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ULI Atlanta Member Spotlight: Kyle Reis, Principal, Director of Planning at Cooper Carry

From planning communities to planning soccer drills, we spoke with Reis about his passion for design, involvement in ULI and giving back to the next generation. by: The Wilbert Group When it comes to Kyle Reis’ career success, there’s no separating nature versus nurture. Considering he has a twin brother who works as a real estate attorney, Reis’ passion for urban land may be in his genes. Either way, his eagerness to learn about construction and design dates back as far as he can remember as a kid in the … Read More

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Fostering Interdisciplinary Connections To Advance Atlanta

A Participant’s Perspective On ULI’s Center For Leadership Jessica Florez, Perkins+Will By Jessica Florez, Perkins+Will Since moving to Atlanta in 2000, the city has been home and the base of my career as an urban designer.  While I’ve participated in major projects here such as the Turner Field Neighborhoods LCI and the District 3 Westside Revive, my work has taken me everywhere from Kentucky to Kuwait.  Still, it wasn’t until participating in the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership program in Atlanta that I got a full appreciation for the unique future which our … Read More

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ULI Atlanta showcases Chattanooga!

Believe it or not, Chattanooga is part of ULI Atlanta’s geography which includes 1400 members across the entire state of Georgia, Alabama, and Eastern Tennessee. When a group of dedicated ULI members begin discussing the possibility of hosting an event showcasing Chattanooga – ULI Atlanta jumped at the chance to profile the parks and public real investments made in there, as the city reinvents itself through major projects such as the 21st Century Waterfront Plan and recently its renewed City Center at Miller Park. With Chattanooga committed to focusing on … Read More

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

Join ULI this month, and attend a complimentary members-only webinar. Learn where ULI experts see key economic and real estate indicators moving by the end of 2021. Save your spot on May 1 for this live debate—only when you become a ULI member!

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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

Receive your copy of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® when you join ULI this month. Learn where you should invest; which sectors and markets offer the best prospects; and what are the trends in capital markets that will affect real estate. Join us today using source code TRENDS. Attend local and regional events, meet with potential partners, and discover opportunities to be involved. JOIN TODAY!

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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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Make This Year Extraordinary with ULI

Save 10% on all ULI memberships, and create the opportunities you want this year! Join ULI and make connections with 42,000+ industry leaders. Attend local and regional events, meet with potential partners, and discover opportunities to be involved. As a ULI member, you will be a part of an organization that is leading the way in building thriving communities worldwide.  Join us today using promo code SAVE10

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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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