Author Archives: Max Helden

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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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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Urban Land Institute to Advise the City of Port St Lucie On Development Strategy for Southern Grove

Urban Land Institute to Advise the City of Port St Lucie On Development Strategy for Southern Grove Nationally Renowned Real Estate and Urban Development Experts to Visit City October 28-November 2 For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086; trisha.riggs@uli.org WASHINGTON (October 26, 2018) — A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations next week to the city of Port St. Lucie on the creation of a clear vision, goals and strategy for the successful development of Southern Grove. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary … Read More

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Cypress Creek ‘urban village’ OK’d

Cypress Creek ‘urban village’ OK’d Fort Lauderdale zoning panel supports uptown corridor plans By David Lyons        Staff writer For years, Fort Lauderdale’s Cypress Creek Road corridor has been a revolving door of major commercial activity, with big name companies setting up shop, only to leave within a short time. Now, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board has thrown its support behind sweeping code changes aimed at creating a greater sense of community and purpose. Those changes, proponents say, would open the door to a so-called Uptown Urban … Read More

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2018 Florida Summit Highlights: How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott

How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott By Nicole Martinez July 2, 2018   Despite the rise of platforms like Airbnb and the overwhelming market share of Marriott, Florida remains one of the healthiest worldwide hospitality centers. According to the state’s tourism board, Visit Florida, Florida consistently outpaces the nation in room occupancy rates and cost-per-room statistics. Even oversaturated markets like Miami—where hotel supply growth shows no signs of slowing down—are experiencing steady growth: hotel occupancy in Miami-Dade rose to 87.9 percent in March from 85.7 percent … Read More

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2018 Florida Summit Highlights: As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development

As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development By Nicole Martinez June 18, 2018   Retail developers who gathered at the 2018 ULI Florida Summit talked about what is working and what isn’t, as they shift their focus to more entertainment and dining amenities combined with mixed use from the traditional strip centers of the recent past. “Over the period of the last 30 years, retail has changed quite a bit,” says Tom Meredith, vice president and market officer at Regency Centers in Boca Raton, Florida. … Read More

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Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy

Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy Urban Land Institute Resilience Panel Focus Group with Miami-Dade County   INTRODUCTION Miami-Dade County, with its 2.7 million residents and almost half a trillion dollars in at-risk assets, is often cited as one of our country’s most vulnerable places for the negative impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. Flooding, storm surge, and more intense wind events are ever-increasing concerns along its coastline. With such occurrences and their impacts no longer future forecasts but present realities, the County and … Read More

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