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ULI Announces 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year Finalists

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Five development projects in Miami-Dade have been named as finalists for the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year. Now in its eleventh year, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s annual awards event recognizes the region’s top real estate development and redevelopment projects. This year’s competition drew a competitive pool of submissions ranging from South Miami to West Palm Beach. “ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is proud to continue leading the way in our region by promoting thoughtful and innovative development and showcasing projects that create long-lasting positive change in … Read More

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ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean New Chair Announced

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Greg West, President  & Chief Development Officer of ZOM, has been named the new Chair of the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 40,000-plus members dedicated to leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. As ULI SE Florida/Caribbean Chair, West will serve on a voluntary basis for a two year term that ends July 2019. “I look forward to guiding … Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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