Category Archives: News

Welcome New Members (Oct-Nov 2017)

We are proud to introduce our newest ULI members! The following people joined ULI during the months of October and November 2017: Hilary Andersen, University of Texas at Austin Bryce Bash, Hawkeye Partners Kevin Brooke, Trammell Crow Company Deanna Bounds, Studio8 Architects Marty Burger, American Constructors Dale Glover, Rainey Co Gavin Greenblum, Teachers Retirement System of Texas George Haaland, Trinity Real Estate Finance Monte James, Allensworth & Porter, LLP Mike Keffales, RW Investment Group Richard Maier, Lennar Homes Will Mitchell, Contract Simply George Robinson, Robinson Land Limited Partnership Seth Snyder, … Read More

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November Breakfast Recap: Capital Markets: Investment Realities to Watch in 2018

ULI Austin Monthly Breakfast Series Recap: Capital Markets: Investment Realities to Watch in 2018 November 15, 2017        Provided by Hahn Public Relations         Platinum Underwriter:  Panelists: Sean Coghlan, Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Research at JLL Kyle W. Turner, Vice President, Director of Investments at Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. Warren de Haan, Managing Partner at ACORE Capital Moderator: Douglas Opalka, Senior Managing Director at HFF Key Takeaways: Globally, capital is flowing in all three regions. Given the late stage of the real estate cycle, researchers expect to see … Read More

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October Breakfast Recap: Harvey Beyond Houston: How Central Texas is Affected

ULI Austin Monthly Breakfast Series Recap: Harvey Beyond Houston: How Central Texas is Affected October 18, 2017        Provided by Hahn Public Relations          Platinum Underwriter:   Moderator: Jim Knight, Senior Principal and Regional Business Leader for Stantec Panelists: Jim Rado, Area President of David Weekley Homes and Board Secretary of the Austin Disaster Relief Network Nick Moulinet with DPR Construction CW Sheehan Vice President with JLL Key Takeaways: $150 billion is coming to Texas from the federal government; some of those funds will go … Read More

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Apply for Local Member Councils or ULI NEXT

Applications for ULI NEXT and Local Member Councils will stay open through December. Apply now! ULI NEXT The ULI NEXT initiative actively engages Members who are generally within the 35-45 age range in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities group. NEXT “Flights” survey a broad range of topics within the industry. Learn more about or apply for ULI NEXT HERE. Local Member Councils Local Member Councils are designed to engage members across all ages based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry.   Local Member Councils are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, … Read More

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Paulette Gibbins Named new Executive Director of ULI Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Dolezal Hahn Public Communications for ULI Austin (512) 344-2035 or 619-6742 bdolezal@hahnpublic.com ULI AUSTIN SELECTS PAULETTE GIBBINS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 3, 2017 – The Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced today it has selected 18-year structural engineering veteran and community leader Paulette Gibbins to lead the organization as executive director. Gibbins joins ULI Austin after nearly five years as director of business development for Structures, an established local structural engineering firm. Gibbins was responsible for strategic planning, annual business … Read More

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Steinwedell Thanks ULI for 4 Great Years

ULI Austin, It is with great anticipation and some sadness that I leave ULI to launch Affordable Central Texas and the Austin Housing Conservancy.  Thank you to each of you for your incredible support these past four years.  I have had a blast being Executive Director and have enjoyed meeting new people and working with you to move ULI Austin in new and impactful directions.  Your new Executive Director, Paulette Gibbins, will be a great addition to the organization and I can’t wait to see where she takes ULI Austin … Read More

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PRESS RELEASE: Report Identifies How CodeNEXT Can Meet Imagine Austin Requirements

  ULI AUSTIN REPORT IDENTIFIES HOW CODENEXT CAN MEET IMAGINE AUSTIN REQUIREMENTS  AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 14, 2017 –  The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Austin has issued an 18-page report that analyzed the first draft of the CodeNEXT effort and determined there are many instances where the plan falls short of meeting the goals established by the Imagine Austin plan. The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for the management and growth of the Austin community, and includes eight priority programs to help implement the plan, of which four … Read More

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August Breakfast Recap: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin

ULI Austin Monthly Breakfast Series Recap: Searching for a Unicorn: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin September 5, 2017   Provided by Hahn Public Relations       Platinum Underwriter:       Moderator: Mandy DeMayo, Community Development Administrator at the City of Austin (former Executive Director at HousingWorks Austin) Panelists: Logan Kimball, Director of Land Development at Brookfield Residential David Steinwedell, CEO at Affordable Central Texas Rod Stambaugh, CEO at Sprout Tiny Homes, Inc.   Key Takeaways: There is a difference between Capital A Affordable versus lower-cased a affordable: Capital A Affordable is legally restricted housing based on an … Read More

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July Breakfast Recap: CONNECTING THE TX DOTS

July Breakfast Series Recap: Connecting the TX DOTS | How Transportation Silos are Slowing Central Texas Down July 26, 2017           Provided by Hahn Public Relations            Platinum Underwriter:  Moderator: Terry Mitchell, President of Momark Development and a Member of the Capital Metro Board Panelists: Victor T. Vandergriff, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission, Texas Department of Transportation Michael Trimble, Director of the City of Austin Corridor Program Office Mayor Rob Franke, City of Cedar Hill and Chair of the North Texas Central Regional Transportation Council (The RTC oversees transportation … Read More

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AISD Open House for Upcoming Bond

AISD 2017 Bond Information Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond that is on the November ballot.  ULI Austin takes no position on this measure, but wants our members to be informed voters. https://www.austinisd.org/announcements/austin-isd-hosts-2017-bond-open-houses

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