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UL Interview: Jack Chandler, Chairman of ULI Americas

ULI Global Board member Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investments Holdings in Winnetka, Illinois, and former managing director and chairman of BlackRock’s global real estate business in New York City, has been named chairman of the ULI Americas region. Chandler talks with Urban Land about ULI’s philanthropic efforts and product council expansion.

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ULI Minnesota Helping Mayors Bridge Rural-Urban Policy Divide

Minnesota’s urban and rural mayors are putting partisan politics aside and joining forces to find common ground on issues that include housing, transportation, and the workforce in an effort led by the ULI district council for the Twin Cities region.

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Envisioning More Green Space in Atlanta with a Park-Capped Highway

While Atlanta has grown rapidly in the last decade, the downtown area lacks green space. A ULI Advisory Services panel was asked to study a proposal to build a highway lid that would provide park space downtown.

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Real Estate Roots That Run Deep in Columbus

Lizanne Galbreath, who serves as managing director of Galbreath & Company, spoke recently at a ULI leadership event in Columbus. Her grandfather, John W. Galbreath, founded the John W. Galbreath Company in 1921, which eventually became one of the largest development companies in the United States, and was also a founding member of ULI.

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Recent Articles

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

    March 4, 2019

    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.

  • How Three San Antonio Companies Are Incorporating Sustainability Best Practices

    March 1, 2019

    San Antonio’s office and residential developers are backing up their commitment to sustainability with innovative projects that are saving energy, water, and money. Executives from three companies described their efforts at the ULI San Antonio Sustainability Forum in February.

  • In Brief: Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Has California’s Office and Retail Lagging, Industrial Still Surging

    February 22, 2019

    The latest Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey shows that despite the recent uncertainty in the stock market, increasing cap rates, and slower economic growth, developers’ views on California commercial real estate markets have not changed much from six months ago. Following the trends of the past two years, industrial space remains hot despite the economy’s fluctuations; multifamily housing remains strong in most markets; office has reached its peak; and retail markets continue to struggle.

  • Inspiring the Future: UrbanPlan in the World

    Attendees at the ULI Europe Conference heard from the teachers and students benefiting from ULI’s realistic and engaging program to bring the discourse of urban regeneration to the classroom.

  • Four Teams Selected as Finalists in ULI Hines Competition

    February 19, 2019

    A graduate student team from the University of Cincinnati, two teams from the University of Texas at Austin, and a team with students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have been selected as the four finalists for the 17th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual site in an urban area. This year’s competition involves the redevelopment of a site in Cincinnati comprising portions of a highway, the central business district, and the central riverfront along the Ohio River.

  • Reimagining Erie, Pennsylvania, by Embracing Change and Capitalizing on Competitive Advantages

    February 11, 2019

    Erie, Pennsylvania, is on the cusp of change and can be reimagined if the city embraces the land use, economic, and technological changes that are affecting growth there and in other cities in the Rust Belt, a new ULI report says. ULI’s recommendations follow a visit to Erie last year by a group of land use and urban development experts convened to advise the Erie Downtown Development Council on how best to revitalize the downtown core.

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