Category Archives: Infrastructure

Member Spotlight: Andrew Frey of Tecela Highlighted as Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small-scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. What did you do before you were a developer? … 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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Watch Now! Lobbies Will Be Basements: Sea-Level Rise Lessons from Seattle

On February 2, 2017, at the Greenberg Traurig offices in Downtown Miami, David Williams, author of “Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography”, gave an informative presentation on Seattle’s macro challenge to its existence a century ago, and the trials they faced in raising the city to stop it from sinking into the water. His presentation was followed by a response panel in which he and local experts David Martin, President & Co-Founder, Terra Group, James Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer, Miami-Dade County, Andrew Frey, Pricipal, Tecela, and moderator Dr. Charles Bohl, … Read More

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Riviera Beach TAP Complete – Report Available

In the summer of 2016, the City of Riviera Beach asked the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council to convene a TAP to develop a set of observations and recommendations related to relocating or rebuilding city hall, the city’s public safety operations, the public works department, and a branch library. Five publicly-owned sites were to be considered in the evaluation, including the potential for private redevelopment on one or more of the sites. The following describes the process used by the TAP to make its recommendations, including…Read More Riviera Beach Tap … Read More

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Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier

Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier explores the interconnections among walking, bicycling, and real estate development. It showcases the growing synergies between real estate development and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments. Across the globe, developers are seizing a competitive advantage by leveraging growing interest in biking and walking among residents and tenants. And municipalities are promoting health, equity, and sustainability by investing in active transportation infrastructure projects, such as trails and greenways – investments which can create real estate value and promote economic developments. Is “Trail-Oriented Development” the … Read More

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Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights Released Today

Annual infrastructure report from ULI and Ernst & Young, released at ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego today, captures global infrastructure insights. Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights is the seventh in a series of global infrastructure reports produced by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young. The report assesses the state of infrastructure globally, connecting strong infrastructure investment decisions to national and metropolitan prosperity. Infrastructure 2013 includes: Up-to-date information on the latest infrastructure investment trends, challenges, and innovations; Coverage of the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific … Read More

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