Author Archives: Central Florida

WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship

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ULI women members who are active in District Councils, including members in Associate, Young Leader and Student member categories, are encouraged to apply for a Fall Meeting 2014 WLI Scholarship. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of ULI women members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of WLI: to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. Through this program, the WLI aims to increase the number of women who become Full Members of ULI. … Read More

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5 Florida DCs publish Building a Healthier Florida

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With the help of a FY14 ULI Innovation Grant, the five Florida District Councils held Building Healthy Places (BHP) workshops across the state, culminating in a publication named Building a Healthier Florida. The publication, available here, highlights very different places and challenges in each district council suggesting BHP criteria and strategies to improve the built environment. BHP and the strategies were also a major focus of a General Session at the 2014 ULI Florida Summit, which had almost 500 attendees. The BHP focus allowed the DCs to attract new sponsors and supporters … Read More

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Event Recap: 2014 Emerging Trends

On January 31, 2014, over 200 Central Florida developers, urban planners, land use lawyers, and builders convened at the Country Club of Orlando for the 2014 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Conference. Hosted by Debra Dremann, Chair of the ULI Central Florida Trends Committee, the half-day conference explored the future of real estate through speakers, panels, and discussions. The morning concluded with the presentation of the first-ever Trendsetter Award. Keynote speaker Jeff Korzenik (Fifth Third Bank) kicked off the morning with his presentation, “From Vicious to Virtuous: The US Economic … Read More

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Announcing 2014 Trendsetter Nominees

Next week, ULI Central Florida will award the first ever Trendsetter Award at the 2014 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Conference (Friday, January 31, at the Country Club of Orlando). Read on to find out who our five finalists are, and what makes them Trendsetters in the land use arena. 1. Open for Business This endeavor, the first of its kind in the nation, brought together over 30 Central Florida governments to encourage economic prosperity and business growth. How did they do it? By working together to identify economic and … Read More

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Now Hiring! Program Coordinator (Orlando)

ULI Central Florida is now hiring for the position of Program Coordinator at our Orlando office. If you have at least one year of experience in event coordination and an interest to learn more about the world of urban planning and real estate, then click here to read our full job description. We are looking to fill this position immediately, so don’t hesitate to submit your cover letter and resume to CentralFlorida@uli.org today! Email us or call us at 407.674.7475 with any questions.  

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Call for Communications and Events Interns

ULI Central Florida has an exciting opportunity for two undergraduate or graduate student interns to help in the planning and execution of our annual statewide Florida Summit, a 500-person interdisciplinary conference held June 11 – 13, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.   Time Frame January to June 2014 Approximately 10 hours per week Must be available June 11, 12, and 13, 2014 Duties Some of the tasks you will perform include: Interacting with local and statewide professionals Assisting in venue communications and bookings Helping with programming structure, organization, and execution Registering … Read More

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Event Recap: The Three Ps of Public Service

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Last night, guests from around Central Florida convened at the new Eola House in Downtown Orlando for an intimate discussion at ULI Central Florida’s latest Women’s Leadership Initiative event. The evening’s program, The Three Ps of Public Service: Passion Persistence, Patience, featured four of Central Florida’s public service leaders.  In a panel format, moderated by HCI Planning’s Kathy Hattaway Bengochea, these dynamic women shared their insights into the challenges, benefits, and changing nature of public service and politics. A prominent topic of the evening was women’s role in government, and … Read More

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ULI Florida Receives $25,000 Grant

The Urban Land Institute announces that Florida’s five ULI District Councils have been awarded a $25,000 grant to plan and execute their newest initiative Building Healthy Places.   The goal of the statewide initiative is to encourage the Florida real estate industry, business, and civic and community leaders to update policy and design standards to include those that promote public health. The five ULI District Councils that received the grant include ULI North Florida, ULI Central Florida, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean, ULI Southwest Florida and ULI Tampa Bay. “We are honored to … Read More

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Mayor Glenda Hood Receives Award at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting

The Urban Land Institute recently recognized Former Mayor of Orlando Glenda Hood as the 2013 recipient of the Robert M. O’Donnell Award. The award acknowledges Mayor Hood’s leadership and work on challenging land use issues across the country with ULI’s Advisory Services Program.   The Robert M. O’Donnell Award was established in 1988 to honor individuals who have significantly contributed to the improvement of land and quality of life through education, aptitude, experience and creativity in partnership with the Urban Land Institute’s Panel Advisory Service. The Robert M. O’Donnell Award … Read More

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Event Recap: Local Food + Local Culture = New Market Development in Orlando

What do you get when you mix a budding local food scene with people adamant about making a difference in their community? In the case of John Rife and his team, the outcome is a new mixed-use market building: the East End Market. Although it is not officially open until October 25, ULI members and guests were treated to a sneak preview last week, along with some surprises.   The morning began with registration, coffee, and networking outside the market’s main entrance. The building, an existing two-story, L-shaped structure, used … Read More

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