Category Archives: South Florida

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

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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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Watch Now! Lobbies Will Be Basements: Sea-Level Rise Lessons from Seattle

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On February 2, 2017, at the Greenberg Traurig offices in Downtown Miami, David Williams, author of “Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography”, gave an informative presentation on Seattle’s macro challenge to its existence a century ago, and the trials they faced in raising the city to stop it from sinking into the water. His presentation was followed by a response panel in which he and local experts David Martin, President & Co-Founder, Terra Group, James Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer, Miami-Dade County, Andrew Frey, Pricipal, Tecela, and moderator Dr. Charles Bohl, … Read More

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2017 Vision Awards – Call To Nominations

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Nominations are now open for the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean’s 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year and Young Leader of the Year. The date and location for this year’s Awards event will be announced soon. The nomination process is open to all eligible applicants – not just to ULI members. The annual Vision Awards honor individuals and real estate projects from our region that exemplify the mission of ULI and demonstrate a proactive commitment to excellence. Young Leader of the Year This award will honor an individual 35 years of age … 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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There’s No single Solution for Lack of Affordable Housing

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Local governments could make building permit processes more efficient, panelists said. A complete set of public policies is more likely than a solitary solution to expand the availability of affordable housing, a director of the Urban Land Institute said during a panel presentation Wednesday in Miami. “There is no one policy tool that in and of itself is going to make a dramatic difference on this problem,” said Stockton Williams, executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. “The good news is a number of cities are starting to put … 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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2016 Project of the Year Finalists Announced

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After a thorough evaluation process, the Vision Awards jury selected five project finalists to be honored at this year’s event. The winner(s) of the Project of the Year Award will be announced at the Vision Awards Dinner on September 22nd at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Stephen Owens, President of Swire Properties and the Young Leader of the Year winner (TBA), will also be honored. 2016 Project of the Year Finalists:  1 Hotel and Homes, Miami Beach 250 Wynwood, Miami, Northwest Gardens, Fort Lauderdale University of … Read More

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Attendee Survey Results – Miami Condo Market Symposium

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Before the 2015 ULI Miami Condo Market Symposium went underway on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, attendees were asked to complete an informal survey regarding their views on diverse aspects of life in the South Florida region. Some of the survey results were shared by District Council Chair Chuck Bohl during the opening remarks of the program. Now you can view the complete results of the survey here! Survey Results

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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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