ULI San Antonio News

ULI/SA LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON: Longtime Charleston Mayor to Nirenberg: Prioritize People, Beauty

Joe Riley, former Mayor of Charleston, shares his experiences with members of the Urban Land Institute and guests. Photo credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report UPDATED MAY 16, 2018 Should cities be designed for mothers walking hand-in-hand with their children or for beer delivery trucks and buses?For Joe Riley, who was mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, for 40 years, the answer is obvious.“I love beer,” Riley said Tuesday to a packed house at the Pearl Stable, but cities should focus on people. He pointed to a photo of a “human-scale” … Read More

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DOWNLOAD ON DETROIT: TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ULI SPRING MEETING by David Adelman

ULI SPRING CONFERENCE Detroit, Michigan / May 2018 “The intersection of Depression and Inspiration” Having heard about Dan Gilbert, Quicken Loans and the Renaissance in Detroit, I was excited to see it all firsthand. Truth is I only knew there was something special happening there but I didn’t know much of the story. I do now. The opening of the conference featured a welcome speech first from Dan Gilbert and second from Chris Ilitch. Gilbert is a Detroit native who sold his mortgage company to Intuit and then bought it … Read More

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ULI SAN ANTONIO RELEASES SHARK TANK CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH 6/17 DEADLINE

ABOUT DEVELOPER SHARK TANK The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of San Antonio proudly presents the 2018 Developer Shark Tank, an interactive event that aims to entertain, educate, advise, and empower aspiring real estate developers. This year’s Shark Tank will be held on September 17 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the Mayor’s Housing Summit. Developer Shark Tank brings together aspiring real estate developers, veterans in the real estate community, and a group of investors seeking real investment opportunities. Two (2) submission will be selected as finalists … Read More

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ULI & LISC HOST EVENT ABOUT ALTERNATIVE BUILDING MATERIALS

ULI San Antonio and LISC recently co-hosted a Lunch & Learn with a panel of experts in alternative building materials and methods in building affordable and sustainable residential homes. Presented covered manufacturing and processes of using rammed earthen bricks, recycled plastic blocks, fly ash panels and modern modular homes systems. Representatives from the development community and the City of San Antonio Development Services and also presented their opinions and concerns to the panelists which was followed by a Q&A. FEATURED PANELISTS PRESENTATIONS David Komet, CEO / Alternivest Investment & Development / Urban … Read More

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BAYWOOD HOTELS CEO SHOWS OFF NEWEST HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN SA TO ULI YOUNG LEADERS

Downtown San Antonio has added another new hotel to its portfolio just in time for the Final Four. On Thursday morning, Baywood Hotels CEO Nick Naik gave members of the Urban Land Institute San Antonio a peak at his company’s newest and 100th hotel, a 125-room Hilton Garden Inn at 408 E. Houston St. View slideshow to tour the downtown hotel. The hotel features modern interiors, a gym, meeting rooms, a Garden Grille & Bar, and a rooftop deck and pool overlooking downtown. Maryland-based Baywood Hotels has developed 18 hotels in San Antonio and … Read More

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2017-2022 NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS BOND PROGRAM RFI’S DUE TO COSA APRIL 6

The City of San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department is seeking RFI’s for the 2017-2022 Neighborhood Improvements Bond Program. The purpose of this Request for Information is to enable the City of San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department and the Office of Urban Redevelopment San Antonio (“OurSA”) to gather input from residents, neighborhood/homeowner associations, real estate professionals, and developers regarding potential properties for acquisition by the City of San Antonio that would be suitable sites for the development of affordable/Workforce Housing in the identified and approved Neighborhood Improvement … Read More

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ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: PROP 1 FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE FOR INNOVATION WATER QUALITY PROJECTS

The San Antonio River Authority is soliciting interest by developers to apply for Prop 1 funding for Innovative Water Quality Projects NOW.  This is part of the the $10 million in voter-approved sales tax funding. GO HERE FOR MORE DETAILS>>

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OPPORTUNITY ZONE INPUT

The City of San Antonio’s Center City Development & Operations Department (CCDO) is seeking feedback from the development community on their preferred areas for Opportunity Zones in San Antonio. Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by the … Read More

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ULI/SA LEADER SPOTLIGHT: Connie Gonzalez, Brooks

CONNIE GONZALEZ Director of Public Relations, Brooks ULI/SA Communications Committee Co-Chair Why do you like most about ULI? ULI is an example of an organization bridging the gap between established professionals and millennials. It’s exciting to see such a diverse group share a tremendous passion for the best future of our San Antonio. What sets San Antonio apart from other cities? Culture and Real people. It says a lot when you can walk into a luncheon filled with the movers and shakers in the City, yet you can greet all … Read More

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ULI/SA LEADER SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Brehm, Centro San Antonio

RACHEL BREHM Director of Community and Governmental Relations, Centro San Antonio ULI/SA Communications Committee Co-Chair What excites you about San Antonio’s future? We are a retropolitan city – a big city with a small town feel.   It has been amazing to see the development of our city since moving here in 2006.  The development of our urban core and investment from the 2017 bond program will bring even more exciting momentum to our downtown – and as an extension, our city as a whole.  It will be exciting to watch the … Read More

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