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What is the Outlook for the Real Estate Industry for the Rest of 2019?

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Member Spotlight on ULI Atlanta’s Next Chair, Lisa Gordon

by The Wilbert Group From real estate to relationship advice, we spoke with Gordon about her tried-and-true work ethic, passion for helping others and where to find her outside of the boardroom. As President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Lisa Y. Gordon knows the value of sweat equity. On Tuesday following Daylight Saving Time, Gordon woke at 5 in the morning for a workout, which really felt like 4 a.m. “It’s a beautiful day in Atlanta,” she said on a call later the same day. “It’s a busy … Read More

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ULI Atlanta CFL Class Of 2019 MTAP Projects Focus On Affordable Housing, Redevelopment Opportunities, And Revitalization And The Flint River

By: Sheba Ross, co-chair of ULI Atlanta’s mTAP program The Center for Leadership (CFL), a program of the Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta District Council (ULI Atlanta), has a mission to cultivate leadership and life-strategy skills by teaching emerging leaders in real estate and land use how the Atlanta region gets built. One of the pivotal aspects of CFL is the Mini Technical Assistance Panel (mTAP) which is essentially a capstone project. Here, participants are divided into smaller groups to offer free technical assistance to public agencies and nonprofit organizations that have a … Read More

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The Urban Land Institute To Advise Central Atlanta Progress On Planning And Development Of The “Stitch,” A Proposal For Vibrant Park Space Along I-75 And I-85 Connector

Nationally Renowned Panel of Land Use and Urban Planning Experts to Visit Atlanta February 24 – March 1 A group of nationally renowned land use, urban design and real estate experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be visiting Atlanta February 24-March 1 to provide strategic advice on the funding, planning and development of the Stitch, a proposal for a freeway “lid” with vibrant park space situated between Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 in the city’s downtown. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven … Read More

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Be in the Know with ULI

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ULI Atlanta Announces Amanda Rhein As Chair For Livable Communities Council

ATLANTA (January 23, 2019)—ULI Atlanta, an Urban Land Institute (ULI) district council, today announces Amanda Rhein is the new chair for the Livable Communities Council(LCC). Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Rhein is leading the council in its mission to improve metro Atlanta’s quality of life through advancing the critical role affordable housing plays across the region, transit investments and its implementation, improved connectivity, and regional and cross-jurisdictional collaboration. “As one of the fastest growing cities in the country, we expect Atlanta’s population to continue to rise, increasing the awareness and urgency for … Read More

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Member Spotlight: Sally Riker, F.SAME, Partner and Director of Marketing and Business Development, Lowe Engineers LLC

by The Wilbert Group From fastpitch softball to pitching home-run ideas at Lowe Engineers, we spoke with Riker about her career highlights, biggest challenges and her passion for community service. The importance of good infrastructure is black and white — at least, it is for Sally Riker. As Partner and Director of Marketing and Business Development at Atlanta-based Lowe Engineers, Riker has significantly impacted the firm’s clientele since joining in 2003 and played a key role in building their signature brand: zebra stripes. Today, she is responsible for the firm’s … Read More

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Leveraging the Private Market to Create Affordable Housing Solutions

By: Atticus LeBlanc, PadSplit and Sarah Butler, Praxis 3, co-chairs of ULI Atlanta’s Design for Affordability Taskforce What if a home could be designed and constructed in a way that provided long-term affordability while also being more profitable for builders or investors than traditional housing options? Naturally, the result of such designs would be a dramatic increase in the number of affordable housing options available, with the potential to align incentives across seemingly opposed groups of stakeholders. With these utopian ideals in mind, a committee within the Urban Land Institute’s … Read More

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Strengthen Public-Private And Cross-Sector Partnerships To Face Atlanta’s Growing Housing Challenge

By: Meaghan Shannon-Vlkovic & Daphne Bond-Godfrey While its traffic-snarled highways are infamous across the nation, the Atlanta region has historically been commended as an affordable city offering more space to live and a strong job market. The latter quality of life attributes often outweighed the major congestion that daily Atlantans faced. That story is changing as cost of housing increases and is compounded by stagnant wages that aren’t keeping up with housing costs. Generally, rent is considered affordable if a household spends no more than 30 percent of its income … Read More

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