Monthly Archives: August 2014

Young Leaders Group Meets to Plan Programs for the New Year

by Jessica Lenze The ULI Young Leader’s Group met Tuesday, August 19th at Noni’s for Happy Hour. We discussed potential “Learn From the Best” speakers.  Our “Learn From the Best” events are smaller, more intimate groups and are moderated by an industry leader. The meetings/ events usually take place first thing in the morning and a continental breakfast is provided. Our next “Learn From the Best” will be with Mark Toro – North American Properties on September 17th. The next event/ Happy Hour will be at the College Football Hall of … Read More

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Focus On: Buckhead Atlanta – Development of Excellence Award Finalist

Offering over 1.5 million square feet of customizable space-including 275,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurants and cafes, more than 125,000 square feet of luxury office and approximately 400,000 square feet of high-rise residential-Buckhead Atlanta conveys the ultimate street-scene dynamic in the capital of the South. Comprising six city blocks, Buckhead Atlanta connects seamlessly with the existing neighborhood. Consisting of multiple distinctive buildings, each with a proprietary proportion and style, the design focuses on the relationship between buildings, people, automobiles and walkways. By balancing the pedestrian experience with automotive convenience, … Read More

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Sarah Kirsch to lead Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta district

by Maria Saporta Contributing Writer-Atlanta Business Chronicle   The Atlanta district of the Urban Land Institute has picked a new executive director – Sarah Kirsch– who has been serving in an interim capacity since June. As an Atlanta native, Kirsch is looking forward to the opportunity to help empower the local development community into creating a more sustainable and resilient region. “My hope is that we can become a more active and proactive player in the development of our region,” Kirsch said in an interview. Kirsch has been serving as ULI’s director of … Read More

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Sarah Kirsch Named Executive Director of ULI Atlanta

I am pleased to announce that interim ULI Executive Director Sarah Kirsch will take on the role as a permanent position. Sarah’s extensive background and experience within ULI, in leadership, staff and volunteer capacities, make her the absolute best candidate for the position of Executive Director. In her new position, she will elevate ULI to unprecedented levels in terms of community development and impact, program collaboration, membership, sustainable land use and much more. Atlanta-native Sarah came to ULI after serving as the senior principal of RCLCO’s Atlanta office, where she … Read More

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Focus on: 77 12th – Development of Excellence Award Finalist

77 12th is a 23-story mixed-use tower consisting of 330 luxury one-bedroom and two-bedroom high-rise apartments and 20,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurants. Upscale features include ten-foot ceilings, granite and stone kitchens and baths, stainless-steel appliances and full-size washers and dryers. Amenities on the top floor include a club room, game room, fitness center and sky deck that provides sweeping panoramas of the Midtown and Downtown Atlanta skylines. The tower also features an extensive rooftop terrace across the parking deck. The private terrace level features lush landscaping, a … Read More

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Center for Leadership Announces the Class of 2015!

We are pleased to announce the Center for Leadership Class of 2015.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with the application process and interviewed our candidates.  This will be our largest CFL class since the inception of the program in 2009. The first class of the year will convene on September 19th. James Alexander, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Andrew Allman, Regent Partners Dee Dee Beaty, Atlanta Housing Authority Jason Braga, Mercy Housing Southeast Caleb Brenneman, LaSalle Investment Management David Burch, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP John Crocker, MARTA Patrick Davis, … Read More

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5 Developments to be Honored at ULI Atlanta Awards for Excellence Dinner

We are pleased to announce the project finalists for the Awards for Excellence. Learn which of these finalists will be named the winner at the Awards for Excellence Dinner. 77 12th Buckhead Atlanta Center for Civil & Human Rights College Football Hall of Fame North Atlanta High School The Urban Land Institute Atlanta District Council celebrates 20 years of recognizing outstanding leadership in development in the Southeast at the annual Awards for Excellence. The annual Awards Dinner is ULI Atlanta’s signature event, bringing together the top leaders in our industry … Read More

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