Category Archives: Innovation

Member Spotlight: Andrew Frey of Tecela Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small-scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. What did you do before you were a developer? … Read More

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Pompano Beach moves to redevelop its aging, underutilized downtown area

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Pompano Beach, a centrally located seaside city in Broward County, is developing an “innovation district” as part of a plan to renovate its aging, downtown center. The city has been working “to build a second century downtown since 2007,” said Thomas DiGiorgio, an architect and builder who is chairman of the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, a public-private organization. Among the goals is creating new economic appeal for the city and making it more attractive for companies, their employees, tourists and year-round residents. DiGiorgio was one of the speakers at … Read More

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ULI Case Study Brief of Wynwood Walls Just Released

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Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately owned warehouses that flank previously abandoned land used for junk storage and garbage in the urban core of Miami. In creating Wynwood Walls, the building facades were transformed into canvases and the open land area was converted to a gallery floor. The result is an outdoor “museum of the streets” by developer and placemaker Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties. It is one of the largest concentrated public displays of world-class street art, including more than 30 major works of art on giant … Read More

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Wynwood Walls Named 2016 Project of the Year!

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ULI SE Florida/Caribbean announced its 2016 Project of the Year Winner on Thursday, September 22nd at the District Council’s Vision Awards to an audience of over 640 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately-owned warehouses, located in the urban core of Miami, whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “Museum of the Streets” by visionary place-maker Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres of land, formerly parking lots and junkyards, that now provide multiple areas for the public to enjoy. With … Read More

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Significant Impact from WLI Grant at the Local Level

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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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Condo experts say sales slowdown won’t lead to another crash in Miami

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Many of South Florida’s leading condo experts said a slowdown in sales will likely prevent some projects from breaking ground, but the long term view for Miami’s condo market remains positive and another meltdown doesn’t appear imminent. The Urban Land Institute brought the region’s leading condo builders and designers to Miami on Tuesday for a condo market symposium at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami in Brickell. Everyone acknowledged that the sales pace for new units has slowed, and it appears the strengthening of the dollar against foreign currencies is to … Read More

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Miami condo market will find its equilibrium: ULI panel

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Miami’s preconstruction condo market is still forging ahead, despite signs of canceled projects, lowered deposit requirements and foreign buyers downsizing purchases, a group of top developers said Tuesday. “This is a marathon, not a 100-meter dash. This is a long-term market,” said Carlos Rosso, president of Related Group’s condominium division, during a panel titled “Industry giants discuss the condo market” at the Urban Land Institute’s Miami Condo Market Symposium at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. Kevin Maloney, founder and principal of Property Markets Group, said he expects that many … Read More

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