Spring Meeting

View from the Top: IQHQ Cofounder Shares Lessons on Building What You Want

Tracy Murphy, cofounder and president of San Diego–based IQHQ, the life-sciences-centric real estate investment trust, has a drive and a hunger for success that cannot be stopped as the audience at the “WLI Presents: A View from the Top” at this year’s ULI Spring Meeting learned. IQHQ was founded around two years ago and has already become one of the largest property owners in the sector that she describes as “a sweetheart of a space.”

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Downtown San Diego Seeking That “Secret Sauce” to Become an Attractive Business District

Life sciences and technology firms have been flocking to the San Diego metro area for the past decade. Often located on the outskirts of downtown, consideration and efforts are underway to make the market’s urban area a destination for work, live and play. A panel featuring many players in San Diego business development and academics joined moderator Lisa Cholmondeley, Gensler, to discuss strategy in “San Diego’s Life-Sciences Ecosystem: A 21st-Century Transformation.”

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ULI District Councils Address Local Housing Challenges

ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing is increasing its focus on work done at the district council level, Christopher Ptomey, the center’s executive director, said in introducing a panel Wednesday at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. The panel, titled “Attainable Housing for All: Replicable Best Practices from Local Housing Challenges,” presented work at the district council level in Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Parag Khanna on Climate Migration and Future Population Centers 

Yesterday’s general session titled “Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure, and Logistics” was delivered by Dr. Parag Khanna, managing partner of FutureMap and author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Civilization.

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Recent Articles

  • Talent and Tech, Not Just Buildings, Help Create Places That Succeed

    April 20, 2022

    Developers that want to build momentum and lure users, especially for big projects, need to think beyond the walls of their buildings and instead create places that become nodes for innovation, panelists said at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. Economic clusters—places anchored by companies or institutions that attract other businesses and residents—are key, said panelists.

  • Future-Proofing Real Estate Assets for a Net Zero Future

    Over the past five years, more than 300 cities in the United States have committed to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Accords. However, as of 2020, only a handful have made meaningful progress in developing climate action plans, said Alaina Ladner, energy and sustainability practice lead for JLL. “Cities, companies, investors, and tenants are looking to the building sector to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals,” she added, speaking at the “Future-Proofing Asset Value: The Pathway to Net Zero” panel as part of the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.

  • Making Strides in Creating Middle-Income Housing in San Diego

    April 19, 2022

    With over half of California residents experiencing cost burdens for housing, the state is facing a shortage and is in search of solutions. A panel at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting titled “Legalize Housing: Innovative Housing Policies to Produce More Housing at All Income Levels” looked at what is working in the San Diego market.

  • Strong Dollar and Growth Driving Capital Flows to U.S. Real Estate

    A panel of capital markets experts opened the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting with a discussion of the direction of global markets and capital flows in an environment of rising interest rates as well as global uncertainty such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

  • ULI: Where the Future Is Built

    ULI global CEO Ed Walter welcomed attendees to the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego with the debut of a new mission tagline: “Where the Future Is Built.” Walter and ULI global chair Peter Ballon then discussed in a fireside chat how ULI has fared through the past year of the pandemic.

  • UL Interview: San Diego Architect-Developer Jonathan Segal Talks About Experimentation in Design

    April 14, 2022

    Urban Land’s Spring 2022 cover depicts a groundbreaking micro-housing project in the heart of downtown at 320 West Cedar Street in San Diego’s Little Italy, designed, developed, owned, and managed by local architect Jonathan Segal. We spoke with Segal about The Continental and his innovative approach to projects that push the envelope of possibilities. 

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