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ULI TEXAS FORUM REPORT: Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Downtown Development

Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Downtown Development Urban Land Institute San Antonio (ULI-SA) chapter’s hosts Texas Forum at the St. Anthony Hotel to discuss San Antonio’s urban growth and development. UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO It’s been about eight years since former Mayor Julián Castro coined the phrase “Decade of Downtown,” referring to “the decade when downtown San Antonio comes back to life.” Since then downtown has become a hotbed of development, with housing, mixed-use structures, retail, and restaurants repopulating the area. Besides sparking the public’s interest in making downtown a better place to live, … Read More

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INDUSTRY LEADERS TO TALK DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE AT ULI TEXAS FORUM

San Antonio in recent years has begun to shed its reputation as a sleepy town by way of development projects in and around the urban core.The Urban Land Institute San Antonio (ULI-SA) chapter will explore this transformation and the city’s development trajectory at the ULI Texas Forum this month. Taking place Thursday, June 15 through Friday June, 16 at the newly-restored St. Anthony Hotel, the event will convene local developers and leaders in real estate and from the City of San Antonio, as well as other sector stakeholders to participate in … Read More

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ULI/SA DEVELOPER SHARK TANK A HIT!

Housing Projects for Eastside, Lone Star Pitched at ‘Shark Tank’ Event Principal of AREA Real Estate David Adelman moderates at the ULI San Antonio Developer Shark Tank. The ominous tune to that of a well-known and terrifying movie track played as the San Antonio chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) opened it’s first “Developer Shark Tank” event Tuesday night as part of the Mayor’s Housing Summit happening this week.Tailored after the popular TV show and similar events produced at ULI’s national meetings, the event featured two local real estate entrepreneurs who … Read More

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ULI/AIA PLANNING FOR SUCCESS LUNCHEON PRESENTATIONS

In case you were not at the ULI/AIA Annual Sustainable Urban Development Luncheon on May 17, you missed a program that got rave reviews. After Mayor Ivy Taylor’s opening remarks (in her tennis shoes!), featured speaker Mitchell Silver, currently Commissioner of NYC Parks and Recreation and formerly the President of the American Planning Association and Planning Director for Raleigh, NC, shared some words of wisdom on how San Antonio can successfully implement our SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Panelists Bridgett White, COSA Planning Director, Steve Graham, SARA Assistant General Manager, and Jay … Read More

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ULI/SA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ELAINE KEARNEY, TBG Partners

ULI member Elaine Kearney is Managing Principal at TBG Partners in San Antonio. How did you first learn about ULI? I first became aware of ULI through the ULI Hines Student Competition when I was studying Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. It was inspiring for multidisciplinary teams to tackle real world design problems using a variety of skill sets. What is your proudest moment in your current position? TBG volunteered landscape architecture schematic design services (along with Lake | Flato Architects, and others) for Dignowity-Lockwood Park on … Read More

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ULI TEXAS FORUM

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ULI San Antonio is excited to welcome Urban Land Institute members from across Texas to share our newest development projects, as well as what’s coming next as San Antonio prepares to celebrate its Tricentennial in 2018. From Pearl to Southtown, La Cantera to Hemisfair, this 2-day event will be packed with multiple project tours, engaging speakers, and terrific networking opportunities. The newly restored St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio’s historic grand hotel located in the heart of downtown across from Travis Park, will be our host hotel. This event has limited … Read More

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ULI MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: REBECCA MANSFIELD

Rebecca Mansfield Director of Client Relations, Catamount San Antonio ULI Membership Committee Chair In her words: Three words to describe ULI: Global. Sustainable. Responsible. How has ULI helped you in your career development? Not to seem Cliché, but the networking has no doubt been a great asset to help me form, grow and maintain relationships on a national level in the private development sector. Also, the education that I get from the national conferences, luncheons and ULI publications is tremendously helpful when I need to educate clients on market trends. … Read More

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JOIN ULI TODAY AND SAVE $25!

Join ULI by June 30 to receive $25 off your membership dues. Use code MEM17.  Did you set goals this year to develop new skills, stay on top of trends, or make new contacts in your industry? If so, ULI gives you a competitive edge to achieve these. By becoming a member of the Urban Land Institute, you will… •DEVELOP NEW SKILLS. Delve into a range of topics from leadership to mixed-use development by attending industry events or webinars. •STAY ON TOP OF TRENDS. Access fresh ideas and high-quality information … Read More

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ULI LAUNCHES LEADING VOICES PODCAST SERIES

 Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series produced by the ULI Leadership Network, explores compelling stories from innovative leaders in the real estate, land use, and policy space. We encourage DC staff to feature relevant podcasts on their blogs. Below are the descriptions for all webinars released to date. Feel free to feature the one that most interests your members. All episodes are available for download at uli.org/leadingvoices. Learn more about the Leading Voices with ULI podcast. Subscribe Today iTunes SoundCloud Google Play Stitcher Overcast

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ULI MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE NADVORNIK

Nicole Nadvornik Associate Asset Manager with USAA Realco ULI LEADERSHIP POSITION: ULI Membership Committee Where would you like to travel to: Iceland is high on the list for this year! You’re happiest when: Sipping a sparkling rose outside on a patio on a warm Texas evening surrounded by friends I love. What are three words to describe ULI? Fun. Learning. Diverse. What is your proudest moment in your current position? Honestly, my proudest moment is getting to this position.  Life is funny.  You start in one place and end up somewhere … Read More

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