Category Archives: Retail

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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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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From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

As single-use suburban office parks across the nation suffer increasing vacancies, developers have begun to acquire and transform them into mixed-use centers. Meanwhile, as corporations as different as Weyerhaeuser and General Electric gravitate from office parks to center cities like Seattle and Boston, respectively, office park redevelopers increasingly seek to create walkable urbanism with diverse uses within multitenant, mixed-use, nascent downtowns. In south Florida, a father/daughter development team took on the task of developing an entire new downtown out of what had been an office park. Initially developed in the … Read More

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ULI Report: Tech-Savvy Gen Y Still Flocks to Brick and Mortar Stores

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing – as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new ULI report. Read the report.

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Statewide Summit To Again Feature Florida Mayor’s Panel

At last year’s Inaugural Statewide Summit, four mayors from Florida’s major metropolitan centers shared the stage with ULI Chairman Peter Rummell.  They discussed challenges in providing services in these changing times, how to best encourage economic development and how they see the landscaping changing in major metro areas.  Click here to read more about their discussion.  This year’s repeat panel – with some of the same mayors, new additions, plus a special surprise guest to be announced soon – will continue this important discussion on Thursday afternoon, June 6th at … Read More

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Economist Pulls No Punches at ULI Forum

MIAMI—Commercial real estate players from across South Florida gathered at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL on Thursday afternoon for the Urban Land Institute’s 2013 South Florida Economic & Development Outlook Program. The venue’s Sport of Kings Theater was packed out with leaders hoping to hear perspectives on the future of South Florida land use and real estate from some leading voices in the industry. Gene Berman, program chair of the event and executive vice president and managing director at Marcus & Millichap, offered what he called a summary of … Read More

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