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Mentoring Program Unites Young Professionals with Orlando Business and Community Leaders

The Young Leaders/Developing Leaders of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Orlando), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP Central Florida), and Urban Land Institute (ULI Central Florida) hosted their annual leadership and mentoring program on Thursday, Sept. 28th at East End Market in downtown Orlando.
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Leadership WLI: Contract Administration/Project Development

While detail to attention and process is important to project management and contract administration, building relationships is most critical. That’s the advice from Votum Construction President/CEO Vernice Atkins-Bradley and Brooke Myers, founder of Emerge Real Estate Ventures. The duo provided attendees at a recent Leadership WLI event with insights from their vast experience managing complex projects. Both gave examples of touching base with former clients just to say hello or provide unsolicited solutions to challenges. Myers suggested occasionally calling instead of emailing as that produces a more personal touch and … Read More

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Location, location, location

That’s a leading factor in fetching the highest price from foreign real estate investors, according to Gregg Logan of RCLCO. During Thursday’s Candid Conversation event, Logan told ULI members that the closer a property is to a theme park, the higher price per square foot it fetches. Logan, and Juliana Neves of the Glasstone Group, dished on the impact of foreign capital on vacation rental property development. Read More

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Convo With… Jeff Reader – Vice President, Reader & Partners

Why did you become involved with ULI? My dad, Perry, who founded Reader & Partners, was always involved with ULI. He participated in many of the councils and really advocated my joining after college graduation. You obviously took your father’s good advice. Yes. I joined 10 years ago, soon after I got out of college. For the first five years I’d say I was a passive participant, but Debra Dremann, who was then with Wellyn doing work with Cresent, pulled me in and said that I needed to get involved. … Read More

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Convo With… Cecelia Bonifay – Partner & Chair, Land Use & Sustainable Development Practice/Akerman

Don’t miss our Convo With…Cecelia Bonifay – Partner & Chair, Land Use & Sustainable Development Practice/Akerman Read More

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Convo With… Chair Greg Witherspoon

Don’t miss our Convo With…ULI Central Florida Chair Greg Witherspoon – Principal & VP of Business Development/Canin & Assoc. Read More

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Location, Location, Location: 4/28 Candid Conversation Recap

Location, location, location That’s a leading factor in fetching the highest price from foreign real estate investors, according to Gregg Logan of RCLCO. During Thursday’s Candid Conversation event, Logan told ULI members that the closer a property is to a theme park, the higher price per square foot it fetches. Logan, and Juliana Neves of the Glasstone Group, dished on the impact of foreign capital on vacation rental property development. Neves’ group sells and manages property with a focus on foreign investors. She revealed that community amenities – especially water-related … Read More

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Event Recap – A Night with Visionaries: The M-Factor

ULI Central Florida Visionaries

Last week, Young Leaders groups from ULI Central Florida, CREW Orlando, and NAIOP Central Florida came together for the third annual Visionaries of Central Florida event. This latest edition was titled “The M-Factor,” providing visionaries and young professionals with an opportunity to discuss the impact Millennials are having on a wide array of real-estate-related fields. Proceeds from the event directly supported US Hunger.     The program consisted of a series of roundtable discussions with some of Central Florida’s most influential leaders. During each seven-minute segment, a new visionary shared valuable … Read More

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Introducing ULI’s 2014 Annual Report

The goal of ULI’s 2014 Annual Report is to capture and celebrate a broad range of ULI impacts and accomplishments from fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014—while spotlighting stories of members who deliver on ULI’s mission every day. This year, we are presenting the Annual Report in a digital-first format to create a more interactive, dynamic, and visually compelling experience. This is in line with ULI’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Another benefit of this format is the ease with which you can share the report with … Read More

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Emerging Trends 2015

Lou Frey and Dick Bachelor at Trends 2015

On January 30, 2015, ULI Central Florida held its annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate conference. At the half-day event, guest speakers and panelists shared their 2015 forecasts and projects with over 200 registrants from industries including real estate, development, urban planning, and architecture. With a recovering economy and positive job growth particularly in Orlando, the general outlook for 2015 was positive, albeit cautious. Jobs, oil, and Millennials proved to be steadfast topics of discussion throughout the event. Back by popular demand, local political commentators Lou Frey and Dick Bachelor … Read More

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