Monthly Archives: July 2014

ULI Germany and ULI OC/IE

ULI OCIE and Germany

(L to R) Claudia Gotz, Executive Director, ULI Germany/Austria/Switzerland and Phyllis Alzamora, Executive Director, ULI OC/IE at the Summer 2014 ULI Leadership Retreat.  There are several National Councils in Germany and in Vienna and Zurich.  ULI members are encouraged to reach out to ULI members overseas.  If you are planning a trip this year, why not look up a ULI member in the city(ies) you are visiting and meet some like minds in Europe to discuss land use planning and real estate development.  ULI is truly a global organization!

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ULI International Leadership Team

E D Retreat

Members and staff from North America, Europe and Asia, part of the ULI International Leadership Team, work together on a team-building, white water rafting experience in Colorado. Each year, new District Council Chairs, Mission Advancement Chairs, Governance Chairs and Executive Directors attend a retreat with ULI District Council staff to focus on how to advance the ULI mission in their respective regions. ULI is truly a global organization. 

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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

ARtic Tour Front View

ULI OCIE Mentorship Groups (Mentors: Robert Glessner, Karen Gulley and Ann Cutner) attend a hard hat tour of the The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), led by Michael McAlpine of STV and William Davis of Group Delta Consultants.   ARTIC will combine a transportation gateway and mixed-use activity center on a 16-acre site owned by the City of Anaheim.   ARTIC will serve as a hub for Orange County and the region, a landmark where freeways, major arterials, bus routes and Orange County’s backbone rail system converge.   

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14th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge

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Transportation Committee Gears Up for a Mini-TAP

IIC Transportation Group

During today’s Infrastructure Initiative Council meeting, the Transportation Committee brainstormed interesting topics and shared new developments in Southern California transportation. Members began preparing questions for a survey that will be distributed among cities and that will be used to help ULI OCIE discover what the most urgent transportation issues are for our cities. The outcome of this survey will be a Mini-TAP (Technical Assistance Panel) that offers the advice of a panel of experts on a project or challenge within the ULI OCIE region.

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ULI Infrastructure Council on Water and Transporation

IIC Water Groupa

Today at ULI OCIE, Infrastructure Initiative Council Meeting at Irvine Ranch Water District (with special guest Adam Hutchinson of Orange County Water District in attendance), the council discuss water and transportation issues. Where do we get our water? Where does the water go? How is water getting recycled today? How does water get used? (White Paper coming soon!) In addition, they discussed how beneficial performing TAP (Technical Assistance Panel) might be in pursuing their goals.

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Winner of ULI Open House Raffle for Chairmen’s Reception Ticket

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During ULI Orange County/Inland Empire’s Open House on Friday July 18, business cards were collected to be entered into a raffle for tickets to our Summer Networking Event, the Chairmen’s Reception on August 21, 2014. Teresa Harvey of Terracon Consulting is the raffle winner! ULI OCIE looks forward to seeing her at the reception. The Chairmen’s Reception is a ULI Summer Family Affair at the beautiful Newport Beach Civic Center. ULI members, land use and real estate professionals, and their spouses or guests are invited! Register for the reception here.

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ULI’s First Open House!


On July 18, 2014, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire held an Open House. The Open House was a great success with a steady flow of members and non-members attending from 9am-2pm. Visitors had a chance to network, visit and enjoy some very tasty treats. ULI OCIE would like extend a special thank you those that attended. Please join us on Friday, November 7th for our next OPEN HOUSE, where you can learn more about what ULI OCIE is doing or just drop by to share what you are up to.

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Wastewater Treatment In OC

Waste Tour

Members of the ULI OC/IE Sustainable Communities Initiative Council toured OC’s Sanitation District Headquarters in Fountain Valley. Pictured here are members viewing a “digester” where solids are extracted from wastewater then microorganisms break down the solids emitting methane gas that is recycled into energy running the plant.

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ULI Mentorship Group and GE Capital RE discuss public storage portfolio project

'14 Mentorship Program Logo

Mentorship Group 7 mentored by Robert Glessner met with Christian Garner and Edwin Kwan at their GE Real Estate office for lunch on July 11th and had a great discussion about GE’s Real Estate business. We discussed Christian’s career, a brief review of GE as a business and the balance of its markets focusing on GE Capital and the Real Estate group, equity and debt financing, a public storage portfolio project and the nuances of underwriting and making it “pencil out” based on changing parameters with multiple factors changing the … Read More

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