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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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Here’s how to fix South Florida’s mid-market housing crunch

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What’s the best solution for the housing crunch that is pricing out middle-class workers and threatening South Florida’s economy? There is no magic bullet — but experts say a series of smaller public policy fixes and private initiatives can help make the region more affordable. That’s important for business owners who are worried about attracting and retaining skilled employees in one of the country’s least affordable housing markets. According to policy makers, developers and housing analysts, the most reliable arrows in the quiver to fight soaring home prices include: Building … Read More

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We Are Hiring!

The ULI Southeast  Florida/Caribbean office is expanding! We are currently looking to fill an Associate position, and will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Please see the job description below. No phone calls or emails please.    POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE:                          Associate, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean DEPARTMENT:                              District Council LOCATION:                                    Fort Lauderdale, FL REPORTS TO:                                 Executive Director FLSA CLASSIFICATION:             Exempt POSITION STATUS:                      Full-Time ______________________________________________________________ BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate is a professional position within the district council. As an integral part of the district council … Read More

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Takeaways From the 2016 Miami Condo & Community Development Symposium

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The 2016 Miami Condo & Community Development Symposium was held on November 30, 2016 at the brand new East Hotel Miami at Brickell City Centre. This symposium featured lively and informative dialogue with South Florida’s – and the country’s – most successful and recognized real estate professionals and public sector leaders, who came together to expose and analyze, from a host of standpoints, various trends, forecasts and opportunities that exist in Miami’s evolving real estate condo market. Press articles, photos and an event recap video are now available! Video Recap:  … Read More

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ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean Member Spotlight: Joe Chancy Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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ULI 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. Read the entrepreneur profile of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean … Read More

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Vision Awards Project of the Year Winner Wynwood Walls Awarded One of ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence

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DALLAS (October 27, 2016)—Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s winners—representing projects in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America—were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas. The program, established in 1979, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry … Read More

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Miami Needs Big Toolkit to Add Affordable Housing, panel says

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A holistic approach to boosting the supply of affordable housing is the best one, say local experts, as there’s not a single policy that will lower the number of Miami’s working households paying an increasing percentage of their income on rent or mortgages. Here in the Miami metro area, there are 275, 000 working households that earn between 60% and 120% of the median income and are paying more than half of what they earn for their housing, said Stockton Williams, executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for … 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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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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From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

To the east of City Hall, Codina Partners developed 8333 NW 53rd St., a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 sq m) office building with a rotunda at its southwestern corner and its own six-level, 700-space parking garage. (CR-Codina Partners)

As single-use suburban office parks across the nation suffer increasing vacancies, developers have begun to acquire and transform them into mixed-use centers. Meanwhile, as corporations as different as Weyerhaeuser and General Electric gravitate from office parks to center cities like Seattle and Boston, respectively, office park redevelopers increasingly seek to create walkable urbanism with diverse uses within multitenant, mixed-use, nascent downtowns. In south Florida, a father/daughter development team took on the task of developing an entire new downtown out of what had been an office park. Initially developed in the … Read More

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