Monthly Archives: August 2013

Building Healthy Communities

ULI Orange County/Inland Empire conducted a study of the “Nexus Between Health and Land Development Patterns” in 2006.  The District Council received a $21K ULI Grant to study the difference in development patterns in north OC and south OC.  Sixty-seven participants, with half from the public sector (cities; State and County Health Care Agencies; State, County and City Depts. of Education, YMCA, County Dept. of Toxic Substances, public healthcare systems and the Local Government Commission) and half from the private development community (developers and consultants), attended three workshops and created … Read More

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Education and Community Development

The ULI OC/IE Edge Development Council sponsored a seminar addressing “The Role of Education in Edge Cities” at the Inland Regions Conference Center in San Bernardino, Calif. on August 28th. The Council was fortunate to have Dr. Roger Schultz, President of Mt. San Jacinto College, and Wesley Ahlgren, Chief Operating Officer for the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, as featured speakers addressing the economic success of edge cities and the impact of higher education on creating a more sustainable workforce. Dr. Schultz referenced  recent data that demonstrates the  relationship between employment and … Read More

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Divergent Views of the Future: Making Sense of the Trends in Real Estate

The Urban Land Institute’s SoCal Trends Conference features top thought leaders on real estate development in this region. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Tony Crescenzi, executive vice president, PIMCO, the world’s largest bond investment company, will share predictions about the effects of interest rate increases, capital investment patterns, and the Fed’s approach to bolstering the U.S. economy.  Crescenzi, who is PIMCO’s market strategist and portfolio manager, is a financial news commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.  Based in Newport Beach, hearing what Crescenzi has to say about finance and capital markets and SoCal’s … Read More

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August ULI Boardroom After Hours with Rick Lamprecht


“Do the right thing and you will establish and maintain strong contacts in the industry” was the advice from Rick Lamprecht to the young professionals who met with him at the August ULI Boardroom After Hours program.  A sold-out program, graciously hosted at Gensler’s beautiful new office in Newport Beach, Lamprecht shared lessons learned from his career spanning over 30 years.  Lamprecht, who worked for The Irvine Company for over 20 years and most recently with Archstone, before it was acquired by Avalon Bay and EQR this year, has established … Read More

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No Spring Chicken: O.C.’s Changing Demographics

June 27 2013 NoSpringChicken550

On June 27, Dowell Myers, professor of urban planning and demography, University of Southern California, spoke at the Initiative Council Roundtable event called No Spring Chicken.  Professor Myers spoke about the loss of young professionals in Orange County and how this changing demographic shift affects real estate and the overall economic balance in Orange County. After Professor Myers presentation, the ULI members in attendance participated in ….. READ More 

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Newest Trend in the Market—Creative Office Space: SCIC visits Beckman Coulter World Headquarters


In this current economic environment, what draws a company to house their offices in Orange County?  A few years ago it was a green building.  No, not the color green, but an environmentally sound building in most cases a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building.  According to Robert G. Caudill of Colliers International, LEED certified buildings are part of everyday life.  A LEED certified building is part of the standard operating procedure.  Creative office space is the new way of operating—it is the next trend.  Unlike Los Angeles … Read More

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YLG Mentorship Group visits “The Packing District”

The Packing District

Bringing life to urban decay is not a new trend, but one that has taken off in recent years.  On Wednesday, July 10 Pat Fuscoe of Fuscoe Engineering took nearly 20 attendees from the mentorship group on a tour of LAB Holdings newest redevelopment project the Packing District. Shaheen Sadeghi, founder of LAB Holding provided the tour.   more about the “The Packing District”tour.

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