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  • 04-17-19

    ULI Americas Chairman Jack Chandler: “We Are Making It Easier to Be Part of the ULI Community”

    In remarks made at the Spring Meeting’s opening general session, ULI Americas Chairman Jack Chandler shared thoughts on the importance of the Institute’s Global Strategic Plan in strengthening member engagement and impact. The plan, which is based on feedback from members on how to improve ULI, is designed to “create a more rewarding and personalized member experience, and allow initiatives in areas such as affordable housing, community resilience, and industry diversity to be scaled up for broader application and greater effect,” Chandler said.

  • 04-17-19

    ULI Americas President Gwyneth Cote: Connecting ULI’s Work at Local, Regional, and Global Levels Is Key

    ULI Americas President Gwyneth Cote emphasized to Spring Meeting attendees the importance of connecting the Institute’s local initiatives to other areas of the organization, sharing insights based on numerous meetings with district councils since joining ULI’s executive team in December. “Each visit reaffirms the much-cited quote ‘ULI is only as strong globally as it is locally,’” Cote said

  • 04-17-19

    Cities Must Know Their Assets—and Have Vision—to Succeed, Say ULI Senior Fellows

    Civic leaders, including public officials and private developers, must be proactive and prepared to take risks if they want to develop their cities for the new economy, ULI Senior Fellow Tom Murphy said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Cities are facing unprecedented changes in a variety of arenas, including cultural, technological, economic, and demographic. At a session titled “Smart Choices in a Changing World,” ULI’s senior fellows debated ways that cities can thrive in a new economy while creating a sustainable workforce for future needs.

  • 04-16-19

    Women in Real Estate Should Not Temper Their Assertiveness, Says Executive Karen Hutton

    Development of women leaders in the real estate business was the theme at the Women’s Leadership Initiative and Larson Leadership Initiative Luncheon during the 2019 ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Bethany Logan Ropa, managing director at UBS Investment Bank, interviewed Karen Hutton, president and CEO of Hutton, a diversified real estate development and construction firm based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • 04-01-19

    Hotels That Spin Their Own Tales

    Nashville’s new boutique hotels capitalize on a sometimes bawdy history, art and artifacts—and even a fictional persona.

  • March

  • 03-28-19

    Downtown Nashville’s New Billion-Dollar Gateway: Nashville Yards

    Nashville Yards, a project that is intended to weave together all the strands of the city’s development boom, will include a new concert venue, a much needed luxury hotel, and a bold new public green space.

  • 03-08-19

    Understanding the Investment Climate for Nashville Real Estate

    Nashville has been growing at a rate of nearly 100 residents per day since 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, copublished by ULI and PwC, ranks Nashville as the number-five U.S. market for overall real estate prospects. For those still looking for deals in Nashville, the following are six important things to know about capital markets and the local lending environment.

  • 03-04-19

    Five Tours Highlighting the Best of Both the Old and the New Nashville

    More than 3,000 ULI full members are expected in Nashville, April 16–18, to attend the 2019 ULI Spring Meeting. Music City was ranked fifth among markets to watch in Emerging Trends in Real Estate© 2018. Don’t miss these five tours of both the past and the future of Nashville.

  • February

  • 02-19-19

    Balancing Nashville’s Skyline with More Downtown Density

    Nashville has a new 65-story residential tower on the drawing board that could set a new record as the tallest building in the city. The proposed project highlights the change underway in the city.

  • May

  • 05-07-18

    Creating Positive Community Collisions in Downtown Las Vegas

    Though best known as the chief executive officer of fast-growing online shoe and clothing business Zappos, Tony Hsieh is also leading one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the United States in downtown Las Vegas.