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July 2018 Member Spotlight: David Waltemath

ULI member David L. Waltemath ranks among the top residential developers in the New Orleans metro area.  ULI recently sat down with David, Scott and Kelly Waltemath to profile their real estate development operation. ULI: How did you get started in real estate development? DW: I’ve always been involved.  Two generations of my family were successful real estate developers before me.   My father, Henry “Hank” Waltemath, carved out many of the major neighborhoods in Algiers on the Westbank of New Orleans. Today, I’m proud to say, we have a fourth … Read More

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What’s the Opportunity with Opportunity Zones, Shared Presentation.

We had a great turn out for last weeks event with Jones Walker. They were kind enough to share the power point presentation for those who couldn’t make. Click below to read more. Presentation – Opportunity Zone Program – ULI – May 17 2018 (N3597125x7…

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May 2018, Member Spotlight: Mike Bucher, Urban Properties

ULI-Louisiana member Mike Bucher is a commercial real estate professional and developer for Urban Properties.  Mike serves as membership chair for the council and programming chair for the annual ULI-Louisiana Emerging Trends Conference.  We recently sat down with Mike to learn more about his background, development experience, and involvement with ULI-Louisiana. ULI: Can you tell us a bit about your background and what brought you to your current role with ULI-Louisiana? MB:  My background in commercial real estate started with Federal Realty Investment Trust in Boston, MA.  I was working … Read More

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April 2018, Member Spotlight: Laura Woltanski, Walker & Dunlop

ULI Louisiana member Laura Woltanski is a Multifamily Finance Loan Officer in Walker & Dunlop’s New Orleans office. Laura, past Programs Chair, currently serves as Advisory Services Chair and W&D is a Diamond Sponsor of ULI Louisiana District Council. We recently sat down with Laura to learn more about her background, experience with W&D, and involvement with ULI Louisiana. ULI: Can you tell us a bit about your background and what brought you to your current ULI role? LW: I moved from Michigan to New Orleans in Aug 2009 to … Read More

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ULI Louisiana Manager Job Opportunity

ULI Louisiana is beginning it’s search for our new District Council Manager. The Opportunity The Manager, working in close coordination with District Council members, administers all aspects of coordinating programs and developing marketing and communications strategies for membership involvement and sponsorship support toward the advancement of goals and objectives of the District Council. The Manager will maintain a close working relationship with the District Chair for local reporting and responsibilities. The Manager works directly with ULI members and vendors, especially the District Council Chair, members of the Executive Committee, and … Read More

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Charity Hospital Advisory Services Panel Reveals Recommendations for Reuse

On Friday November 10, 2017, an Advisory Services Panel of the Urban Land Institute hired by the owner of the Charity Hospital site, The LSU Real Estate Facilities Foundation, revealed their recommendations for the reuse of the site. After creating guiding principles for the redevelopment process, the 10-member panel presented 3 multi-use socially conscious, financially sustainable scenarios for consideration. Their power point presentation may be viewed HERE. A recording of the entire presentation may be seen HERE.

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ULI Louisiana Sponsors Trapolin Peer Architects Releases Renderings for World Trade Center

New Four Seasons World Trade Center Renderings Released!

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Leading Voices with ULI: Scott Cowan of Tulane University

Scott Cowen President Emeritus, Tulane University HEAR THE PODCAST How does one prepare for an unexpected crisis? Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two. Click here to learn more about Scott Cowen and the rebuilding of Tulane and New Orleans. Click here to learn more about the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives.  

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How Three Global Cities Are Working with the Private Sector to Create Housing, Public Spaces

How Three Global Cities Are Working with the Private Sector to Create Housing, Public Spaces   For centuries, the success of countries has been determined by the strength of their leadership. Now cities are realising that effective leadership and a clear vision are required to make them successful and competitive in a globalised world. What are city leaders doing to become more competitive? How are they contending with changing demographics? How do they balance short-term political goals with the long-term focus required for sustainable urban development? How are they using … Read More

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