Monthly Archives: May 2013

Don’t forget to add a Mobile Tour to your ULI Florida Summit experience

Breakout of the ballroom and attend a Mobile Tour! Kick-start the ULI Florida Summit with a taste of what ULI does best. See and hear, first-hand, best practices and lessons learned from some of Naples’ most notable development projects. It’s a Jungle Out There! Navigating a Successful Public-Private Partnership at the Naples Zoo June 6th | 9am – 12:30 $35 – Summit Attendees $45 –  Non-Attendees Lunch Sponsored by: Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. Register now!   Survivor Ave Maria: Build, Sustain, Grow June 6th | 9am – 12:30 $45  Lunch Sponsored by: Ave Maria … Read More

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Lennar, Meritage Homes Expand Development in Central Florida

Housing developments are expanding in Central Florida, reports the Orlando Business Journal.   Leaders in the homebuilding industry, Lennar Homes, Meritage Homes and Standard Pacific Homes, are breaking ground on new communities in Orange, Polk and Seminole counties, respectively. To read the full OBJ article, click here. Learn more about the housing market by attending ULI-Central Florida’s upcoming event, Directions and Outlook in Single and Multi-Family Housing, scheduled for June 12, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando.  

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Highlights of the ULI Spring Meeting

ULI-Central Florida members, Debra Dremann, Wellyn Land Company, and Gregg Logan, RCLCO, weigh in on their favorite aspects of the ULI Spring Meeting:   “The Spring Meeting was very optimistic in regard to growth opportunities in Florida.  Demand for residential land positions far outweighs supply in good markets, and it is putting a lot of upward pressure on land prices.   Innovation was the primary theme of the Spring Conference and one of the best speakers was the co-Founder of Fundrise and Popularise, Benjamin Miller.  Definitely check-out  They are … Read More

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Announcing new articles from Urban Land Magazine

How Changing Healthcare Delivery Will Affect Land Use As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, both the healthcare industry and those who provide space for the delivery of services remain uncertain about the future. 30 million Americans will be newly insured and the aging population will increase demand for medical services. Click here to read this article, published in Urban Land magazine.   Hutchison Wants More Businesspeople in Congress At the ULI Spring Meeting, the former Texas senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she is optimistic about American energy independence by the end of this decade. She wishes … Read More

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Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights Released Friday

Annual infrastructure report from ULI and Ernst & Young, released at ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego Friday, captures global infrastructure insights. Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights is the seventh in a series of global infrastructure reports produced by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young. The report assesses the state of infrastructure globally, connecting strong infrastructure investment decisions to national and metropolitan prosperity. Infrastructure 2013 includes: Up-to-date information on the latest infrastructure investment trends, challenges, and innovations; Coverage of the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific region; Informative … Read More

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Tech-Savvy Gen Y Flocks to Stores

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing—as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new report from ULI. Generation Y: Shopping and Entertainment in the Digital Age explores the shopping preferences of Gen Yers, who associate shopping with socializing, and who place a high value on living close to retail. It notes that while Gen Yers enjoy shopping and dining out, they … Read More

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

A new ULI report underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S.–in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos–will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. Read more about the findings in the America in 2013 report.   Click here to view the key findings. Click here to view the final report. Click here to view the appendices.

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Craig Ustler featured in “Sustainable Cities Collective”

Craig Ustler, member and sponsor of ULI-Central Florida, of Ustler Development, was interviewed by Sustainable Cities Collective about the urban planning practices and inspirations influencing the development of Orlando’s Creative Village. Click here to view the article.  

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ULI Events – There’s an App for that!

Introducing the New ULI Events App ULI events on-the-go … There’s an App for that! ULI has made it easier to find and get the most out of its events thanks to a new ULI Events mobile app for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. The free app is designed to help ULI event attendees plan their schedules, communicate with each other instantly through Twitter—and even find nearby restaurants. ULI gathers people from around the world, face-to-face and online, to share ideas and best practices. The institute offers large-scale events such … Read More

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Final Chance to Register Online for the ULI Spring Meeting

Join more than 3,400 real estate industry leaders next week in San Diego. There are only four days remaining to register online for the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting. After Monday, you will need to wait to register at the event. The meeting begins next Wednesday, May 15, and more than 3,400 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry – from development and finance to professional services and the public sector – will be there. Register today and build relationships that will lead to new partners, new projects, new … Read More

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