Category Archives: Birmingham

Rose Center For Public Leadership Working With Mayor Bell On Civil Rights District

  Panel of Interdisciplinary Experts to Advise Birmingham as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program BIRMINGHAM (January 25, 2016) — The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the City, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD)—including the City’s plan to invest $10 million dollars to renovate the historic A.G. Gaston Motel and build a new … Read More

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CRE Picking Up in Birmingham and Multifamily Leads the Charge

by Cindy F. Crawford Editor-Birmingham Business Journal Commercial real estate lending has picked up in Birmingham, but it’s by no means at pre-recession levels, echoed a panel of local experts Thursday at an event organized by a local startup Urban Land Institute group. And the top loans are going to multifamily projects – a market panelists were bullish about in Birmingham, largely because of the boom of downtown development like Regions Field and its proximity to theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham. Tom Genetti, senior vice president of permanent loans for … Read More

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Real Estate Pros Forming Birmingham Urban Land Institute Chapter

by Cindy F. Crawford Editor-Birmingham Business Journal A group of local commercial real estate professionals are working to organize the first Birmingham chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Spearheaded by local chairwoman Cathy Sloss Jones of Sloss Real Estate, the local “district council” of ULI will host networking events with a goal of bringing public and private commercial real estate players together to discuss land policies and leadership of development for Birmingham.  Read more.

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