Category Archives: Resources

Untapped Potential: Strategies for Revitalization and Reuse

The Partnership for Building Reuse has released a new report highlighting strategies for reusing older vacant and underutilized buildings to revitalize neighborhoods. Based on the Partnership’s work in five cities, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the report provides potential solutions to overcome the most common market, financial, technical and regulatory barriers impacting building reuse. The Partnership’s process that included extensive stakeholder engagement and in-depth data analysis in all participating cities, made it clear that older buildings represent tremendous untapped development potential. By easing regulatory burdens such as off-street … Read More

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Transform Your Commute into a Journey – Leading Voices Podcast Series

What do you listen to on your daily travels to and from the office? What if you could experience a private panel just by popping in your headphones or turning up the dial in the comfort of your car? A new, original podcast series, Leading Voices with ULI, launched earlier this year to provide you with just that. Hosted by ULI Foundation Governor Matt Slepin, Founder, Terra Search Partners, the series interviews innovative professionals from around the globe making an impact in the real estate and land use industries, taking … Read More

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How Strong is Your Networking Game?

  Whether new to the industry or a seasoned professional, there’s always something to be gained from networking. Take a look at these top opportunities, and put your skills into play at our upcoming Spring Networking Event.   Unexpected Market Prospects Reading up on industry publications and hearing from expert panels at our breakfast meetings are key ways to stay up-to-date on RE trends. But what about those market opportunities under the radar? Collaborating with colleagues outside the typical industry setting will spark conversation otherwise undiscussed. Six Degrees of Separation … Read More

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On-the-Go Involvement with ULI Chicago

ULI Members, like YOU, are diligently active in their jobs, communities, and lives – that’s what makes this organization so dynamic. Knowing you’re busy, here’s a quick guide on how to integrate your ULI membership and schedule. Member Directory Connect with the 40,000 ULI members worldwide, with over 1,400 here in the Chicagoland area. This member-only directory allows you to search by a variety of parameters, expanding your professional network. Breakfast Meetings Create a new connection and stay current with the industry’s trends and topics, all before the office even … Read More

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How to Expand Your Membership: Monthly Coffee w/ ED Series

Making a personal connection with someone who is deeply committed and intimately knowledgeable about an industry or organization is one of the most productive relationships you can foster.  On the third Friday of every month, ULI Chicago offers just that to their members – and all you have to do is show up.  Executive Director, Cindy McSherry, hosts morning coffee at the ULI Chicago office designed to personally connect individuals with the many opportunities the District Council has to offer. Intentionally small, these gatherings offer one-on-one conversation and a chance … Read More

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New ULI Report Says Density Should be a Priority

Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates, a new report published by ULI. The report makes the case for investing in density and offers an agenda for advocacy, demonstration, and public education on density issues. The publication is the first piece of work in ULI’s new density initiative, which seeks to increase knowledge of density in the real estate industry and beyond; address the potential social, economic, and environmental benefits of investing in density; and devise strategies to make density a priority … Read More

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America in 2015 – ULI takes the pulse of the country

America in 2015 is a national survey of Americans’ preferences and priorities regarding their communities, housing, and transportation, as well as their priorities for and barriers around healthy communities and lifestyles. ULI conducted the survey to illuminate a core question for every American: what do we want in our communities? The survey describes a nation where generally high levels of overall satisfaction partially mask differences in preferences and perceptions depending on demographic cohort, economic standing, community characteristics, and racial/ethnic background. This second edition of the survey was conducted by ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative … Read More

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ULI Chicago Work Highlighted in ULI 2013 Annual Report

At ULI, it is not just the buildings, neighborhoods, and cities we develop that inspire us, it is the people and the lives they create in these places every day.  The Annual Report reviews work over the past financial year, but, more important, recognizes the impact ULI members have made on their communities.  The 2013 Annual Report is informative and enlightening. While the report is a 12-month snapshot in ULI’s history, our work continues on many of the land use issues it highlights.   Check out the ULI Chicago Cook County … Read More

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Gabe Klein, former CDOT Commissioner, Named Senior Visiting Fellow for ULI

Innovative “Game Changer” Strives to Make Cities Less Car-Centric, More Bikeable and Walkable For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086 ULI PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) – Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI, with more than 30,000 members worldwide, is a nonprofit education and research institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation … Read More

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ULI Releases New Case Studies on Two Chicago Projects

ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development.  Each case study provides detailed information about the ideas, plans, process, performance, and lessons learned for an exemplary development project.  Two new studies were released highlighting developments in Chicago. Harper Court, a mixed-use project including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses located on a 3.18-acre site in Hyde Park.  Read more or download case study     Sullivan Center, a renovation and repositioning of a historic department store complex made up of nine buildings on a … Read More

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