Monthly Archives: October 2012

ULI Expert Panel Discusses Proposed Cook County Land Bank

ULI experts are discussing the proposed Cook County Land Bank this week as part of ULI Chicago’s Technical Assistance Panel program. The panel will bring together a diverse set of real estate professionals to provide objective industry expertise and pragmatic recommendations for the proposed countywide Land Bank.  Thank you to the following ULI experts who are volunteering their time to participate in the Cook County Land Bank TAP. Panel Chair Scott Goldstein, Teska Associates, Inc. Panel Members Mike Brady, Center for Community Progress Karen Butler, Great Harbor Advisors Tina Dalman, DrinkerBiddle Teri … Read More

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U.S. Commercial Real Estate Recovery to Advance in 2013 says Emerging Trends 2013 Report

ULI PRESS RELEASE DENVER (October 17, 2012) – The real estate recovery is set to advance in 2013 as modest gains in leasing, rents, and pricing will extend across U.S. markets from coast-to-coast and improve prospects for all property sectors, according to the findings of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2013 report, released today by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). According to survey participants, despite a slower-than-normal real estate recovery track, U.S. property sectors and markets will register noticeably better prospects as compared with last year. … Read More

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ULI Chicago Member, Mark Hahn, Provides his Perspective on the 2012 Fall Meeting

The ULI Fall Meeting in Denver officially kicked off Wednesday, October 17 at the Denver Convention Center (pictured), with the product council meetings.  I had the privilege of being invited as a guest on the Multi-Family Gold product council.  The product council was fascinating and the council members participate heavily in forming the topics for discussion, sharing their experiences and asking questions of one another.  These members are very high-level people with very active deal flow.  The topics discussed in the council I attended ranged from public policy, debt markets, … Read More

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Patrick Phillips, CEO, ULI, addresses Staff and District Council Leadership at Fall Meeting

Patrick Phillips addressed ULI staff and district council leadership on Monday, October 15 at pre-meetings prior to the 2012 ULI Fall Meeting. In his remarks, Patrick stated that ULI membership is up overall and the organization is on track to meet their annual fund target goal.  ULI has also made significant progress on its four strategic priorities:   Reinforcing member value Connecting intellectual content from members to create effective partnerships Enhancing member networks and district councils Embedding philanthropy and service Watch for more updates from ULI Chicago staff and members attending the … Read More

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ULI Chicago Member, John Mays, Announces the Innovation Grant Recipients at 2012 Fall Meeting

ULI Chicago member, John Mays, chair of the program review committee, announced grants totalling $250,000 awarded to district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Fund program. The ULI Foundation’s Annual Fund contributed the funds to be distributed as grants to local ULI projects that recognize or launch innovative public-private partnerships that will advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide over the next 75 years. “These awards recognize and help fund innovative approaches to local land use challenges and will assist local ULI Councils, in … Read More

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Computer models show congestion pricing’s benefits for metropolitan Chicago residents and region

Report and website feature new Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that reinforces the need to implement “express toll lanes,” starting with five new GO TO 2040 expressway projects  CMAP PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO (October 15, 2012) — For individuals and the region, new computer-modeled analysis by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) describes significant benefits of congestion pricing, which uses “express toll lanes” to manage traffic for faster, reliable travel times. If it were implemented on five new construction projects, express-lane drivers during the morning rush would reach their … Read More

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ULI Member Headlines 2012 CREW Network Convention in Chicago

The nation’s leading women in commercial real estate will meet in Chicago at the 2012 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace October 24-27, 2012 to hear from commercial real estate thought leaders about the most important trends currently taking shape in commercial real estate. Over 18 ULI members are slated to speak at the three-day conference including one of the keynotes, Asieh Mansour, Head of Americas Research, CB Richard Ellis.  The 2012 Conference will explore the idea of choices – the choices men and women have the power to make regarding their … Read More

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Tenants Want Increased Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

On September 27, ULI Chicago convened it’s third members-only Policy Forum, an initiative designed to bring local membership together around emerging land use and development issues to foster more indepth conversations in a smaller, more intimate gathering. With local insight provided by Aaron Joseph, Deputy Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago; an update on the national pulse from Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle; and real-time impact analysis from Charlotte Matthews, Vice President of Sustainability, Related Companies, this Forum focused on government programs and policies designed … Read More

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Update: Rosenwald TAP – Less housing, more retail in Rosenwald remix

Dave Roeder provides an update on redevelopment plans for the historic Rosenwald Apartments – the subject of a 2010 ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel. 10/2/2012 – Chicago Sun-Times – Sometimes, life is all about adjustments. In Chicago’s Bronzeville area, Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) and developers have agreed on adjusted terms for the redevelopment — really a rebirth — of the landmark Rosenwald Apartments building at 4600 S. Michigan.  Read full article Review the ULI Chicago Rosenwald TAP Report

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The Preservation Compact releases “Preserving Chicagoland’s Future” a report on 2012 activities

From 2005 to 2011, ULI and ULI Chicago coordinated The Preservation Compact activities.  Paul Shadle, ULI Chicago Chair, continues to serve on the Compact Leadership Committee and ULI supports the mission and goals of the organization.  ULI Chicago will provide periodic updates to keep current on the organization’s ongoing work. The Preservation Compact is implementing strategies to address ongoing losses in the region’s affordable rental housing stock and  their 2012 report Preserving Chicagoland’s Future describes the growing demand for rental housing, provides a snapshot of Cook County’s renters and rental … Read More

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