Author Archives: Jenna Wylie

Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

The goal of ULI’s 2014 Annual Report is to capture and celebrate a broad range of ULI impacts and accomplishments from fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014—while spotlighting stories of members who deliver on ULI’s mission every day. This year, we are presenting the Annual Report in a digital-first format to create a more interactive, dynamic, and visually compelling experience. This is in line with ULI’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Another benefit of this format is the ease with which you can share the report with … Read More

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Insight into Real Estate Development Partnerships with Triangle Area Universities

By Toby Coleman, Smith Anderson  What does it take for a private developer to build a project in concert with Duke University, North Carolina State, or University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill?  A strong balance sheet and a track record with similar development will help.  Also important: understanding the unique strictures universities operate under, and appreciating the deal structure some of the partnerships must take. At a ULI Roundtable event on Wednesday, March 4, representatives from Duke, N.C. State, and UNC joined with their recent private development partners to talk about … Read More

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Moore’s Law and Real Estate: Shrinking Demand for Physical Space Still Means Opportunity

By Archana Pyati According to strategic marketing guru Gunnar Branson, real estate is facing a shrinking demand for physical space as a result of Moore’s Law, a prediction made in the 1960’s by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore that the computer power of micro-chips would improve exponentially every two years and take up less physical space as time over time. As a result, so much of what we consider essential now fits on the smartphones or thumb drives in our pockets or on servers and databases accessed by cloud computing.  … Read More

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Entrepreneurial Communities: Risks and Opportunities for Real Estate

By Archana Pyati Although the rate of new business creation in the U.S is in fact declining, entrepreneurs and the social, economic and technological infrastructure they require continue to be a driver of real estate and urban planning decisions. This trend is especially evident in cities that have transitioned from manufacturing-based economies to those driven by knowledge-creation, technological and scientific innovation, and professional services. So concluded an expert panel devoted to entrepreneurial communities and their evolving real estate needs at the ULI Carolinas’ Second Annual Meeting, held February 9 and … Read More

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Recap – Second Annual ULI Carolinas Meeting

Attracting almost 500 attendees to Charleston, the ULI Carolinas Meeting has quickly become a smashing success.  Featuring more than 50 speakers, mobile tours and plenty of networking time, the conference has become a “must attend” each year.  Next year we look forward to hosting the Carolinas Meeting in Raleigh!  – See who attended.  – Check out the event this year’s photo gallery – click here  – To see the twitter feed for #ULICarolinas – click here Presentations: Keynote Speaker – Rex Miller PowerPoint and Polling Results Miller Comic Book Concurrent Session – Technology’s Impact … Read More

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12th Annual Urban Design Conference

NC State Design and the City of Raleigh presents: 12th Annual Urban Design Conference “Design for Change: The Resilient City” Friday, March 6, 2015, 8am to 5pm Raleigh Marriott City Center Planning and designing for resilience will help cities survive, adapt and grow as changes in demographics, population growth and severe climate impacts affect demands on our built environment. Topics will cover infrastructure, transportation systems, water and energy resources. Keynote Speakers: Fiona Cousins, Arup Nette Compton, The Trust for Public Land Jason Hellendrung, Sasaki Roy Torbert, Rocky Mountain Institute Gena … Read More

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We’re Hiring! Join the ULI Triangle Team

We’re looking to add a part-time Associate to our ULI Triangle staff! The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. If you share our passion for this mission, think about putting your talents to work at ULI. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.  

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Strategic Planning and Implementation for the Real Estate Entrepreneur

Smaller real estate entrepreneurs often tend to be more nimble, able to move more quickly to identify opportunities and execute on deals. At the same time, their size can mean fewer operational resources to draw upon and less occasion for reflective consideration. The result can be a chase for the next deal without careful assessment for its fit with the firm’s expertise or resources. Through instructive lectures, case studies, panel discussions, and leadership exercises, this new Real Estate Entrepreneur Program from ULI will help real estate companies to think, plan, and operate … Read More

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ULI Product Councils Demystified

Whether you are currently a Full Member or aspire to it, this free webinar will provide you with the inside track on the exclusive ULI Product Council system. Members involved in Product Councils find them very rewarding and the relationships they make invaluable. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the value of Product Councils, how they are organized and function, and the process for applying.   Product Council leaders will answer: ​What is a Product Council? What makes a Product Council so valuable? Who are Product Council members? What … Read More

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ULI Fellow Ed McMahon’s TEDx Talk

In this talk for TEDxJacksonville, ULI senior resident fellow Ed McMahon argues for the economic, psychological and social value of uniqueness. He explains that, in a global marketplace, well-educated workers, world-class infrastructure and the ability to turn ideas into commercial realities are all critically important to economic success–but the other critical, but often forgotten, element is “community distinctiveness.” “Communities that can’t differentiate themselves,” McMahon observes, “have no competitive advantage.”

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