Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Urban Land Institute to Advise Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on Hurricane Preparedness and Resilience

Nationally Renowned Panel of Land Use and Urban Planning Experts to Visit Area December 3-7. For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086;   WASHINGTON (November 29, 2018) – A group of nationally renowned land use, real estate, and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be providing strategic recommendations and advice next week to the municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on how to best improve preparedness for extreme weather events and ensure all residents benefit from investments in resilience. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real … Read More

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Compete for $50,000: 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition

Graduate students are invited to register teams for the ULI Hines Student Competition before December 10.  Participants will create a hypothetical design and development solutions for a real site and pitch their ideas to real estate experts for a chance to win $50,000.   The ULI Hines Student Competition—the annual urban design and development competition sponsored by legendary developer Gerald D. Hines—offers students in real estate, business, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams to solve a design and finance problem. In addition to valuable … Read More

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Strategic Planning for the Small Scale Developer

Strategic Planning for the Small Scale Developer   A ULI Real Estate Entrepreneur Program Smaller real estate developers typically benefit by being more nimble, able to move more quickly to identify opportunities and execute on deals. They can take on projects that require faster decision-making and more unique and creative real estate solutions. At the same time their smaller size can mean they have fewer operational resources to draw upon, and less occasion for reflective consideration. The result can be a continual chase for the next deal without careful assessment … Read More

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P3: Prominent Real Estate Players, Public Officials Discuss Increasingly Important Development Solution

By: Eric Kalis Balancing public and private interests paramount to address South Florida’s biggest needs ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County brought together a top commercial real estate broker, leading developer and the vice mayors of the cities of Dania Beach and Tamarac for an in-depth discussion about public-private partnerships (P3s) on Nov. 7 at the Hyatt Place in Dania Beach. As available land for new construction in South Florida dwindles and governments face the challenge of accommodating the growth of their communities, P3s continue … Read More

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Puerto Rico ULI Advisory Service Panel

Puerto Rico ULI Advisory Service Panel Date: December 2 – 7, 2018 Location: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico   Sponsors: Kresge Foundation, ULI Southeast Florida Subject Area Themes: Hurricane Recovery, Land-Use, Housing and Resilient Infrastructure, Economic Development Panel Leadership: Chair: Jim DeFrancia, Lowe and Vice-Chair: Sarah Sieloff, Center for Land Recycling   Background and Panel Assignment:   In September 2017, Hurricane Maria, the deadliest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 100 years, slammed into the island’s coast with winds that reached 155 mph. This was just a few short weeks after … Read More

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