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Options = Value

Earlier this week, ULI members gathered to discuss the impacts of school choice on real estate development. Dr. Bartley Danielsen of North Carolina State University shared his research showing the link between school choice and the value and attractiveness of homes in the school area.  Panelists Laurie Ford of Newland Real Estate Group and Karl Blackley of Preston Development shared their first-hand experiences behind developing school-driven communities. What they’ve found is that the development of a school in a region has the potential to revitalize blighted areas and spark growth … Read More

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Big Ideas for the 2016 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting

SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendar today for the 2016 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting on February 29 – March 1, 2016 in Raleigh, NC. This third annual meeting will draw over 600 attendees from across the region to enjoy mobile workshops, keynote sessions and panels. Registration information will be sent in the Fall. The ULI Carolinas’ Meeting offers educational and networking opportunities during the two-day event. The focus for the conference will be The Rise of the 18-Hour City. The meeting ensures access to leading land use and real estate professionals to … Read More

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To Shape or Serve?

As the Triangle continues to grapple with its transit future, ULI and community members got a taste of the various factors that make Transit Oriented Development (TOD) successful along different modes of transit at ULI Triangle’s “To Shape or Serve” program at the Raleigh Convention Center on June 3, 2015. TOD experts and practitioners from across the country shared their perspectives, research and case studies during the 2.5 hour program.  In addition, the program provided an update on the Wake County Transit Plan from ULI members who served on the … Read More

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Registration is Open for the 2015 Fall Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting, October 5-8, 2015 in San Francisco. Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. Register now for the best price, and to have your pick of optional tours and hotel rooms. Register for the Fall Meeting Keynote Speakers Condoleezza Rice Former U.S. Secretary of State Brian Chesky CEO and Co-Founder Airbnb John Stumpf Chairman, President, … Read More

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What are Raleigh apartment hunters looking for?

A behind-the-scenes look into the planning and development of 401 Oberlin and The Berkshire Cameron Village On May 21, 80 ULI Triangle members gathered in Cameron Village to tour 401 Oberlin and The Berkshire Cameron Village apartment buildings. Tours were led by representatives from the two buildings, as well as from Taft Development Group and JDavis Architects (who designed and constructed 401 Oberlin) and Cline Design and Crescent (who designed and constructed The Berkshire.) The guides offered insight on the current market, including successful unit mix, area demographics, desired amenities, … Read More

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New ULI Case Study: 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

A distinctively different hotel, the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati features not only historic architecture but also fine art in a museum-quality setting. The project is also an exemplary public/private partnership that yielded the first full-service hotel to be developed in Cincinnati in 28 years. The building is an innovative hybrid of a vibrant contemporary art museum and a 156-room boutique hotel that is at the hub of a growing arts and entertainment district and has contributed to the revitalization of Cincinnati’s downtown. A masterful orchestration of century-old historic details and … Read More

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Real Estate Pros Optimistic About Next Three Years

A commentary on the April 2015 Real Estate Consensus Forecast by William Maher of LaSalle Investment Management The latest survey results of the semi-annual ULI/E&Y Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, predict three more years of very favorable real estate conditions in the US. The survey was completed by 46 real estate economists in March 2015. Areas where optimism is most pronounced over the 2015-7 forecast period include: Net job growth should be 2.9 million per year, compared to a long … Read More

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Key Housing Findings from the America in 2015 Survey

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is pleased to partner with the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative on the latest ULI community survey, America in 2015. This biennial national survey assesses Americans’ views on their housing, transportation, and community options. Read the Full Survey Key Housing Findings This year’s survey documents important housing-related preferences and highlights some potential trends to watch: Housing Options: While most Americans are satisfied with the range of housing options they have to choose from in their communities, renters, Millennials, and the lowest-income Americans show markedly … Read More

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YLG’s Go Regional

Thirty Young Leader members from the ULI district councils of Triangle, Charlotte and South Carolina participated in the second  Regional Partnership Forum (rPF) in 2014. Each district council group developed in-depth tours and case studies in each of the regions. The rPF program shares the same basic purpose of our local Partnership Forums, to make better executives through education and idea exchange. Being a regional effort, participants have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at projects in other locations, meet fellow Young Leaders from other District Councils, and expand … Read More

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Redefining the American Dream Panelists Highlights Trends, Barriers in Millennial Home Ownership

By Jennifer Oxford, K&L Gates LLP On April 28, 2015, ULI Triangle hosted a panel in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital Club in Raleigh entitled “Redefining the American Dream”. The panel focused on trends in homeownership preferences for Millennials, that generation of people ranging in ages from around 20 to 35 years old today. Moderated by Joe Martinez, Development Manager for Northwood Ravin, the panel included Jay Colvin, Regional Director for Metrostudy; Jonathan Barefoot, Vice President of Business Development with Fonville Morisey & Barefoot; Rick Bagel, Managing Partner of … Read More

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