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About ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean

Here at the Urban Land Institute our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating a sustainable, thriving future for our communities. We carry forth that mission by serving the Southeast Florida and Caribbean region with pragmatic land use expertise and education. ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean has over 1000 public and private sector members. Our members are involved in all aspects of real estate development and land use processes. LEARN MORE ABOUT US

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Our Leadership Institute Applications are now open 🤩 Engage with industry experts, local executives, and national thought leaders on the region’s most pressing issues. Be sure to apply here: https://seflorida.uli.org/get-involved/leadership-institute/

Join ULI and CREW on January 23rd for our first-ever joint networking event 🎉 The event is a great way to meet other land use and real estate professionals in the area. We hope to see you there!

Less than two months away from our Housing Opportunity 2020 conference! Join leaders in the housing industry on 2/24 to 2/26. Register here: https://seflorida.uli.org/uli-southeast-florida-caribbean-upcoming-events/detail/F4B43F7F-5BD0-4ED8-9C34-CCF55EE02C14/

In just two weeks, the ULI Young Leaders Group of Miami will be hosting their 2020 committee kickoff meeting 🌟 To RSVP, contact mallory.barker@uli.org.

ULI Advisory Services Panel meet to provide recommendations and strategies for resilient development in St. Thomas following the 2017 hurricane season. Be the first to read here: https://bit.ly/39N9GqU

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What's Happening at ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean

  • Members of the 2019 St. Thomas Advisory Services Panel listen to Robert Graham, Director of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority, while on a tour of Charlotte Amalie and Yacht Haven.

    Photo By Laura T Magruder, ULI

  • Panelist meets with community members and Senator Marvin Blyden (center) during the August 2019 St. Thomas Advisory Services Panel.

    Photo By Laura T Magruder, ULI

  • The class of 2020 Leadership Institute toured the Las Olas Corridor during the 3rd day of their Design & Construction session. The day focused on the roles, responsibilities, and objectives in good design and construction.

  • Honorees from the Brightline / Virgin Trains USA team accept their award for 2019 Project of the Year at the 2019 Vision Awards on Wednesday, October 30th at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami.

  • ULI leaders Yudi Fernandez, Tom Roth, Greg West, and Andrew Frey present ULI’s recommendations to improve the Miami 21 zoning code with City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

     

    Photo By Schwartz Media - October 25, 2019

  • Yami Reyes, Chair of the ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean Leadership Institute Alumni Committee and Elizabeth Fulton at the 2019 Vision Awards on Wednesday, October 30th at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami

    Photo By Downtown Photo - October 30, 2019

  • Speakers at the first event in the Young Leader’s Group’s From the Ground Up series share insights and lessons related to getting started on a real estate development deal at Akerman’s offices.

    Photo By Cristi Sanchez - October 1, 2019

  • The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) annual statewide dinner at the 2019 Florida Summit provided the opportunity to meet and network with women leaders from across the state.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • Attendees at the 2019 Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) statewide dinner, which took place at the 2019 Florida Summit at the Gaylord Palms Orlando.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • Members of the statewide Florida Product Councils network at the 2019 Florida Summit at the Gaylord Palms Orland.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • Brett Gelsomino of ZOM Living and Marty Busekrus of Ciminelli Real Estate lead a discussion at the 2019 Leadership Institute‘s Capital Markets program day.

    Photo By Jean-Pierre Gautreaux - April 18, 2019

  • ULI members network and socialize at the 2019 annual Members Reception at ZOM Living’s new project Muze at Met Miami on April 9, 2019

    Photo By Korey Davis - April 9, 2019

  • Panelists of the 2019 St. Thomas Advisory Services Panel draft plans during a work session. Left to right: Daniel Anderton (seated), Jacqueline Canales, Paul Bernard, Adam Weers, R. David Gibbs, Neil Albert, and Allison Anolik.

    Photo By Laura Magruder, ULI

  • Mike Jackson of AutoNation speaks at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Forum with Vinnie Viola and Bob Swindell on February 23rd, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

    Photo By Korey Davis - February 23, 2019

  • ULI’s 2019 Young Leader of the Year Jaime Sturgis accepts his award at the 2019 Vision Awards on Wednesday, October 30th at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami.

    Photo By Downtown Photo - October 30, 2019

  • The University of Miami’s MRED+U program takes on D.C. for the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting.

    Photo By UM MRED+U

  • Members from ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) network and mingle at the 2019 Florida Summit at the Gaylord Palms Orlando.

    Photo By Sarah & Ben Photography

  • ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean members network and socialize at the annual Members Reception at Muze at Met Miami on April 9, 2019

    Photo By Korey Davis - April 9, 2019

  • Photo By Korey Davis - January 23, 2019

  • Photo By Korey Davis - January 23, 2019

  • Kevin Smith, Colin Trabold, and Chris Roog of the 2019 Leadership Institute work on their Leadership Project advising the City of Tamarac on how to reinvigorate the city’s blighted retail centers.

    Photo By Jean-Pierre Gautreaux - April 18, 2019

  • Photo By Laura Magruder - December 02, 2018

  • Photo By Korey Davis - January 23, 2019

  • Felix Figueroa and Matt Shore speak to the 2019 Leadership Institute class about commercial debt and institutional equity at the program’s day on capital markets, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

    Photo By Jean-Pierre Gautreaux - April 18, 2019

  • Advisory Services Panel members Bob van der Zande (left) and Fernando Liaño Berjano study a map of Toa Baja during a field visit to various sites within the municipality during the Toa Baja, Puerto Rico Advisory Services Panel.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 02, 2018

  • Panel members watch as wind and rain bands from Hurricane Dorian arrive in St. Thomas on August 28th during the 2019 St. Thomas Advisory Services Panel

  • ULI Panelists tour the City of Fort Lauderdale during an Advisory Services Panel looking at parks and open spaces in the city’s downtown core. Learn more

  • ULI members attend the 2018 Miami Symposium on October 23, 2018 at the InterContinental Miami

  • Advisory Services Panelist Don Edwards reacts to ideas proposed by the resilience-focused team during the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services Panel for the municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. To his left, Jessica Boehland from The Kresge Foundation.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 02, 2018

  • Photo of the Palo Seco area, taken during ULI’s Advisory Services Panel in Toa Baja, PR in December 2018.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 02, 2018

  • Students in the University of Miami’s MRED+U program view their contributions to the 2019 Hines Student Competition during a pin-up reception in March 2019.

    Photo By UM MRED+U

  • Alan Ojeda of The Rilea Group speaks to members of the Leadership Institute on the program’s day on Capital Markets on April 18, 2019, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

    Photo By Jean-Pierre Gautreaux - April 18, 2019

  • Members of the public listen closely as the Urban Land Insitute’s Advisory Services Panel team presents their recommendations for the municipality of Toa Baja.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 03, 2018

  • Photo By Laura Magruder - December 02, 2018

  • Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel members’ welcome reception with Toa Baja residents, community activists and municipal personnel. Kamilah Acebal-Acevedo, panel intern, introduces herself to the guests during the panel’s formal introduction to the community. With her, left to right: Fernando Liaño Berjano, Chris Calott and Jacqueline Canales.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 03, 2018

  • Advisory Services Panel members and representatives from the municipality of Toa Baja pose for a photograph in Isla de Cabras, on the western shore of San Juan Bay.

    Left to right top row: Edgar Gomez, Desiree Pearlman, Dennis Roman (municipal representatives), Chris Calott, Don Edwards, Bob van der Zande, Michael Bloom, “Betito” Marquez (mayor of Toa Baja), James De Francia, Trini Rodriguez, Carlos Olmedo (former Planning Board Director of Toa Baja) Sarah Sieloff, Jessica Boehland (The Kresge Foundation), Jacqueline Canales, and Tom Roth.

    Front row, left to right: Grace Hill, Fernando Liaño Berjano, Leah Sheppard and Kamilah Acebal-Acevedo.

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 03, 2018

  • Urban Land Insitute’s Advisory Services Panel presents their recommendations for the municipality of Toa Baja.

    Sitting in the front row (l-r): Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz (ULI-Puerto Rico chapter co-chair), Toa Baja mayor “Betito” Marquez, Alfredo Martinez Sanchez (vp of Puerto Rico Builders’ Association) and Jessica Boehland (The Kresge Foundation).

    Photo By Laura Magruder - December 03, 2018

  • Mark Gilbert, Craig Robins, and Kieran Bowers discuss retail placemaking in Miami at the 2018 Miami Symposium on October 23, 2018 at the InterContinental Miami.