Category Archives: Economic Development

How Can ULI Support Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria?

ULI SE Florida/Caribbean, the ULI Urban Resilience program and the Puerto Rico Builders’ Association hosted a workshop in Miami in late January to explore how ULI can best support Puerto Rico during rebuilding after Hurricane Maria. Public officials including the Secretary of Housing and Vice President of the Planning Board were in attendance. The workshop focused on determining local needs and then sketching out a path for ULI support: a roadmap for short-term and long-term opportunities for ULI to support the region through both national and local-level projects. ULI Puerto … Read More

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A Discussion on Revitalization, Affordability, and the Creative Class at ULI’s A+E Event

  In February, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s Young Leaders Group – Miami gathered a panel of researchers, real estate developers, and economic development agencies at Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District to address the city’s cultural development and persistent challenges, and offer solutions for driving more inclusive development. Read on to learn more, or visit the original article in The Urban Land Magazine.   As Art Revitalizes Urban Neighborhoods, Maintaining Affordability Remains a Challenge   By Nicole Martinez February 14, 2018 The notion that an active cultural milieu can have a broad-ranging … Read More

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Developers Tell Condo Buyers: You Don’t Need To Bring Your Car

For luxury homeowners who want to kick the car habit, these condo developers have an alternative. By Alina Dizik (source: The Wall Street Journal) At San Francisco’s Lumina, residents can use an app to rent a car from the building’s private fleet of eight Audis, like this one. PHOTO:STEELBLUE   At Lumina, a 42-story condo building in San Francisco, homeowners pay anywhere from $900,000 to $15 million for a luxury residence with a one-car limit per unit. Alternatively, homeowners can ditch the car, get a credit of $10,000 and rent one … Read More

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Drawing Buyers of All Ages to Florida’s Walkable Suburban Downtowns

For years, Florida was considered a sunny retirement community, a haven for northerners looking to escape harsh winters and higher taxes. But as the state’s university system has grown, industry has expanded and drawn more corporations to Florida’s largest cities. The influx of professional opportunities has drawn younger generations to settle or remain in Florida, prompting an interesting demographic shift for real estate developers. With so many generations to serve in Florida’s increasingly attractive housing market, how can developers be sure their product supply will appeal to their target audience? … Read More

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Pompano Beach moves to redevelop its aging, underutilized downtown area

Pompano Beach, a centrally located seaside city in Broward County, is developing an “innovation district” as part of a plan to renovate its aging, downtown center. The city has been working “to build a second century downtown since 2007,” said Thomas DiGiorgio, an architect and builder who is chairman of the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, a public-private organization. Among the goals is creating new economic appeal for the city and making it more attractive for companies, their employees, tourists and year-round residents. DiGiorgio was one of the speakers at … Read More

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Sister Cities Unite: Hollywood and Dania Beach Mayors and Developers Share Vision for Growth

Young Leaders of Broward County Hosts Spirited Discussion about Development of Both Cities ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County hosted the mayors of Hollywood and Dania Beach and the developers of transformative projects in both cities on March 2 for a lively panel discussion about the development activity occurring there. A standing-room only crowd packed Becker & Poliakoff’s Fort Lauderdale office to hear insights from the panelists, which included moderator Eric Swanson, Principal of Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital; Tamara James, Mayor of Dania Beach; Josh … Read More

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