere in the world. Hear from cofounder Brian Chesky about how using technology and the desire for a sharing economy have made a huge … Read More

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2016 J. W. Willie York Awards honor John Kane, Durham.ID and Citrix

It was a spectacular night for Triangle real estate! More than 200 ULI members, colleagues, friends and family gathered at the NC Museum of Art on the evening of Oct. 22 to honor those individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to the creation and continued vitality of thriving communities in the Triangle Region. This year’s awards presentation consisted of three categories: the Community Builder, Idea Award and Influence Award. Congratulations all of our 2015 winners and finalists! Community Builder Honoree:   John M. Kane, Chairman and CEO of … Read More

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ULI Triangle conducts Technical Advisory Panel in Fayetteville

  Earlier this week, a group of ULI members traveled to Fayetteville for an intensive two-day program during which they explored the market, land use and development potential of the downtown area. Special thanks to our outstanding member volunteer panelists: Marcus Jackson, Roland Gammon, Stuart Wyeth, Gordon Merklein, Jay Shah, Tom Taft and Larry Zucchino. Check out the video below for a brief recap, and stay tuned for the final report and recommendations to the City of Fayetteville.  

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ULI Triangle FY2015 Annual Report

It’s been a rewarding year to be a part of ULI Triangle! We are proud to present our FY2015 Annual Report. A few of the highlights from the report include; 18 percent growth in membership and 39 percent in sponsorship, 32 programs and more than 70 speakers, and the measurable impact our District Council had on transit in the Triangle. We are immensely grateful to Christine McDonald for her hard work in designing the report, to Jed Gammon for use of his beautiful photos, and to the rest of our … Read More

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Thinking Bigger About Micro Units

Micro units have staying power as a housing type, according to research from ULI. The units, which are typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double, appeal to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods. The “Macro View on Micro Units” report includes an analysis by MPF Research of more than 400 rental apartment communities (comprising more than 90,000 units) built in 2012–2013 in the 35 U.S. metropolitan areas that experienced the highest concentration of … Read More

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Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Identifies Investment Potential of U.S. Cities in New Book

In this new book published by ULI, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros identifies potential for real estate investment in 45 metropolitan areas that exist on a spectrum of strong, weak, and mixed prospects for economic growth. In Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Cisneros offers an innovative and nuanced analysis of major U.S. cities by merging pre-existing data sets:  quantitative performance indicators measuring economic output and demographic trends and a qualitative, city-by-city ranking based on surveys and interviews with real estate developers and … Read More

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The Pressing Need for Density

The need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater: 54 percent of the world’s population – some 3.9 billion people – lives in urbanized areas, and the number of people living in cities around the world will increase by one billion by 2030. Solving this challenge presented by an increasingly crowded planet requires effective management of rapid urbanization to create livable, prosperous cities. Density is an important tool in this respect, but comes in different forms than we have seen in the past. This presents two key … Read More

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Modeling the True Cost of Developments

The dispersal, density, and connectivity of new homes and businesses within a community influence both the cost of providing services to those homes and businesses and the tax revenues they generate. On April 6, 2015, in Madison, Wisconsin, presenters fromSmart Growth America unveiled a new fiscal impact model, developed in partnership with the real estate advisory firm RCLCO, to better understand the effects of development density — the number of homes or businesses per acre — on cities. Traditional fiscal impact models estimate the costs and revenue of a development … Read More

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Submit your project for the 2015 York Awards

The J. W. Willie York Awards are given to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the creation and continued vitality of thriving communities in the Triangle Region. These awards set the standard in recognizing exceptional real-estate development projects, related programs and visionaries in urban development.

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