The ULI San Antonio Young Leaders Group invites you to come and join in on an interactive discussion with our Leadership Luncheon Keynote speaker, Jim Heid, author of BUILDING SMALL: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders and Great Communities. This unique, small group engagement opportunity gives you a chance to meet and greet our luncheon speaker and ask him questions about his background and work.
This Coffee Talk will be in the upstairs Denman VIP Lounge at The Tobin Center. , Muffins, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice will be provided.
ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jim Heid, FASLA
Jim is a real estate developer and strategic real estate advisor focused on the tools and techniques that lead to a more sustainable built environment. His consultancy - UrbanGreen® - advises government agencies, real estate companies and legacy landowners across the globe. In 2017, Jim founded CRAFT, a real estate company focused on incremental development and intentional place-building. He currently has three projects under development in his hometown– an 8 unit Cottage Court with 4 accessory dwelling units, a 5,000 SF lifestyle driven coworking business, and a 7,000 SF mixed use complex.
An active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Jim has participated in over 15 Advisory Service Panels, most recently Chairing a panel looking at Tower Renewal in Toronto, Canada (2019), and deep dive into Napa’s Oxbow District (2018). He writes and speaks regularly on sustainable design, resilience, and the value of small scale, incremental development. His recent book – Building Small: A Handbook for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders and Great Communities – provides a detailed look at the why and how of fine grained development based on national research and Forums over 15 cities. The book articulates why small scale development provides a more economically resilient and socially impactful approach to building and regenerating communities, than more common institutional methods.
Trained as a landscape architect at the University of Idaho, Jim went on to receive a Masters in Real Estate Development from MIT as way to more effectively integrate economics, development and design thinking.