ULI San Antonio News

“NOW IS THE TIME” TO DEVELOP TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS IN SA

By Jackie Wang/Rivard Report San Antonio must avoid Austin’s mistake of putting off combating traffic congestion and address transit issues now, a California-based transportation expert said at a Tuesday panel on the future of mobility. Jeffrey Tumlin, a principal and director of strategy at Nelson/Nygaard, a San Francisco-based consulting firm that works with municipalities to solve transportation issues, has worked in cities all over the world, including in Dallas and Austin. On Tuesday, he joined VIA Metropolitan Transit President and CEO Jeff Arndt, Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Chief of Policy Marisa Bono, and Bexar County Commissioner … Read More

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OPPORTUNITY ACROSS NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH LOCAL ENGAGEMENT

By Maria Nelson, ULI San Antonio Young Leaders Group Chair As I sat in a room of over 400 attendees committed to creating resilient communities in San Antonio, one statement that was said by Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros when discussing equity stuck with me, “San Antonio is better prepared and we are the right city to do it.” I processed that statement and others and asked myself, what can we do as a regular San Antonians to ensure that every neighborhood is an opportunity neighborhood? An opportunity neighborhood – … Read More

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ULI ‘SHARK TANK’-STYLE EVENT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR WOULD-BE DEVELOPERS

At the Urban Land Institute’s Developer Shark Tank, “sharks” hear pitches for two mixed-use development concepts in 1920s-era structures. Two groups of aspiring real estate developers pitched redevelopment projects in San Antonio’s urban core hoping to capture the attention of a four-person panel of investors – or perhaps someone in the audience assembled at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Monday. The Urban Land Institute’s Developer Shark Tank on Monday featured two mixed-use development concepts in 1920s-era structures the developers are aiming to rehabilitate and revitalize with the help … Read More

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ULI LUNCHEON ON BUILDING EQUITABLE CITIES: Henry Cisneros: Cities Need to ‘Advance the Equity Agenda’ Amid Urban Renaissance

If it’s true that an urban renaissance is taking hold across the country, how can the city of San Antonio, among the fastest-growing and changing of them all, ensure that the good times benefit its entire population? That’s the question Henry Cisneros, former mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary, posed to the “urban advocates” – architects, builders, financiers, and city leaders – who attended a meeting of the Urban Land Institute in San Antonio Tuesday. ULI hosted Cisneros, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and a panel presentation for the event at the Pearl. Cisneros … Read More

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ULI SAN ANTONIO WELCOMES NEW DISTRICT COUNCIL CHAIR

On July 1st, long-time ULI member Madison Smith began his two-year term as San Antonio District Council Chair. He succeeds Steve Yndo, President of Yndo Urban. As senior principal with Overland, a San Antonio-based architecture firm, Madison merges real estate and design thinking into a wide range of projects. He is also a principal with Headwaters Urban, a real estate firm concentrating on urban properties. Madison is highly engaged in the revitalization of San Antonio’s urban core. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation, … Read More

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ULI/SA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU 8/31

Apply now to participate in ULI San Antonio’s Mentorship Program, a popular year-long professional development forum designed for Young Leader members who are under the age of 35. Selected participants develop a broader understanding of all facets of the real estate environment; connect with ULI peers and a senior-level Mentor; and gain personal and professional development. The 2018-19 Mentorship Forum will consist of small groups, each consisting of 5-8 Young Leader members paired with a single Mentor. Applications will be open thru August 31. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM APPLY FOR THE MENTORSHIP FORUM … Read More

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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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