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ULI Announces 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year Winner

October 16, 2017 marked another successful Vision Awards Event with over 650 in attendance.  And the results are in and the 2017 Project of the Year Winner goes to… Brickell City Centre Finalists Included: 1. Miami River Inn 2. Porsche Design Tower 3. Grove at Grand Bay 4. Monarc at Met3  

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Networking Reception Puts Spotlight on Women In Real Estate

FT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 16, 2017) — Nearly 50 women and supporters of women in South Florida real estate and development mixed and mingled Aug. 16 at a networking reception at III Forks Prime Steakhouse in Gulfstream Park. The event was hosted by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean, a global Urban Land Institute (ULI) program designed to increase the number and visibility of women within the member organization and the real estate industry. WLI co-chairs Katy Hallgren, vice president of EDSA, Inc., and Jenni Morejon, executive director of … Read More

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ULI Announces 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year Finalists

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Five development projects in Miami-Dade have been named as finalists for the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s 2017 Vision Awards Project of the Year. Now in its eleventh year, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s annual awards event recognizes the region’s top real estate development and redevelopment projects. This year’s competition drew a competitive pool of submissions ranging from South Miami to West Palm Beach. “ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is proud to continue leading the way in our region by promoting thoughtful and innovative development and showcasing projects that create long-lasting positive change in … Read More

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ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean New Chair Announced

Greg West, President  & Chief Development Officer of ZOM, has been named the new Chair of the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 40,000-plus members dedicated to leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. As ULI SE Florida/Caribbean Chair, West will serve on a voluntary basis for a two year term that ends July 2019. “I look forward to guiding … 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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Follow the Money: Top Real Estate Players Discuss Today’s Capital Sources

Young Leaders of Broward County Hosts Industry Leaders Karsenti, Foschini and Behar for Lively Chat ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County hosted a group of some of South Florida’s most recognizable real estate players on June 14 for an entertaining panel discussion about the available sources of capital in today’s dynamic market and the local projects that are tapping into unconventional financing sources like EB-5. An enthusiastic crowd of industry professionals convened at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale to hear insights from the panel, … Read More

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Announcement

The District Council is proud to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the founding principals of the global architecture firm Arquitectonica. Founded in 1977, the firm received acclaim almost from its inception, thanks to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Bernardo and Laurinda have continued exploring and pushing the limits with their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world. Today their practice spans the … Read More

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Save The Date! September 7 – Vision Awards

Mark your calendars and save the date for ULI’s annual Vision Awards. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. More information on this year’s event, including the announcement of our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, is coming soon. You can register or reserve your tables now. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Email Vanessa.dennis@uli.org or call (954) 916-7329 for more information.

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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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Here’s how to fix South Florida’s mid-market housing crunch

What’s the best solution for the housing crunch that is pricing out middle-class workers and threatening South Florida’s economy? There is no magic bullet — but experts say a series of smaller public policy fixes and private initiatives can help make the region more affordable. That’s important for business owners who are worried about attracting and retaining skilled employees in one of the country’s least affordable housing markets. According to policy makers, developers and housing analysts, the most reliable arrows in the quiver to fight soaring home prices include: Building … Read More

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