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CITY BUILDING: INVESTING IN PLACE by Pat DiGiovanni, CEO Centro San Antonio

In response to the September 22 San Antonio Express-News article, Credit Human $8.8M incentive package at Pearl provokes skepticism, Centro San Antonio’s Pat DiGiovanni has outlined why incentivizing a Class A office at Pearl is appropriate, and how it is supported by market analysis, and in line with SA Tomorrow. Let’s work together to build more great destinations throughout our city and continue the momentum of building a great downtown for the entire community. In a recent Editorial in the Express News, the headline reads, “No incentives for Credit Human … Read More

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AWARDS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – Nominations Being Accepted Thru November 3

The San Antonio Conservation Society is accepting nominations for its Awards For The Built Environment through November 3, 2017 for these categories: 1) Residential restoration/ rehabilitation; 2) Non-residential restoration/rehabilitation. Restoration and rehabilitation projects include adaptive use (returning a building to a state of utility while retaining historic character); an addition to a building or complex that retains the character of the original building(s); restoring or rehabilitating the interior of a historic space that is regularly available to the public; and rehabilitation, improvement or restoration of historic or natural resources such as engineering works … Read More

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THE FUTURE IS URBAN, EVEN IN SUBURBIA

Shari Biediger with the Rivard Report covered the ULI Signature Luncheon with John Burns on September 19. Read her excellent takeaways below: There’s a new trend in housing development that says you can have it all and afford it, too. “Surban” represents all the benefits of dense urban development ­– walkability and bikeability, vibrant restaurants, retail, arts and culture, and some public transportation options – plus the perks of a suburban area – better schools, less crime, lower housing prices. It’s a model many call “mixed-use” or “town centers,” and … Read More

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JOHN BURNS’ BIG SHIFTS AHEAD PRESENTATION

ULI San Antonio hosted John Burns, author of Big Shifts Ahead and CEO of John Burns Consulting at the first FY18 Signature Luncheon at Pearl Stable on September 19. It was an excellent presentation based on John’s book and ULI’s Demographic Strategies Report for Real Estate. The program received rave reviews by our 350 attendees! Everyone got a book to take home. John also graciously attended a Speaker’s Dinner with our ULI/SA and city leadership the night before, and joined our Young Leaders for a Coffee Talk the morning of … Read More

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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

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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