Category Archives: Young Leaders

Compete for $50,000: 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition

Graduate students are invited to register teams for the ULI Hines Student Competition before December 10.  Participants will create a hypothetical design and development solutions for a real site and pitch their ideas to real estate experts for a chance to win $50,000.   The ULI Hines Student Competition—the annual urban design and development competition sponsored by legendary developer Gerald D. Hines—offers students in real estate, business, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams to solve a design and finance problem. In addition to valuable … Read More

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P3: Prominent Real Estate Players, Public Officials Discuss Increasingly Important Development Solution

By: Eric Kalis Balancing public and private interests paramount to address South Florida’s biggest needs ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County brought together a top commercial real estate broker, leading developer and the vice mayors of the cities of Dania Beach and Tamarac for an in-depth discussion about public-private partnerships (P3s) on Nov. 7 at the Hyatt Place in Dania Beach. As available land for new construction in South Florida dwindles and governments face the challenge of accommodating the growth of their communities, P3s continue … 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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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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Housing Affordability: Discussing Real Solutions with Industry Leaders

Young Leaders of Broward County Host Important Conversation with Major Developers ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County hosted a critical conversation about the need to address the glaring need for affordable housing opportunities throughout South Florida and beyond on Nov. 29 at the ULI office in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Jenni Morejon led the spirited discussion as panel moderator and also provided insights on what proposed solutions are being brought forward in the face of scarce land availability, tight budgets … 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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