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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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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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Urban Land Institute Shows Miami Beach a Path to Resiliency

Written by Katherine Lewin on September 11, 2018   The City of Miami Beach is preparing to live with water in a much deeper way. As the climate continues toward warmer temperatures and South Florida’s coastal cities see more frequent and damaging flooding, one of Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable cities is fighting back against the threat of flooding, rising waters and stronger storms. A part of this fight was the collaboration between Miami Beach and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a worldwide group of about 42,000 real estate and development professionals that … Read More

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Call for Proposals

ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is now accepting proposals for Leadership Projects for the 2018 – 2019 Leadership Institute Class. Project proposal submissions will be accepted through Friday, August 31st, 2018. View the Call for Proposals   Leadership Projects are pro-bono advisory service projects offered to non-profit, government, and public entities through the Leadership Institute that seek to provide solutions to tangible land use and real estate challenges throughout the Southeast Florida region. Projects are completed by teams of Leadership Institute participants during the course of the nine-month program. Past project clients include: … Read More

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ULI Panel Advises Miami Beach on Sea-Level Rise Response

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience By Nicole Martinez May 23, 2018 Florida’s Miami Beach has been called “ground zero for sea-level rise,” and municipal officials and residents alike often wonder whether the city will survive the dire effects of climate change. In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable … Read More

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Transit-Oriented Development: ULI Hosts Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Industry Leaders for Discussion on South Florida’s Future

Real Estate Players Convene at New Brightline Station for Solution-Focused Conversation By Eric Kalis May 10, 2018 ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County gathered some of the most influential public and private sector leaders in Transit-Oriented Development to discuss the region’s progress in creating mixed-use destinations around key transit corridors. The group also outlined the steps needed to accommodate the constantly growing population and solve congestion problems on Thursday, May 10 on the ground floor of Fort Lauderdale’s new Brightline station. Introduced by Becker attorney … Read More

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ULI Hosts Inaugural Development & Investment Forum on City’s Evolution

Public, Private Sector Leaders Come Together for Lively Discussions about Growth, Trends and Major Issues By Eric Kalis, March 22, 2018 In a testament to Fort Lauderdale’s evolution into a world-class metropolis with an increasingly diverse economy and cultural impact, Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted the first-ever “Fort Lauderdale Emerges: Development and Investment Forum” on March 21 at the NSU Art Museum. The action-packed event featured several spirited conversations between the city’s public and private sector leaders. ULI Southeast … Read More

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We’re Hiring!

  The ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is 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. For more information and to apply, follow the link below:   BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate is a professional position within the district council. As an integral part of the district council team, the Associate serves as a professional liaison between the district council, ULI headquarters, and southeast Florida and Caribbean real estate, planning, and development … Read More

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Returns on Resilience: ULI Hosts Critical Conversation on Southeast Florida’s Looming Challenge

Real Estate Leaders Discuss Best Practices in Addressing Rising Seas and Aging Infrastructure   ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward and Palm Beach counties advanced the conversation about one of the most important issues facing the entire region – resilience against rising seas – on Monday, February 26 at the ULI office in Fort Lauderdale. Members Alec Bogdanoff, president and co-founder of Fort Lauderdale-based consulting firm Brizaga, Inc. and Chris Capellini, associate in the Boca Raton office of Bohler Engineering, organized the “Returns on Resilience” in … Read More

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