Author Archives: ULI Austin

Carey Gunn Venditti

Carey Gunn Venditti 1969-2019, It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Carey Gunn Venditti, the presiding District Council Chair and the first woman to serve in this role in our organization’s history. We are grateful to have known Carey and for the lasting legacy that she leaves behind – one of friendship, dedication, volunteerism and leadership. She truly represented the very best of ULI Austin, and we will miss her greatly. We will be keeping this website updated with memorial service and dedication information as it becomes available. … Read More

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Welcome New Members (December 2018)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during December 2018:   Rob Baughn, Square One Consultants Christopher Bradford, Jackson Walker L.L.P. James Cain, SynerMark Properties, Inc. Mark Gilbert, Travis County Brittany Hendrickson, DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. Mark Hutchinson, Construct ATX Dirk Kestner, Walter P Moore Jack Meredith, St Edwards University Samantha Meredith, Masonwood Development Diana Ramirez, Travis County Agustina Rodriguez, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture Roberta Salas, Dunaway Associates, L.P. Brett Smith, Keller Williams Efrain Velez, Sunland Group Brita Wallace, Digs

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See City Manager, Spencer Cronk on January 23

This breakfast is open to EVERYONE – ULI Members and non-members alike. Not a ULI member? Join today and get 10% off with discount code SAVE10. At the January breakfast, Spencer Cronk, City Manager for the City of Austin, will reflect on the past year and share future plans. Registration FAQ’s   What does it cost? ULI Member                             $55 ULI Discounted Member*      $45 ULI Student Member              $20 Non-Members   … Read More

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Welcome New Members (November 2018)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during November 2018:   Doug Becker, Lawrence Group Andrea Bleau, Hancock McGill & Bleau, LLLP Jeremy Borst, Newmark Knight Frank- Austin Jack Brett, Newmark Knight Frank- Austin Thuy Brown, Trimbuilt Construction, Inc. Kurt Cleveland, Stratus Properties, LLC Charles Cochran, Newmark Knight Frank- Austin Christian Erichson, Erichson Interests, LP Samuel Fenwick, Pennybacker Capital Christopher Ferraguto, Freehold Communities Shannon Garvin, Balfour Beatty Benjamin Harkrider, Newmark Knight Frank- Austin Troy Hoffman, Newmark Knight Frank- Austin Joanna Just, RSM US … Read More

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Permanent Affordable Housing for Austin

Community Land Trust White Paper Released November 2, 2018 Throughout cities, families and individuals in the workforce increasingly fall into the gap between those qualifying for low-income housing and those who can afford market-rate housing. While there is not a single solution, Community Land Trusts (CLTs) offer a unique tool to fill that gap in the housing continuum. Land trusts are not a novel concept. They have been used for conservation purposes to protect land for public benefit, such as wildlife preservation or open space. More recently, they have been … Read More

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Welcome New Member (October 2018)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during October 2018:   Brandon Bolin, GroundFloor Aleshia Bret, SKG Joel Canfield, Canfield Connors Jose Corea, Austin Outdoor Design Beck DeSpain, Frost Bank Brad Fanta, Shift Studio Design David Kahn, AREA Real Estate, LLC Luisa Mauro, Luisa Mauro Real Estate Anne Marie Miller, Buda Economic Development Corporation Michael Montgomery, Bercy Chen Studio Paul Muller, Wurzel Builders Merrick MyCue, WLE Sergio Negrete, Catellus Landon Odom, Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. Matthew Osborne, Strata Environmental Joseph Pantalion, City … Read More

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Welcome New Members (September 2018)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during September 2018:   Mitchell Albarran, University of Texas McCombs School of Business Clifton Axtell, Veritas Commercial Properties Therese Baer, Baer Engineering and Environmental Consulting, Inc. Averi Barron, University of Texas McCombs School of Business Mark Beaudoin, University of Texas McCombs School of Business Benjamin Beverly, University of Texas McCombs School of Business John Brewster, University of Texas McCombs School of Business Huyler Brooks, University of Texas McCombs School of Business Bryant Buraruk, University of Texas … Read More

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Welcome New Members (August 2018)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during Austin 2018:   Melissa Brown, Patten Law Firm Zachary Counts, Momark Development Chris Gerlach, CSA Realty Group Sarthak Gupta, Black & Vernooy Architects Gregory Himmel, Greystar Development Group Priscilla Iden, SpawGlass Brenda Jenkins, ECM International, Inc. Wilkie Pinkley, FLINTCO, LLC Audrey Rauscher, Norton Rose Fulbright Michael Shear, Broadband Planning Initiatives Steven Spears, Momark Development Debra Stratton, Momark Development Eric Visser, Cerus Development. LC

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Congratulations to 2018 Impact Award Winners!

ULI Austin celebrated its 2018 Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at a ceremony at the ZACH Theatre, recognizing and celebrating projects and people throughout Greater Austin that exemplify ULI’s mission. The awards, granted annually, include honors in a number of people-of-the-year award categories as well as competitive project award categories. (View full press release.) PEOPLE-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD CATEGORIES & RECIPIENTS Vision Award Recognizes an individual in the field of real estate development or a related area such as finance, planning or design who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her … Read More

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See what ULI members have to say about the 5 sites the City of Austin is considering for affordable housing

City of Austin 5 Sites Considered for Affordable Housing ULI Affordability Strategic Council Ranking July 30, 2018 The City of Austin Office of Real Estate Services (ORES) presented to City Council twelve “opportunity” sites divided into “initial” and “long term” sites that could be developed to include Affordable Housing. The five sites designated as “Initial Sites” are mapped in  the White Paper HERE and have the following addresses: McKalla – 10414 McKalla Place Justin Lane – 6909 Ryan Drive Home Depot/Chrysler – 7211 N IH 35 HealthSouth – 1215 Red River … Read More

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