Category Archives: South Florida

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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Returns on Resilience: ULI Hosts Critical Conversation on Southeast Florida’s Looming Challenge

Real Estate Leaders Discuss Best Practices in Addressing Rising Seas and Aging Infrastructure   ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward and Palm Beach counties advanced the conversation about one of the most important issues facing the entire region – resilience against rising seas – on Monday, February 26 at the ULI office in Fort Lauderdale. Members Alec Bogdanoff, president and co-founder of Fort Lauderdale-based consulting firm Brizaga, Inc. and Chris Capellini, associate in the Boca Raton office of Bohler Engineering, organized the “Returns on Resilience” in … Read More

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How And Why Multifamily Development Is Different In This Cycle

    GlobeSt.com caught up with Greg West, president and Chief Development Officer of ZOM, to get some insights in part one of this exclusive interview. MIAMI—Greg West, president and Chief Development Officer of ZOM, is currently developing close to 2,000 rental apartment units in Miami’s urban core. He was also recently appointed to serve a two-year term as the chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida and Caribbean chapter. At the helm of an organization that serves as a leading advocate for responsible land use, West discussed exclusively with GlobeSt.com the … 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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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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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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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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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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