ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean News

2018 Florida Summit Highlights: How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott

How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott By Nicole Martinez July 2, 2018   Despite the rise of platforms like Airbnb and the overwhelming market share of Marriott, Florida remains one of the healthiest worldwide hospitality centers. According to the state’s tourism board, Visit Florida, Florida consistently outpaces the nation in room occupancy rates and cost-per-room statistics. Even oversaturated markets like Miami—where hotel supply growth shows no signs of slowing down—are experiencing steady growth: hotel occupancy in Miami-Dade rose to 87.9 percent in March from 85.7 percent … Read More

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2018 Florida Summit Highlights: As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development

As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development By Nicole Martinez June 18, 2018   Retail developers who gathered at the 2018 ULI Florida Summit talked about what is working and what isn’t, as they shift their focus to more entertainment and dining amenities combined with mixed use from the traditional strip centers of the recent past. “Over the period of the last 30 years, retail has changed quite a bit,” says Tom Meredith, vice president and market officer at Regency Centers in Boca Raton, Florida. … Read More

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Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy

Exploring Transfer of Development Rights as a Possible Climate Adaptation Strategy Urban Land Institute Resilience Panel Focus Group with Miami-Dade County   INTRODUCTION Miami-Dade County, with its 2.7 million residents and almost half a trillion dollars in at-risk assets, is often cited as one of our country’s most vulnerable places for the negative impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. Flooding, storm surge, and more intense wind events are ever-increasing concerns along its coastline. With such occurrences and their impacts no longer future forecasts but present realities, the County and … 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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Transit-Oriented Development: ULI Hosts Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Industry Leaders for Discussion on South Florida’s Future

Real Estate Players Convene at New Brightline Station for Solution-Focused Conversation By Eric Kalis May 10, 2018 ULI’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and its Young Leaders of Broward County gathered some of the most influential public and private sector leaders in Transit-Oriented Development to discuss the region’s progress in creating mixed-use destinations around key transit corridors. The group also outlined the steps needed to accommodate the constantly growing population and solve congestion problems on Thursday, May 10 on the ground floor of Fort Lauderdale’s new Brightline station. Introduced by Becker attorney … Read More

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Urban Land Institute to Advise Miami Beach on Strategies for Stormwater Management, Climate Adaptation and Resilience

  A panel of ULI land use experts will assess the effectiveness of the city’s stormwater management program in addressing flooding and sea-level rise and in promoting community engagement and outreach For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086; trisha.riggs@uli.org WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018)—A group of nationally renowned land use planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will visit the city of Miami Beach next week to advise municipal leaders on the effectiveness of the city’s stormwater management plan in mitigating the impacts of sea-level rise such as increased … Read More

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Featuring Gloria Estefan: 2018 Boardroom After Dark Series

ULI Southeast Florida’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is pleased to announce its next installment of Boardroom After Dark Series. We invite you to get up-close-and-personal with some of the most dynamic and engaging real estate, land use leaders and business entrepreneurs who are making things happen in the Southeast Florida Area. Join these leaders for an intimate dinner with only ten other ULI members! Dinner will be held between 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in a private dining room at Larios on the Beach located at 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. It … Read More

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ULI Hosts Inaugural Development & Investment Forum on City’s Evolution

Public, Private Sector Leaders Come Together for Lively Discussions about Growth, Trends and Major Issues By Eric Kalis, March 22, 2018 In a testament to Fort Lauderdale’s evolution into a world-class metropolis with an increasingly diverse economy and cultural impact, Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter and the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted the first-ever “Fort Lauderdale Emerges: Development and Investment Forum” on March 21 at the NSU Art Museum. The action-packed event featured several spirited conversations between the city’s public and private sector leaders. ULI Southeast … Read More

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We’re Hiring!

  The ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is currently looking to fill an Associate position, and will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Please see the job description below. No phone calls or emails please. For more information and to apply, follow the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=URBANLAND&jobId=49035&lang=en_US&source=CC3   BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate is a professional position within the district council. As an integral part of the district council team, the Associate serves as a professional liaison between the district council, ULI headquarters, and southeast Florida and Caribbean real estate, planning, and development … Read More

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Fort Lauderdale needs to go seriously vertical, developers say at ULI

Fort Lauderdale needs to go seriously vertical, developers say at ULI Fort Lauderdale is in the midst of significant commercial and residential development, yet there is an urgent need for action on mass transit, and the slow pace of construction, a shortage of land and lack of affordable and workforce housing remain pressing issues, developers, builders and Realtors said during an event Wednesday organized by the Urban Land Institute and the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority. Read the full article… Read the full article here. Published by The Real Deal, … Read More

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