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ULI Carolinas’ Meeting Welcomes 700+ To Raleigh

More than 700 real estate professionals from across the Carolinas gathered in Raleigh on February 11 and 12 for the 6th annual Carolinas’ Meeting. The theme for the meeting was “Future-Proofing for Tomorrow’s Reality”  Below are a few highlights from the meeting.   Keynote sessions included a discussion with futurist Jack Uldrich on the trends shaping the future of business, the current and future state of transportation with Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Brown, and a discussion on public-private partnerships providing enhanced community resiliency for single family, multi-family and mixed use development with George … Read More

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Members Cycle Through Downtown Raleigh

On a recent crisp autumn afternoon, 26 adventurous ULI Triangle members gathered for a bike tour to explore the bicycle lanes and greenways in and around downtown Raleigh and the destinations they connect.  Daniel Howe, Raleigh Bike Ped Advisory Commission, provided an overview of the Commission’s purpose to make recommendations on the implementation of relevant programs, policies, regulations, and funding priorities regarding walking and bicycling in Raleigh – then the group was off. The first stop was NCSU’s new Gregg Museum on Hillsborough Street, where Wake County Commissioner, Sig Hutchinson, … 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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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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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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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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Carolinas’ Meeting

February 9 – 10, 2015 Charleston, SC Innovation and technology are rapidly evolving the consumer space.  The transformation is impacting consumer behavior, the environments in which we work and housing preferences.  Our communities are changing.  It is imperative that ULI remain on the forefront of these issues by reaching beyond our typical membership to those who are on the front lines of innovation. Embracing these changes includes examining the impact and applicability of outside innovation and accelerating the growth potential to drive new concepts within our industry. The conference will … Read More

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Inaugural ULI Triangle J.W. Willie York Awards

More than 200 ULI members, colleagues and family turned out to celebrate exemplary people and projects in land use at the inaugural ULI Triangle J.W. Willie York Awards on September 25, 2014 at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The York Awards are given to those individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to the creation and continued vitality of thriving communities in the Triangle Region.  Those contributions can take the form of real estate development, professional services, nonprofit work or public service as reflected in the responsible use … Read More

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Future of Triangle’s Affordable Housing Policies

Triangle City Planners Discuss the Present, Future of Affordable Housing Policies By: Toby Coleman, Smith Anderson Local governments in the Triangle continue to examine the best mix of policy “carrots” and “sticks” to ensure that new residential development in our growing region also includes affordable housing.  In a ULI Triangle roundtable event on Thursday, June 26, top planners from Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh discussed the current policy landscape along with Gregg Warren, the president of DHIC, Inc., a non-profit developer of affordable housing. The panel, titled “Different Approaches to … Read More

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Jarrett Walker transit event recording now available

ULI Triangle’s recent event, Abundant Access: Public Transit as a Tool for Freedom, featured keynote Jarrett Walker, international consultant in public transit planning and policy and author of Human Transit: How clear thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our lives. Jarrett has written and worked extensively on the integration of public transit into community planning at all scales, from the design of small developments to the structure of an urban region. His work covers the entire spectrum of planning perspectives, from visionary urbanism to operational detail. A captivating … Read More

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