Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Take 5 from the YLG” Boardroom Afterhours With Bryan Bentrott

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Purpose: The purpose of “Take 5 from the YLG” is to share 5 relevant take-always that were obtained by a young leader who attended a ULI program. ULI Event: The YLG produced Boardroom afterhours with Bryan Bentrott Business Partner – pick a business partner who has complimentary skills and the same strategy / outlook on the business plan. Make sure there is substantial trust in each other’s respective skills so that there is no question about the other’s motives. Find your Niche and Be Flexible – come up with a … Read More

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Trends Conference held today in Newport Beach

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(l to r) Mike Ruane, Chairman, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire, with Mark Kiesel, Managing Director, PIMCO.  Kiesel was keynote speaker at the RE Trends conference held today. TIP: He’s bullish on companies in home remodeling sector.

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Edge Development Initiative Council discuss ” Building Healthy Places”

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Edge Development Initiative Council members (l to r) Jay Bessette, UCI planning grad student, and Bob Johnson, planning consultant, participate in a lively discussion about “Building Healthy Places”. The answer is: “It’s complicated.”  Nonetheless, the EDIC will organize a program in March around edge development and new perspectives.

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Healthy Communities

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Mary Borgia, a ULI Trustee based in Newport Beach, asking pertinent questions at the thought-leader concurrent session titled  “The Changing World:  Food”  at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.

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The “Gangsta Gardner”

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Ron Finley is a community leader and renegade gardener.  He told his story at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago about transforming his community from a food desert to a health, accessible food forest.

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Making Healthy Places Happen

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“Putting people first” is the first principle of building healthy places. (L to R) Ron Terwillger, Peter Calthorpe, Bart Harvey and Marilyn Taylor discuss who do you rebuild the existing environment to make it a healthy place.

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Sam Zell at ULI Fall Meeting

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“If you aren’t the lead dog, your view never changes,” a “Samism.”  Industry Icon and Entrepreneur Sam Zell says in a candid interview that things are distorted in the market by the level of liquidity.

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At the ULI Fall Meeting

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At Soldier Field in Chicago for the ULI Fall Meeting (l to r):  Phyllis Alzamora, Thom Cox, Rick Lamprecht, Aram Chahbazian, Peter Hersh and Denise Ashton.

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Multi-Housing Initiative Council – Moving Forward

Industry Leaders from the multi-housing world gathered at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach on September 12th for the inaugural ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Multi-Housing Initiative Council Program to discuss the current state of the market and where the opportunities in development and acquisition will be going forward. Panelists included individuals from both public and private firms that represented perspectives from multi-housing management, acquisition, and development. The program started with a Keynote Panel consisting of Michael Shall, President and CEO of Essex Property Trust, and Robert Hart, President and CEO … Read More

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“Take 5 from the YLG” Boardroom Afterhours With Kerry Vandell

Purpose: The purpose of “Take 5 from the YLG” is to share 5 relevant take-always that were obtained by a young leader who attended a ULI program. ULI Event: The YLG produced Boardroom afterhours with Kerry Vandell 1.         Although the economy is recovering slowly, uncertainty – in large part from        Washington DC – is hindering capital formation and investment which is dampening the real estate market and employment growth. 2.          A current business trend is consolidation of firms in all sectors and the creation of new start-ups. 3.         Orange County … Read More

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