Monthly Archives: October 2013

You Survive the Next Downturn Now

By Jonathan O’Connell October 14, 2013 Real estate leaders explain how they manage during the upswings—so they can better withstand the inevitable downturns. Nearly everyone seems to be able to name a move they wish they had not made during the years leading up to the Great Recession. Maybe it was buying a building or a parcel of land. Maybe it was taking on debt, acquiring a company, or expanding a practice. During the hottest years of the early 2000s, nearly everyone agreed to a deal that shortly thereafter—once stock markets and … Read More

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After Sandy: ULI Panel Looks at Improving Community Resiliency

Leading up to the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, ULI has prepared After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability, which offers guidance on how to build communities in a way that responds to inevitable climate change and sea level rise and helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. Download Report PDF |  Buy the Print Edition At the request of three district councils—ULI New York (city),ULI Northern New Jersey, and ULI Philadelphia—ULI convened a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on real estate and urban planning … Read More

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The End of Suburban Sprawl? Observations from Ed McMahon’s Summer Trips

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Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, writes ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon. But on his recent trips to communities across the United States to speak about the ULI report “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development,” he saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing. Read more.

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J. Ronald Terwilliger Named the 2013 ULI Nichols Laureate

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The importance of appealing affordable housing as a vital component of thriving communities is being recognized with this year’s ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Internationally recognized housing expert and former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the prize, which is the Institute’s highest honor. Learn more about J. Ronald Terwilliger. Decent Housing as a Basic Human Need: 2013 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winner Ron Terwillige

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Swim with the Sharks at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting

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Take advantage of a unique opportunity to pitch your real estate proposal to investment professionals at the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. ULI seeks entrepreneurs to present their business plans in a session modeled after the reality TV show Shark Tank. Panelists Cia Buckley, Robert C. Lieber, and Patricia R. Healy will provide their critiques–and perhaps their support! Submit your project abstract by Oct. 11.

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Tropical Storm Karen

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As Tropical Storm Karen develops in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rain and storms are predicted to affect the area over the weekend.  To ensure the safety of all ULI members, ULI Louisiana has decided to postpone the Tour de NOLA Bicycle Tour scheduled tomorrow.  The event will be rescheduled for a later date.  Most storm models indicate projected landfall east of New Orleans somewhere along the Gulf Coast of the United States on Sunday morning, with two to four inches of rain anticipated and sustained winds of 25-35 mph, with … Read More

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