Remembering Noel Khalil, a valued friend to ULI Atlanta
Last week, I had the honor of bearing witness to the life, leadership, and legacy of Noel Khalil.
On November 17, ULI Atlanta held our annual Trends in Real Estate event for 2022. This report is jointly released by the Urban Land Institute and PwC and culminates insights from over 1,700 real estate and land use practitioners across the country who are interviewed on real estate investment and development trends.
Last year’s report focused on how the pandemic has accelerated trends like working from home, corporate action on social and racial equity, and movement from urban to suburban. The 2022 report cites how flexibility will drive the next decade. A central point of view among Atlanta’s panelists for this event was to proceed with cautious optimism as we enter the “age of uncertainty and leave behind the stability of the last decade”. A few key takeaways:
From the big bold projects like The Stitch and completing our trail network to the more seemingly mundane projects like sidewalks, bus stop shelters, and road maintenance, these investments can or cannot advance the ULI mission commitment of best practices for equitable and sustainable land use. ULI Atlanta membership stands by to help think through the connections between infrastructure and land use.
A huge thanks to our keynote presenter Byron Carlock Jr. at PwC and local panel members for sharing their time, thoughts, and energy with ULI Atlanta membership. ULI members will have access to the videos and presentation via KnowledgeFinder in the coming weeks.