Category Archives: Miami

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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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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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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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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ULI Case Study Brief of Wynwood Walls Just Released

Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately owned warehouses that flank previously abandoned land used for junk storage and garbage in the urban core of Miami. In creating Wynwood Walls, the building facades were transformed into canvases and the open land area was converted to a gallery floor. The result is an outdoor “museum of the streets” by developer and placemaker Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties. It is one of the largest concentrated public displays of world-class street art, including more than 30 major works of art on giant … 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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2017 Vision Awards – Call To Nominations

Nominations are now open for the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean’s 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year and Young Leader of the Year. The date and location for this year’s Awards event will be announced soon. The nomination process is open to all eligible applicants – not just to ULI members. The annual Vision Awards honor individuals and real estate projects from our region that exemplify the mission of ULI and demonstrate a proactive commitment to excellence. Young Leader of the Year This award will honor an individual 35 years of age … Read More

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ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean Member Spotlight: Joe Chancy Highlighted as Entrepreneur

ULI 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. Read the entrepreneur profile of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean … Read More

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Resiliency Panel Report Available – Arch Creek Basin, Miami

With over 84 miles of coastline and a population of 2.6 million people, Miami-Dade County is one of the most vulnerable areas to sea level rise in the country. Many parts of the County are already regularly experiencing flooding due to low elevations and drainage problems, and the County is vulnerable to extreme weather events that could include catastrophic winds and storm surge. South Florida’s porous substrate also makes traditional defenses, such as levees, less effective for managing groundwater levels and flooding. Miami-Dade County invited ULI to study the Arch … Read More

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