Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Top 10 Emerging Trends to Watch in Real Estate

PwC US and ULI reveal the trends to watch in the coming year in their new report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2016. Read the full report for more details and their prediction for the top five markets of 2016. 18-Hour Cities 2.0 The real estate industry is expressing growing confidence in the potential investment returns in these 18-hour markets. The growth in investor sentiment is evident in the 2016 top ten rankings—with the exception of San Francisco and Los Angeles, the balance of the markets are 18-hour gateway cities. … Read More

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Have You Completed the Member Content Survey Yet?

ULI currently has a member content survey underway and we are asking for your help in completing the survey! This quick 5 minute survey will provide ULI with direction on the topics, formats and type of information that you find valuable. We want to provide you with the best and most informative programming possible and your responses will help us accomplish that goal. A big thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey! To complete this survey, please refer to the email you received from Patrick … Read More

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What’s the Buzz in the Auto Industry?

I met a residential developer and an architect, both based in Orange County, years ago, who told me they attended the Los Angeles Auto Show every year to find “The Buzz” on the show floor (and to see the latest car models, of course, being car guys).  Their objective was to see what throngs of people were huddling around.  You see, the point was they deduced that with all of the money the auto industry spends on R&D that surely these advancements will ultimately impact the real estate industry, about 10 years later, to be exact. So, let’s see if their … Read More

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The ULI lecture series, on Leaders in Planned Communities, Residential Design & Urban Infill recently welcomed the Chairman and CEO of The New Home Company (TNHC), Larry Webb. Larry brought his charisma and his extensive experience in the homebuilding industry to inspire participants of the ULI lecture series. The series is co-hosted by Martin & Associates and features the most effective leaders in the home building industry. The overall vision of TNHC is to “Build a Better Life,” that is, provide their customers with a home and a community to … Read More

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Bert Selva, President and CEO of Shea Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in America, recently offered insights into his business strategy and leadership style with students at the ULI Leaders in Planned Communities, Residential Design & Urban Infill series. Co-hosted by Martin & Associates, the program provided an engaging learning experience for university students and housing professionals courtesy of leading innovators in the real estate industry.  Celebrating a new era in innovation and leadership, Bert began the evening speaking about his career milestones.  Prior to joining Shea Homes, Bert … Read More

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As Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Residential California, Adrian Foley oversees the entire California business portfolio for Brookfield Residential and is currently welcoming students to the fourth class of the Urban Land Institute popular lecture series, ULI Leaders in Planned Communities, Residential Design & Urban Infill.  Co-presented by Martin & Associates, the class is part of a program designed to provide a relevant learning experience for housing industry professionals as well as university students.  An impressive roster of industry leaders is scheduled to speak through November 4th. Foley, considered the … Read More

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Coastal Zone Development

Members of the Office and Commercial Initiative Council held a meeting with Brooks Street developers, Chris Yelich and Andrew “Rewdy” Holstein, to learn more about the master plan community at Banning Ranch in Newport Beach. Newport Banning Ranch lies within the coastal zone, where regulations apply that are intended to encourage appropriate development and protection of the state’s coastal and shoreline resources.  The 400-acre site is located between eastside Costa Mesa, the Santa Ana River and Pacific Coast Highway.  Throughout the planning process has included issues of soils to be cleaned up from the inactive oilfields, recognition … Read More

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 IRVINE, CA – The second class of the popular lecture series, ULI Leaders in Planned Communities, Residential Design & Urban Infill Program, was treated to insights on design by Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President of Lewis Operating Corp.  The program, presented by Urban Land Institute of Orange County/Inland Empire and Martin & Associates, features many of the most effective leaders in the community development and homebuilding industry.  The successful lecture series held September 9th through November 4th provides a relevant learning experience designed for both the public and private sectors of … Read More

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Trends in Real Estate Law

Protégés from Jeff Mayer’s Mentorship Group met with Susan Hori, land use attorney for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, to discuss issues today in zoning, land use and entitlement law that they might not have otherwise encountered in their respective careers in planning and development.  Natalie Ashlock, Manny Trujillo, Josh Cortez and Spencer Wampole talked with Hori about the interface between projects and government; on issues such as maximizing density, changing land use, identifying property constraints, or “issue-spotting” as Hori calls it. Hori referenced a recent report that analyzed where the “tension” is today in zoning, land use … Read More

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Developing Connections Between Art and Public Space

Jessica Goldman Srebnick of Goldman Properties addressed the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting attendees to discuss developing connections between art and public space. Click on the video to see her full presentation.

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