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Sister Cities Unite: Hollywood and Dania Beach Mayors and Developers Share Vision for Growth


Young Leaders of Broward County Hosts Spirited Discussion about Development of Both Cities ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County hosted the mayors of Hollywood and Dania Beach and the developers of transformative projects in both cities on March 2 for a lively panel discussion about the development activity occurring there. A standing-room only crowd packed Becker & Poliakoff’s Fort Lauderdale office to hear insights from the panelists, which included moderator Eric Swanson, Principal of Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital; Tamara James, Mayor of Dania Beach; Josh … Read More

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Bank of America Announces ULI as a 2016 Community Development Grant Recipient

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Strong, vibrant neighborhoods are foundational to the overall economic health of our community. Yet, we know that particularly in low-to-moderate income areas, people struggle to access affordable housing and continuous revitalization of these neighborhoods is needed to create a better living environment for individuals and families. While South Florida boasts some of the best places to live, more work needs to be done to ensure a healthy ratio exists between cost of living and the availability of skilled-jobs and the wages they pay. We believe strongly that community revitalization is … Read More

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Center for Leadership Coming Soon!

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ULI SE Florida/Caribbean is committed to cultivating leaders in the industry, community and ULI and is pleased to announce the formation of a center for leadership. The ULI Foundation recently awarded the District Council with a grant to start the program. Heidi Sweetnam, Senior VP of District Councils stated, “We are incredibly impressed by the commitment of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean‘s membership to strengthen leadership in the region. The well thought out proposal gives us confidence that this grant will create the highest level of impact.“ The program is typically 9 … Read More

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Significant Impact from WLI Grant at the Local Level


In 2015, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative awarded Urban Innovation Grants to four District and National Councils to support the creation of innovative programs that raise the visibility and number of women in ULI and the real estate industry. One of the District Councils to receive this grant was ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean. The Grant of $2,500 was used to help fund the January 2016 program ULI Explores Miami’s Evolution through Art, Architecture, and Culture.  Held at the edgy M Building in Wynwood, speakers explored how art, architecture, open space, and cultural facilities are … Read More

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2016 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in District/National Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2016 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, TX, October 24-27. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of ULI women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. Scholarship winners … Read More

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ULI SE Florida/Caribbean Announces New Board Members

Lighthouse Point, FL (June 29, 2016) – ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council announces the appointment of new board members to its Advisory Board. Joining the board are Susie Dwinell, Executive Director of Crystal & Company, Heather Hetherington, Senior Marketing Coordinator/Associate of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., David Martin, President/Co-Founder, Terra Group, Verity Mosquera, Research & Consulting Manager of Colliers International, Tom C. Murphy, Co-President of Coastal Construction, Alan Ojeda, Owner & CEO, Rilea Group, and Ari Roloff, Manager of Business Development, CBIZ MHM, LLC. All members personify the spirit of community and … Read More

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Urban Land Institute To Advise Broward County On Transforming Arena Site In Sunrise Into Dynamic Destination And Catalyst For Economic Development

Nationally Renowned Land Use and Urban Planning Experts to Present Recommendations on June 10 For more information, contact: Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086; WASHINGTON (June 2, 2016) – Next week, a panel of nationally renowned land use and urban development  experts convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will visit Broward County to advise county and city officials on how to transform the Arena Site in western Sunrise into a dynamic destination that catalyzes economic development in the area, and compliments the existing sports and entertainment facility, surrounding neighborhoods, and … Read More

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Arch Creek Basin Advisory Services Panel

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You’re invited to join Miami Dade-County and the Urban Land Institute for the Arch Creek Basin Advisory Services Panel. Join a team of experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) who will present a resilience strategy for the Arch Creek Basin area. The resilience strategy will address land use, real estate development, economic development, landscape and environmental planning, considering the risks and vulnerabilities of South Florida, such as sea level rise, inland flooding and storm events. The panel will also be an opportunity to explore the concept of “Adaptation Action Areas” and consider how … Read More

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Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier


Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier explores the interconnections among walking, bicycling, and real estate development. It showcases the growing synergies between real estate development and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments. Across the globe, developers are seizing a competitive advantage by leveraging growing interest in biking and walking among residents and tenants. And municipalities are promoting health, equity, and sustainability by investing in active transportation infrastructure projects, such as trails and greenways – investments which can create real estate value and promote economic developments. Is “Trail-Oriented Development” the … Read More

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Event Recap – West Palm Beach Development & Investment Forum


March 31, 2016 An ‘Unconventional’ Convention Center Hotel Gopal Rajegowda, Senior Vice President, Related Urban In 2000, Related Co. took a huge risk in developing CityPlace – a major investment of more than $600 at the time – but the investment multiplied itself manifold serving as the main economic catalyst for more investment in West Palm Beach. This new hotel fills the missing piece of the CityPlace master plan. Since opening, it has already put into the books more than 70,000 room nights over the next four years – and … Read More

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